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Program Requirements

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements.

Course Descriptions can be found in the Marymount University Catalog.


Foundation Courses

  • FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design
  • FA 104 Color Theory
  • FA 105 Drawing I
  • FA 106 Drawing II
  • FA 107 Ceramics I: Introduction to Hand-building
  • FA 201 Introduction to Art History I
  • FA 202 Introduction to Art History II
  • FA 210 Three-Dimensional Design
  • FA 211 Printmaking I
  • FA 213 Painting I
  • GD 101 Software Lab I: Photoshop
  • GD 200 Electronic Publishing

Fine Arts Requirements

  • FA 295 Sophomore Portfolio
  • 3 credits in upper-division art history, after 1800
  • 3 additional credits in upper-division art history
  • 3 credits in fine arts electives (studio or art history)
  • FA 400 Internship
  • FA 427 Senior Portfolio

Concentration Courses

All art majors will also take three fine arts courses (9 credits) in a single media concentration. One course (3 credits) will be the senior project, which must be in the same media as the other concentration classes.


Drawing/Painting Concentration

  • FA 309 Figure Drawing
  • FA 310 Advanced Drawing
  • FA 313 Advanced Painting
  • FA 421 Project
  • FA 422 Senior Project

Printmaking/Book Arts Concentration

  • FA 307 Advanced Printmaking
  • FA 353 Handmade Books
  • FA 360 Book Illustration in Mixed Media
  • FA 421 Project
  • FA 422 Senior Project