Department of Performing and Visual Arts
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Associate Professor: M. Robinson
Assistant Professors: S. Bailey
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts offers an undergraduate bachelor's degree as well as a minor in Art. The curriculum balances theoretical and practical experience from studio and art history courses. All courses within the Art unit include components which encourage writing proficiency. The unit embraces the philosophy of the broad-based liberal education.
Bachelor of Arts
The curriculum for the B.A in Art provides a generalist approach within a liberal arts tradition and offers the possibility of a concentration of courses either in Studio Art or Art History. Integration of various artistic disciplines is promoted, including a solid component of the non-Western (especially the Arabic/Egyptian) contribution to the arts.
Studio Art courses develop a comprehensive foundation in two-dimensional studio art disciplines in conjunction with a strong theoretical component of Art History.
Courses in Art History take advantage of the uniqueness of the AUC's geographical position in the world, drawing from influential movements in Western art as well as from the rich aesthetic heritage of the Middle East.
A total of 120 credits are required for the bachelor's degree in Art:
Core Curriculum (40 credits) as stated on page 75-80
Concentration Requirements (30 credits)