Major Code BA1939
Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Vincent Wojtas, director of studies/contact person
The Honors Tutorial College (HTC) studio art B.A. program balances a commitment to breadth and rigor with an opportunity for self-disciplined and highly motivated students to explore current and fundamental issues creatively. This program offers exceptional students the opportunity to study the many aspects of studio art in one-on-one relationships with faculty members. Maximum opportunities will be afforded for the student to progress well beyond the material found in conventional courses. The primary purpose of the tutorial program is to serve as preparation for graduate study. Students will receive a degree of Bachelor of Arts from the Honors Tutorial College.
This four-year program requires a student to take one tutorial each semester, two years of a language, collateral studies, and upper-division studio art courses. This enables the student to acquire the full range of skills necessary to successfully continue in graduate study. A student will have excellent opportunities for intensive study with the studio artists in the School of Art.
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 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, 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.
Students are selected by the director of studies of the studio art tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College on the basis of superior ability and sustained motivation. We look for good scores on standardized tests (30 composite score on the ACT or a combined score of 1300 on the SAT), but we also require a good high school record (class standing in the top 10%). An interview with the director of studies is required for acceptance into our program. Recommendations from two high school teachers are required. The personalized aspects of the tutorial system occasionally make it possible for us to accept students who have not performed well on standardized measures of ability but who demonstrate exceptional aptitude in other ways. The deadline for application for admission is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.
Change of Program Policy
First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the studio art 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 studio art 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 studio art (B.A. degree) are prepared and well positioned to enter graduate programs in studio art or other liberal arts studies.