In addition to fulfilling general degree requirements, undergraduate students majoring in interdisciplinary visual arts must complete the following requirements (82 credits):

Foundation Courses: 16 credits

VIS 1050/ComX or VIS 2150/Key Class: 1 credit
VIS 1060/Foundation Drawing: 3 credits
VIS 1070/Extended Media: 3 credits
VIS 1080/Visual Language: 3 credits
VIS 1260/3-D Processes: 3 credits
VIS 1330/Lens and Time: 3 credits

Art History Courses: 12 credits

ARH 1020/History of Art Survey II
ARH —/One course in the history of art before 1800 (lower-level)
ARH —/Art history elective (modern/contemporary)

Studio Art Courses: 30 credits

Students must find a faculty sponsor in each of the two areas (primary and secondary).
Primary area:
Studio art courses (lower level): 6 credits
Studio art courses (upper level): 12 credits
Secondary area:
Studio art courses (lower level): 6 credits
Studio art courses (upper level): 6 credits

Visual Arts Studio Electives: 13 credits

Synthesis Courses: 11 credits

Senior seminar or other synthesis course: 3 credits
VIS 4990/Senior Project I: 4 credits
VIS 4991/Senior Project II: 4 credits


Updates to the 2016–18 Purchase College Catalog

Effective Fall 2017:

  • VIS 2150 now required for all transfer students (freshmen take VIS 1050).