The fundamental objective of the Art Department programs is to teach in ways that will provide and promote knowledge and understanding of the visual arts. The studio program gives students hands on exposure to a variety of skills, both analytic and technical, in order to help students express concepts visually. The art history program introduces students to different periods of art, cultural and historical events, visual means of expression and communication, and research methods. Both programs prepare students to pursue graduate school, careers in the arts, or teaching.
The Art Department offers two sequences leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Additional offerings include minors for Elementary Education majors, Liberal Arts students, advanced courses for undergraduate students, in-service teachers and post-graduate students. Both the major and minor Liberal Arts programs allow students to select areas of emphasis in studio or art history in consultation with departmental advisers. Students wishing to be certified for teaching art in secondary schools must select the emphasis in studio art.
The special requirements of studio courses demand regular attendance. Students wishing to declare an Art major or minor should contact the Art Department at extension 4910 and schedule an appointment with an Art adviser. Transfer students should bring an evaluation of transfer credits to their first advisement session and should consult the departmental undergraduate adviser prior to registering for art courses at Northeastern.
Additional information may be obtained by calling the department offices at 773.442.4910 or by calling the university operator at 773.583.4050. You may also send an email request for information to firstname.lastname@example.org.