Major Code BA1935
Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Jennie Klein,director of studies/contact person
The Honors Tutorial College (HTC) program in art history balances a commitment to breadth and rigor with an opportunity for self-disciplined and highly motivated students to explore current and fundamental issues creatively. In this four-year program, the student is expected to take one tutorial course each semester, language courses, collateral studies, and upper-division art history courses. This enables the student to acquire the full range of skills necessary to successfully continue in graduate study. Students will have excellent opportunities for intensive study with the art historians in the School of Art + Design.
Students will receive a degree of Bachelor of Arts from the Honors Tutorial College. To earn a bachelor’s degree in the Honors Tutorial College, a student must fulfill all the academic requirements of the program of study, maintain a 3.5 GPA (grade point average) in the courses that are required by the program of study, and have at least a 3.5 overall GPA.
Tutorials during the first three years have fixed content, with the goal of exposing the Honors Tutorial College student to many different methodologies and approaches. The first year of tutorials for both the HTC art history and HTC studio art are designed to complement the art history survey course AH 2110, AH 2120, and AH 2130 (Non Western Art History) which all HTC students are required to audit in addition to participating in their tutorial. These tutorials are Ah 2970T and 2980T. The second and third year tutorials are based on specialized content offered by School of Art + Design faculty members in both art and art history. Students will register for either the AH or ART prefix depending on their course of study. These small, individualized tutorial seminars foster community, which is important for the School of Art + Design, and permit the students to work closely with one another. There are also individualized meetings scheduled with the tutor and the director of study as well. The final year is devoted to the thesis/project, with the student working closely with 1-2 thesis advisors or a thesis advisor and director of study as they conceive and write their thesis.
Applicants are selected on the basis of superior academic ability and the potential for self-motivated study and research. A high school rank in the upper 10%, high scores on standardized tests (a minimum of 30 on the ACT or 1300 on the SAT), and a personal interview with the director of studies of the art history program are all required for entry as a freshman. This is a four-year program, but we will consider the applications of Ohio University freshmen.
Change of Program Policy
First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the art history B.A. tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The deadline for application is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.
External Transfer Admission
First-year students at another institution may apply to transfer into the art history B.A. tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The deadline for application is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Graduates of the HTC program in art history will be well prepared for graduate study. Following completion of the B.A., they will have the academic background necessary to enter rigorous M.A. degree programs. The Ph.D. is the terminal degree in art history.