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BA in Studio Art

Degree Requirements

The BA in Studio Art requires 120 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 46 credits*
Studio Art Major Requirements 33 credits
Required Courses 24 credits 
ART 115 Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 116 Drawing II (3 credits)
ART 117 Foundations of Design I: Form and Abstraction (3 credits)
ART 225 Graphic Arts or
COMM 220 Visual Communication and Design
(3 credits)
ART 312 3D Design or
ART 345 Sculpture
(3 credits)
Art History (choose two):
ART 112, ART 113, or ART 114
(6 credits)
ART 485 Senior Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
Concentration Courses
(Select 3 courses in one of the following concentrations):
9 credits
Sculpture Ceramics
ART 118 Foundations of Design II: Color and Composition (3 credits)
ART 243 Life Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 311 Ceramics I (3 credits)
ART 316 Ceramics II (3 credits)
ART 345 Sculpture (3 credits)
Painting
ART 118 Foundations of Design II: Color and Composition (3 credits)
ART 127 Watercolor Painting (3 credits)
ART 243 Life Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 305 Painting I (3 credits)
ART 306 Painting II (3 credits)
ART 350 Monotype Painting (3 credits)
ART 440 Digital Matte Painting (3 credits)
Photography
ART 118 Foundations of Design II: Color and Composition (3 credits)
ART 203 Photography: Ambient Daylight (3 credits)
ART 205 Photography (3 credits)
ART 222 Graphic Arts or COMM 220 Visual Communication and Design (3 credits)
ART 243 Life Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 317 Advertising Design (3 credits)
ART 319 Mixed Media Photography (3 credits)
ART 322 Design Ideation (3 credits)
ART 323 Lighting Design and Art (3 credits)
ART 324 Experimental Filmmaking (3 credits)
ART 325 4D Design (3 credits)
COMM 309 Photo Design with Photoshop or COMM 403 Interaction Design (3 credits)
Open Electives 41 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Three core credits in the humanities: fine and performing arts may be satisfied with major requirements.

Sample Program

Year 1

FYE 101 First Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (Fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (Spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
Core Courses 6 credits
Fine Arts Core Course (ART 115 and 117) 6 credits
Open Electives 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2

Core Courses 9 credits
ART 112, 113, or 114 Art History 3 credits
ART 116 Drawing II 3 credits
ART 225 Graphic Design 3 credits
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3

Core Courses 6 credits
ART 112, 113, or 114 Art History 3 credits
ART 243 Life Drawing 3 credits
ART 312 3D Design 3 credits
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4

Core Courses 3 credits
ART 305 Painting I 3 credits
ART 440 Digital Matte Painting 3 credits
ART 485 Senior Capstone Seminar 3 credits
Open Electives 17 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 120