This page outlines requirements for the minor in Visual Studies. Students can also study this subject as a concentration (BA, The Arts) or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). Arts majors can also choose the Arts in Context concentration, in which they study dance along with a liberal arts discipline.
Part of the interdisciplinary Arts curriculum at Eugene
Lang College, the Visual Studies concentration at Eugene Lang College offers a
distinctive approach to the study of the history and theory of art as well as
the broader field of visual culture. Applying a broad range of theories
and methodologies, students in this concentration address diverse areas of art
history and visual studies, including painting, photography, moving image arts,
sculpture, performance art, conceptual art, installation, curatorial and museum
studies, and public art. The curriculum reflects the dominant role of images in
contemporary society and culture.
Undergraduate students from any school in the university who are not majoring in Liberal Arts can select a minor from Lang's offerings. Similarly, Lang students who are not pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts can select a minor from those offered in other schools, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. (Lang students pursuing a BA or BS in Liberal Arts: See Self-Designed Major, below.) Note: Arts majors can enroll in any minor of their choice, including an Arts minor in a discipline different from the one already being studied in their major.
Requirements WorksheetCourses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the director of the program. Students pursuing the Visual Studies minor are encouraged to download the Program Requirement Worksheet for The Arts to track their progress. Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill minor requirements.
Requirements for the Visual Studies MinorInterested students should review the curriculum below and speak with the Visual Studies program director before declaring this minor. The Visual Studies minor requires the following five (5) courses:
Students who wish to pursue the Visual Studies minor at Lang must complete at least three LVIS courses (or two LVIS courses and one LINA course) at Lang. For transfer students, no more than two transfer courses count toward the Visual Studies minor.
Lang Culture and Media (LCST) courses can be used to fulfill Visual Studies elective requirements with approval from the Visual Studies coordinator.
The Arts in Context concentration allows students to combine Visual Studies courses with courses in a liberal arts discipline of their choice. For example, a student can focus on arts criticism by taking courses in Visual Studies and Writing. Other majors such as Psychology or Urban Studies can also provide wider contexts for visual art studies. Arts in Context students should follow the minor requirements for Visual Studies below, or an alternate plan of study approved by the Visual Studies Coordinator.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect visual studies as an academic minor; however, they can pursue a deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this option, contact an academic advisor or read more about the self-designed major at Lang.
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