Art & Art History Requirements

Art Portfolio

Interested in majoring in art? While a portfolio is not required for admission to the art department, it is encouraged.

Please submit, via single PDF or a link via Google drive, 15-20 images of your best work for review. Include title, material and date of each piece of artwork. 

Send your portfolio to artandarthistory@hartwick.edu or set up a portfolio review in person during your campus visit.

The Art faculty will be available to review portfolios during all Open Houses and Art Discovery Days.


Requirements for the Major in Art

  • 12 credits of foundation art classes (2D design, 3D design, drawing, 4D & 5D design and either figure drawing or works on paper)
  • 12 credits in one art concentration (Painting & Drawing, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Art & Design, Glass)
  • 8 credits in a second art concentration (Painting & Drawing, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Art & Design, Glass)
  • 15 credits of Art History
  • Sophomore Art Review (assessment)
  • Junior Art Review (assessment)
  • Senior Seminar
  • Senior Show (4 credits)

Requirements for the Major in Art History

  • 9 credits of art history survey courses (World Art History)
  • 8 credits in studio art courses
  • 18 credits in upper level art history courses (Topic Based)
  • 6 credits of foreign language
  • Senior Capstone

Requirements for the Minor in Art

  • 8 credits of foundation art classes
  • 12 credits of studio art classes
  • 3 credits of art history

Requirements for the Minor in Art History

  • 9 credits of art history survey courses (World Art History)
  • 4 credits in studio art courses
  • 6 credits in upper level art history courses (Topic Based)

Requirements for the Minor in Graphic Communications

  • 8 credits of foundation art classes
  • 4 credits in Digital Art & Design or Photography class
  • 6 credits in English (Business Writing, Journalism, Adv. Comp, Creative Writing Non-Fiction)
  • 3 credits of an appropriate Social or Behavioral Science class
  • Field Experience

Requirements for the Minor in Documentary Photography

  • 2 credits of foundation art (2D Design or 4D & 5D Design)
  • 4 credits in Photography I or Digital Art & Design I
  • 8 credits in upper level Photography classes
  • 3 credits in Art History (History of Photography)
  • Field Experience
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