Bannner art by Samantha Petzrick, "Grandfather's Path"
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Distinguished Major

The Distinguished Major Program in Studio Art is designed for majors who have a 3.4 GPA or better, have demonstrated an ability to excel and who want to undertake an independent and extended special project under the supervision of a faculty committee. During the third year, the students submit proposals to their chief advisor for an ambitious project involving original written research as well as artwork. In the spring of the fourth year, the finished research and body of work is presented to an ad hoc committee of studio faculty for evaluation. Successful completion of the Distinguished Major Program is a very effective preparation for graduate work, and the majority of studio majors who succeed in fulfilling the stringent demands of the program go on to distinguish themselves in outstanding graduate schools.

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Banner art by Samantha Petzrick, "Grandfather's Path"
Studio photograph by Tom Cogill