Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Many courses offered by the DFPA count towards Core Curriculum credit in Artistic Knowledge and Experience as well as the area of Engaged Learning

It’s important to note that while many courses are offered every semester, more advanced  classes are offered less frequently- often once a year, or even every two years. Rotations are subject to change. Click here to see the Fine Arts course rotation.

If you are a major or minor and are trying to register in a class that is full, contact the DFPA at dfpa@luc.edu to be put on a waiting list. Keep in mind that many DFPA classes have enrollment caps. These caps ensure that our majors and minors, including any declared incoming freshmen, are able to enroll in the classes they need to complete their degree. If you are trying to enroll in order to complete your Core or elective requirements, please check back once all enrollment is complete for any spaces that may be left.

Make sure to check for prerequisites while enrolling. If you have not taken appropriate prerequisites, then do not enroll in the course. The department will remove you from it later, but meanwhile you’ll prevent others from enrolling. See your advisor if your schedule makes it necessary to take courses out of sequence.

With the exception of Studio Arts Majors and Minors:

  1. Students may not major and minor in the same discipline.
  2. Majors: No less than 21 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each major; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one major, not of more than one major.
  3. Minors and interdisciplinary minors: not less than 8 credit hours in the individual student’s transcript must be unique to each minor; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one minor, not of more than one minor or major.
  4. General exceptions to Rules 2 and 3 will be made if approved by the chairs/directors of the department(s)/program(s) housing each affected major and minor. A list of standing general exceptions will be maintained by the Dean's office.
  5. Individual student exceptions may be made in appropriate cases by department chairs and program directors.
  6. Departments and Programs may enforce stricter double-dipping policies than those stated above, which also should be provided to the Dean’s Office.

Click here to see detailed descriptions of Fine Arts classes.

Click to see the suggested course sequence for the following Fine Arts majors:

Course #TitleCredits
FNAR 112 Two-Dimensional Design 3
FNAR 113 Drawing I 3
FNAR 114 Painting I 3
FNAR 115 Foundations of Photography 3
FNAR 118 Printmaking I 3
FNAR 119 Watercolor Techniques 3
FNAR 120 Ceramics: Handbuilding 3
FNAR 121 Ceramics: Wheelthrowing 3
FNAR 123 Metalwork and Jewelry I 3
FNAR 124 Sculpture I 3
FNAR 132 Visual Communication I 3
FNAR 170 Three-Dimensional Design 3
FNAR 190 Color Theory 3
FNAR 199 Art and Visual Culture 3
FNAR 200 Art History: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
FNAR 201 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3
FNAR 202 Modern Art 3
FNAR 203 Chicago: The Face of the City 3
FNAR 207 Women, Art, and Society 3
FNAR 213 Drawing II 3
FNAR 214 Painting II 3
FNAR 215 Photography: Film and Darkroom 3
FNAR 218 Printmaking II 3
FNAR 219 Photography: Digital Imaging 3
FNAR 222 Ceramics II: Intermediate Studio 3
FNAR 223 Metalwork and Jewelry II 3
FNAR 224 Sculpture and Welding II 3
FNAR 232 Visual Communication II 3
FNAR 233 Digital Media I: Pixel 3
FNAR 234 Digital Media II: Vector 3
FNAR 235 Figure Studio 3
FNAR 251 African-American Art 3
FNAR 260 The Art of Bookbinding 3
FNAR 304 Paris in the 19th Century 3
FNAR 305 American Art to 1945 3
FNAR 306 Contemporary Art 1945 to Present 3
FNAR 311 Studio Workshop for Advanced Drawing and Painting 3
FNAR 316 Photography: Advanced Darkroom 3
FNAR 319 Photography: Lighting Techniques 3
FNAR 322 Sculpture and Ceramics III: Advanced Studio 3
FNAR 332 Visual Communication II 3
FNAR 333 Visual Communication III 3
FNAR 334 Digital Media III: Motion 3
FNAR 338 Medieval Art 3
FNAR 341 Renaissance Art: Painting 3
FNAR 342 Art in Rome 3
FNAR 343 Baroque Art 3
FNAR 344 Early Italian Renaissance Art 3
FNAR 345 Italian High Renaissance and Mannerist Art 3
FNAR 351 Pre-Columbian Art of Middle and South America 3
FNAR 352 Islamic Art History 3
FNAR 355 Art in Africa 3
FNAR 357 South Asian Visual Culture 3
FNAR 358 Chinese Art and Culture 3
FNAR 359 Japanese Art and Culture 3
FNAR 367 History of Architecture 3
FNAR 368 Gallery Internship 1-4
FNAR 380 Internship I 1-4
FNAR 381 Internship II 1-4
FNAR 382 Visual Communication IV 3
FNAR 383 Digital Media IV: Interactive 3
FNAR 390 Seminar in Art and Ideas 3
FNAR 391 Senior Thesis I 3
FNAR 392 Senior Thesis II: Art History Capstone 3
FNAR 393 Topics in Studio Art 3
FNAR 398 Senior Exhibition Preparation: Studio Art Capstone 3
FNAR 399 Independent Study 1-4