Art Studio (B.A., B.F.A.)

B.A. Curriculum

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. Students must fulfill the requirements of the general education program and take 36-51 in the major (24-39 in art and 12 in art history). Of the 120 credits required for graduation, 42 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Foundation Courses
As an art major, you should plan to complete the following courses in your first year:

  • ART 207: Drawing I (3 credits)

Two courses (6 credits) from:

  • ART 101: Two-Dimensional Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 103: Three-Dimensional Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 105: 4D (Time-Based) Studio I (3 credits)

One Art History course:

  • ART 251: Introduction to Art History: Ancient-Medieval (3 credits)
  • ART 252: Introduction to Art History: Renaissance-Modern (3 credits)

Sophomore Review
In the first semester of your sophomore year, you will participate in ART 002: Sophomore Review, a special evaluation set up to provide art majors with timely feedback from faculty once they have completed the foundation courses. When you register for ART 002, you will submit a Statement of Purpose form, and will prepare a portfolio of 15-20 of your best works from foundation courses.

Other Required Courses
An additional 6 credits must be selected from one of the following sequences of studio courses:

  • ART 204, 304: Graphic Design I and II
  • ART 208, 309: Drawing II and III
  • ART 213, 314: Photography I (B/W Photography) and II (B/W Darkroom)
  • ART 214, 315: Photography I (Digital) and II (Digital Darkroom)
  • ART 215, 316: Video and Multimedia I and II
  • ART 221, 322: Painting I and II
  • ART 231, 332: Printmaking I and II
  • ART 233, 334: Relief Printing and Typography I and II
  • ART 243, 344: Sculpture I and II

This sequence must be completed by the end of the junior year. An additional three (3) credits of studio art on the 200- or 300-level must be selected.

You must take two art history electives at the 300 level or above, one of which must be selected from the following modern or contemporary art courses:

  • ART 331: The African-American Artist in Context: A Cultural and Historical Survey II
  • ART 361: Modern Art
  • ART 362: Contemporary Art
  • ART 364: American Art
  • ART 374: Topics in Film
  • ART 375: Topics in the History of Photography
  • ART 380: Topics in Art and Architectural History (with topic approved by chair)
  • ART 480: Advanced Topics in European and American Art (with topic approved by chair)

In your senior year, an additional six (6) credits must be selected from 300-level studio courses (except 301) or ART 405: Studio Seminar. Many students choose to do an internship in their junior or senior year. Consult with your advisor before registering for ART 477: Art and Art History Internship.