Academics: Majors and Programs

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Acceptance Requirements for Art and Art History Majors

First-year Students

Students interested in Studio must submit:

1. A one-two page, typewritten narrative describing present and past involvements in the arts, purpose and goals for pursuing art as a career.
2. At least five slides or photographs of recent works.

All Studio/Art majors (minors optional) must register for Studio Review during the sophomore and junior years, and Portfolio Criticism I and II in the senior year.

Students Interested in Art History Must Submit:

A one- to two-page typewritten narrative describing:
1. past and present involvement in the arts
2. current area of interest/research
3. goals and objectives for pursuing a career in the arts

All art history majors (minors optional) must register for Art History Review during the sophomore and junior years and Art History Seminar in the senior year.

Students Who Transfer or Change Majors

A transfer student or student changing her concentration to studio must:
1. interview with the department chair
2. complete the special entry requirements for studio art majors (minors optional)
3. submit at least five slides or photographs or examples of recent works
4. in lieu of slides, students may take one of the foundation courses (Drawing or Basic Design) and must receive a grade of “B” or higher

A transfer student or student changing her major to art history must:
1. interview with the department chair
2. complete the special entry requirements for art history majors (minors optional)
3. complete an art history course at Spelman College earning a grade of “B” or higher

Placement Examinations:

None

Teacher Certification: 

All students interested in pursuing additional studies in education should consult the Education Studies program, Giles Hall, ground floor suites.