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Department Chair

Mark Holmes

Associate Professor & Chair of Art

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Requirements for the majors

Art History

10 credits as follows:

  • Studio art: three credits, at least one of which is at the 200-level
  • Art history: six credits
  • Senior Research in Art History: ART 399A.

With permission of the chair, up to 2 credits in related studies outside the department may be counted toward electives in the major.

Studio Art

12 credits as follows:

  • Art history: 3 credits including ART 226 or ART 246 and 2 other Art History courses, with the exception of ART 105
  • Drawing: ART 110
  • Two additional 100-level studio art courses
  • Two 200-level studio art courses
  • Advanced Intermedia Studio Workshop: ART 351 (One credit)
  • Open Studio: ART 390 (2.5 credits winter term senior year)
  • Exhibit Practicum: ART 392 (0.5 credits spring term senior year)

A double major in Studio Art and Art History is permissible under the restriction that at most two courses can count toward both majors; additionally, for the Studio Art major one of the required credits in Art History is replaced by a credit from an allied field of study selected from: DANC 260, ENG 363, PHIL 211, PHIL 246, or THTR 151.

Requirements for the minors

Art History

5 credits as follows:

  • Studio Art: One 100-level course
  • One art history survey course: ART 105 or ART 106
  • Three art history courses at the 200-level or above

Studio Art

6 credits as follows:

  • ART 110
  • Two 100-level studio art courses
  • Two studio art courses at or above the 200-level
  • Art History: 1 credit


6 credits as follows:

  • Drawing: ART 110
  • Design: ART 112 and 212
  • Allied skills: 1 course from ART 113, 115, 119, 323; JOUR 118, 218; CS 340
  • Theory/History: 1 course from ART 226, 246, 310; JOUR 123, 272

A major-minor combination in Studio Art and Art History or Studio Art and Design is permissible under the restriction that at most one course can count toward both specializations.

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