Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art Studio

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ART 110  Drawing I 3
ART 119  Design 2-D 3
ART 120  Design 3-D 3
ENG 101  English Composition I  OR  HON 150 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Course 3
   
Second Semester 15
Art History Course 3
Art Studio Course 3
General Education Courses 9
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
Art History Course 3
Art Studio Courses 6
General Education Courses
6
   
Fourth Semester 15
Art History Course 3
Art Studio Courses 6
General Education Courses 6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
Art Studio Courses 9
Laboratory Component Course 3
General Education Course 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
ART 388  Critical Writing in Art 3
Art History Course
3
Art Studio Course 3
General Education Courses
6
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
ART 490  Senior Studio Thesis 3
Art Studio Courses 9
General Education Course 3
   
Eighth Semester 15
Art Studio Courses 9
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
Total 120

Program Notes:

  • 35 percent of the required 120 credits must include upper division courses (300-400 level).
  • All art studios 300 level and above are repeatable.
  • Requirements in Major: Students must complete 18 credits in one of the four listed concentrations as an area of emphasis (single studio area, 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional or digital media).

Note: One Laboratory Component course must be completed as part of the General Education requirements.

Required Major Courses (33 credits)

  • ART 110  Drawing I (3 credits)
  • ART 119  Design 2-D (3 credits)
  • ART 120  Design 3-D (3 credits)
  • ART 310  Advanced Drawing OR ART 438: Figure Drawing (3 credits)
  • ART 376  Jewelry/Metals: Casting OR ART 377: Jewelry/Metals: Fabrication (3 credits)
  • ART 382  Ceramics Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 383  Painting Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 385  Sculpture Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 388  Critical Writing in Art (3 credits)
  • ART 490  Senior Studio Thesis (3 credits)

Choose one from the following list (3 credits):

  • ART 350  Printmaking: Relief
  • ART 351  Printmaking: Intaglio
  • ART 295  Surface Design
  • ART 352  Printmaking Processes

Required Art History Courses (12 credits)

Choose from (3 or 6 credits):

  • ART 212  Art History I and ART 214 Art History II
  • ART 106  Art Appreciation
  • ART 109  Landmarks of World Art 

Choose two to three courses from the following list (6 or 9 credits):

  • ART 109  Landmarks of World Art
  • ART 118  History of Making
  • ART 212  Art History I
  • ART 214  Art History II
  • ART 243   Introduction to Asian Art
  • ART 308  Art History: Ancient to Medieval
  • ART 311  Medieval Art and Architecture
  • ART 316  Art History: Renaissance Through Rococo
  • ART 317  Art History: Neoclassicism Through the Present
  • ART 319  Ancient Greek and Roman Art
  • ART 323  Women in Art
  • ART 324  Modern Art
  • ART 326  Contemporary Art
  • ART 328  Italian Renaissance Art
  • ART 333  American Art: European Settlement through 1918
  • ART 345  Methods of Art History
  • ART 420  Contemporary Issues in Art OR ART 422 Art History: The Art World After Modernism
  • ARB 343  Images of Islam: From Spain to Iran

Areas of Emphasis (18 credits)

Students must complete 18 credits in one of the four listed concentrations as an area of emphasis.

Single Studio Area Concentration

Students complete 18 upper-level credits in any single ART studio area, including ART 329 and 490. 

2-Dimensional Concentration

  • ART 112  Introduction to New and Emerging Art Media
  • ART 130  Biological Illustration: Form and Function
  • ART 215  Digital Painting I
  • ART 227  Graphic Design Studio 1
  • ART 233  Natural Science Drawing
  • ART 262  Color Theory
  • ART 266  Selected Topics
  • ART 295  Surface Design
  • ART 310  Advanced Drawing
  • ART 329  Art Internship
  • ART 350  Printmaking: Relief
  • ART 351  Printmaking: Intaglio
  • ART 352  Printmaking Processes
  • ART 383  Painting Studio
  • ART 438  Figure Drawing
  • ART 458  Figure Drawing and Modeling
  • ART 490  Senior Studio Thesis
  • ART 496  Advanced Painting

3-Dimensional Concentration

  • ART 118  History of Making
  • ART 266  Selected Topics
  • ART 329  Art Internship
  • ART 376  Jewelry-Metals: Casting
  • ART 377  Jewelry/Metals: Fabrication
  • ART 382  Ceramics Studio
  • ART 385  Sculpture Studio
  • ART 448  Figure Modeling
  • ART 458  Figure Drawing and Modeling
  • ART 490  Senior Studio Thesis
  • ART 493  Advanced Ceramics
  • ART 498  Advanced Sculpture

Digital Media Concentration

  • ART 127  Introduction to Graphic Design
  • ART 215  Digital Painting I
  • ART 227  Graphic Design Studio 1*
  • ART 261  Typography
  • ART 262  Color Theory
  • ART 266  Selected Topics
  • ART 329  Art Internship
  • ART 427  Graphic Design Studio 3
  • ART 428  Graphic Design Studio 4
  • ART 490  Senior Studio Thesis
  • CDC 120  Visual Communications 1
  • CDC 252  The Art of Film
  • CIS 120  Application Programming I
  • DMT 101  TimeBased Media
  • DMT 180  Multimedia Foundations
  • DMT 225  Digital Layout and Design
  • DMT 240  Electronic Desktop Publishing
  • DMT 300  Digital Photography
  • DMT 320  Digital Video
  • DMT 331  Web Publishing
  • DMT 340  Computer Animation and 3-D Imaging
  • DMT 365  Color Imaging
  • DMT 410  Digital Portfolio
  • DMT 945  Graphic Communications Internship
  • GET 130  Introduction to Engineering Technology

* Pre-requisites of ART 227 include ART 120, CDC 120, ART 261 and ART 262, and students must pass a Portfolio Review in February of their sophomore year, which admits only selected students to the two-year junior and senior year cohort of Graphic Design Studios 1, 2, 3 and 4.