Two new concentrations—in engineering physics and art studio—are available to Longwood students this fall, providing more flexibility for physics and art students preparing for future careers.
The engineering physics concentration prepares students who are physics majors to go on to graduate work or careers in engineering. The concentration in art studio allows students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in visual and performing arts to concentrate in more than one area of art offered at Longwood, from painting to photography to printmaking.
“Our new concentrations in the physics major and in the art major give students more choices while also preparing them for careers or graduate work in their chosen field,” said Dr. Larissa Smith, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Our new concentrations in the physics major and in the art major give students more choices while also preparing them for careers or graduate work in their chosen field.Dr. Larissa Smith, provost and vice president for academic affairs Tweet This
At Longwood, physics students work directly with professors in their labs and classrooms, gaining hands-on experience essential for their future success. The new art concentration is ideal for students who want to double major. It is well-suited for students who enjoyed art classes in high school and want to continue art classes in college while also pursuing other interests or combining art with another field, such as business.
The new concentrations are described below:
Engineering physics concentration
The new concentration in engineering physics provides physics majors an opportunity to gain specific engineering experience at Longwood within a four-year time frame. This interdisciplinary concentration combines a broad liberal arts education in physics with practical engineering skills and is designed for independent thinkers who want to develop their skills to create and innovate. Students who graduate with a physics degree and concentration in engineering physics will be ready to compete for entry-level engineering jobs or admission to graduate engineering programs. The concentration is designed to give students fundamental training in engineering and physics through courses in physics, mathematics and chemistry.
Art studio concentration
This concentration is designed for students majoring in visual and performing arts who are interested in pursuing careers in art that are outside art education and professional fine arts, as well as for students who want to take college art classes while preparing for a career in another field. This concentration is broken up into five specific areas: artists books and printmaking, design in craft, painting and drawing, photography, and graphic and animation design. Printmaking students will discover the unique differences in printmaking media, including lithography, silkscreen and papermaking, and participate in regional, national and international portfolio opportunities. Design in craft coursework will introduce students to a variety of mediums, including clay, stained glass, wood and textiles, while intermediate and advanced classes include jewelry and metalsmithing, and ceramics.