Graduating with honors in the studio arts
Students in the UI School of Art and Art History have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the studio art major. To be eligible for departmental honors, the student must meet minimum grade-point average (GPA) requirements at the beginning of the semester in which they will graduate, which are a UI cumulative GPA of 3.33 and an art major GPA of 3.50. Students complete departmental honors projects during the semester they will graduate.
To graduate with departmental honors, students arrange for a studio art faculty member to be their honors project advisor. They then register for Honors in Studio Art (ARTS:4190). To fulfill the requirements of the departmental honors, students must have an honors project exhibition, and submit an honors application with title page, abstract, and CD of images.
Honors students should consult with their academic advisors about the honors requirements in detail during early registration for the semester in which they plan to graduate.
Graduating with honors in the art history major
The School of Art and Art History offers outstanding students the opportunity to graduate with honors in the art history major. Honors students in art history must maintain a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.50 in the major. Students must apply for graduation with honors during the semester before they will graduate.
Students research and write an honors paper of 5,000 to 7,500 words under the direction of an art history professor. Students work with an art history faculty member as their honors advisor. Students must register for ARTH:3985/Honors Research in Art History, earning a total of 3 semester hours over the course of one or two semesters. They must have the honors advisor's approval before beginning work on their honors paper.
View the Art History Honors in Major Student Instructions, below, for more information.
For questions, please contact:
- Lynne Lanning (email@example.com), Academic Advisor
- Professor Amy Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Honors Advisor for Art History
Art history honors resources
University of Iowa Honors Program
In addition to honors in the major, students may pursue honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program. University honors students must maintain a 3.33 grade-point average (GPA), complete 12 semester hours of coursework designated as honors courses, and complete 12 semester hours of an experiential learning project. Visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the university's honors program.
NOTE: Membership in the UI Honors Program is not required to earn honors in the major.