Art Studio Courses

Mount Holyoke’s studio art faculty teach courses at all levels—from introductory to advanced. The prerequisite (or gateway) course is Art 120, Drawing I.

Intermediate and advanced studio courses in drawing, digital art, painting, photography, sculpture, papermaking and printmaking are offered, as well as courses on special topics such as Body and Space and Digital Hybrids.

All art majors take Arts 395, Independent Study/Senior Studio, in the fall and spring of their senior year.

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First Year Students

The prerequisite (or gateway) course is Art 120, Drawing I. For first-year students, we offer Art and Contemporary Issues (116) in which students bring together what they are concerned about in the world and their artistic practice. They research various social issues in relation to expressive mediums and learn to creatively use those issues as inspiration for their works of art.

  • 116 Art and Contemporary Issues
  • 120 Drawing I