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Kalamazoo College

Art and Art History

Fine Arts Lobby

Courses in the Art and Art History department cultivate skills in the visual arts as well as an understanding of them as part of the liberal arts focus of Kalamazoo College. Many art courses have no prerequisites and are open to all students. They also provide a  strong background for those students who plan to continue their study of art at a graduate or professional school. To supplement classroom and studio experiences,  the office of Career and Professional Development and Senior Projects can provide internships and other opportunities for experiential learning in areas that include arts management, commercial arts, museums, galleries, and shadowing a professional artists. The Art department also enjoys a strong partnership with the Center of Civic Engagement, offering a number of service-learning courses, and collaboration with the Partners in Art program.

Kalamazoo College offers two major programs in the visual arts field: Studio Art major and Art History major.

Information for students planning on majoring in art (sophomores/rising juniors) can be found here.

Notes on being an art major (aimed at rising seniors) can be found here.