2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 14, 2021  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Art: Concentration in Studio Art [ART_ARTS]


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Major in Art with a concentration in Studio Art


The B.A. in studio art is a well-rounded degree program in studio art with a strong basis in liberal arts. It is intended for students who plan to pursue a generalized career in art or to prepare for graduate study. The degree requires 48 credit hours in the major, including foundation, skills core, studio specialization and four art history courses. Specializations include painting, print media, fiber arts, ceramics and sculpture. The B.A. program does not require a portfolio review for admission.

Career Potential

Artists, designers and educators in ceramics, fiber arts, painting, print media, sculpture, new media design and graphic design.

Art-related fields such as corporate art buyer, art publications employee, art writer, art handler, gallery preparatory staffer, facilitator for nonprofits, arts festivals and community arts organizations.

Total credit hours in major: 48

A. Required Courses Core in Art Studio: 15 credit hours


Drawing Foundation


Design Foundation


B. Exposure and Skills Core in Art Studio: 15 credit hours


Select either:


C. Studio Art Specialization Courses: Six credit hours


Specialization and advanced skills in one of the following areas: ceramics, graphic design, fibers, painting, print media or sculpture

D. Field Study


E. Art History Foundation: 12 credit hours


Additional courses:


Select six credit hours of related electives chosen in consultation with advisor; including one ATH course at the 300-level or above, which must be writing intensive.

F. Free Electives: 29-42 total credit hours


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124


Example of the B.A. in Art (Studio) over four years


First Year


Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 18


  • GE course
  • GE course
  • Foreign language 101

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Foreign language 102
  • GE course
  • GE course

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 16


  • Foreign language 201
  • GE course
  • ATS required courses in concentration
  • GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • Foreign language 202
  • GE course
  • ATS required courses in concentration
  • GE course
  • Free elective

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 18


  • GE- Quantitative Skills
  • ATS elective
  • ATH elective
  • Two free electives

Spring Total credit hours: 18


  • Three free electives

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