New Student Programs

Art and Materials Conservation

About Art and Materials Conservation

The BA program in Art and Materials Conservation was developed observing the American Institute for Conservation guidelines and offers students intense training in chemistry, materials science, studio art, and the humanities, as well as a year of study and hands-on practice at the Lorenzo de' Medici Italian International Institute in Florence, Italy.  Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared for graduate study or for work in the field. They will have gained a solid foundation in the philosophy and ethics of art conservation and preservation.  Further, students will have gained a deep understanding of the scientific basis of art and materials conservation.

Recommended First Semester Classes

Freshmen

Freshmen majoring in Arts and Materials Conservation should take the major’s first course, Chemistry of Art and Color (56-1224). They should also take 3 LAS courses: Writing and Rhetoric I (52-1151), College Algebra (56-2710), and a First-Semester Experience Course (48-1101 through 48-1114). This schedule also leaves room for an additional Core class, an elective, or a course that might count toward a minor.

Please note that registration for some these classes will be dependent on your placement scores. We showed you how to submit and verify your Placement scores in an earlier module. Refer to the Advising Guide in Oasis (under the Students tab) for a full list of LAS requirements.

Transfers

Transfer students with a large number of credits from another college or university should also take Chemistry of Art and Color (56-1224), College Algebra (56-2710), and two LAS courses, depending on their academic background.

Please note that registration for some these classes will be dependent on your placement scores. We showed you how to submit and verify your Placement scores in an earlier module. Refer to the Advising Guide in Oasis (under the Students tab) for a full list of LAS requirements.