Jan 16, 2018
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Studio Art, B.S. 4-year sequences:
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art prepares students to become successful studio artists, entrepreneurs, and professionals in the visual arts industry. Students participate in applied learning in the studio, in traditional classrooms, and in professional and gallery settings.
Students may pursue a concentration in one of seven studio art disciplines: ceramics, contemporary sculptural practices, drawing, metals and contemporary art jewelry, painting, photography, and printmaking.
Through the creation of original artwork and the study of liberal arts, art history, and contemporary art theory and practice, students develop the skills and knowledge needed to serve society with inquisitive attitudes and professional-level problem-solving capabilities.
Experienced faculty members teach the art and design courses and serve as student advisers. A required mid-program portfolio review offers students an overview of their progress in the major. A variety of international and domestic travel/study opportunities allow students to experience other cultures and places. Field experiences supplement educational theory and practice in a setting with working professionals. Extensive library resources and the School of Art and Design’s Visual Resource Center are significant assets.
A 2.0 overall grade point average and a 2.5 or better in Art and Design department courses is required to complete this Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Students must present an exhibition of their work during their senior year.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
|Total for graduation
|Concentration Studio Requirements
Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)
Three credits must be selected from RES-A.
Global Perspective (6 credits*)
Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses.
General Education (40 credits)
Communication Skills (9 credits)
Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)
Courses must be from the areas of analytic reasoning and natural sciences. At least one mathematics or statistics course and a natural science course with a lab are required.
Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
* for Painting concentration
** for Contemporary Sculptural Practices, Art Metals, and Drawing concentrations.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.
Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)
Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues courses.
Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)
Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.
Selectives (3 credits)
Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 40-credit requirement.
Major Studies (65 credits)
Studio and Related Requirements (41 credits)
*ART-213, ART-215, and ART-301 are NOT required for the Photography concentration.
Art Studio Selectives (3-12 credits)
Select additional studio experience from ART or DES courses. Six credits must be from outside the studio emphasis.
Art History Requirements (12-15 credits)
Select remaining Art History courses with at least 3 credits from Modern Art History.
Concentration Studio Requirements (15 credits)
Ceramics Concentration (15 credits)
Contemporary Sculptural Practices Concentration (15 credits)
Drawing Concentration (15 credits)
Metals and Contemporary Art Jewelry Concentration (15 credits)
Art Studio Selectives
Take one color-based course and one drawing-based course.
Painting Concentration (15 credits)
Photography Concentration (21 credits)
Photography Selectives (9 credits)
Select remaining six credits from PHOTO-prefix courses.
Printmaking Concentration (15 credits)
Students take ART 417 (topics may rotate) and one course in each of the following printmaking techniques, plus two additional courses, for a total of 15 credits.
- Lithography (3.00 cr.)
- Serigraphy (3.00 cr.)
- Relief Printmaking (3.00 cr.)