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Studio Art, BA & BFA, Student Jillian McLuhan with artwork
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Studio art, BA & BFA

The studio art track is designed to prepare students for careers in the fine arts in areas such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography or media arts. It may also serve as a foundation for graduate study in the fine arts.

There are two degree options in studio art:

BA: provides the opportunity for additional study in other disciplines, including minors or double majors.
BFA: provides a more intense studio art experience with more required art courses.

Students in the Studio Art, BFA will take 17, rather than 13, courses in the arts.
Note: Both options require completion of the Learning-in-Common (LinC) curriculum in liberal arts.
 

Year 1

 

Studio Art, BA

 

Studio Art, BFA

Fall   Fall  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 170 Drawing 1 ART 170 Drawing 1
ART 142 Visual Foundations: Composition,
Color and Design
ART 142 Visual Foundations: Composition,
Color and Design
       
Spring   Spring  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 270 Drawing 2 ART 270 Drawing 2
    ART 268 Digital Photography 1
    ART 180 Painting 1
       

Year 2

 

Studio Art, BA

 

Studio Art, BFA

Fall   Fall  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 180 Painting 1 ART 370 Advanced Drawing
ART 113 Art History Survey:
Caves to Cathedrals
ART 113 Art History Survey:
Caves to Cathedrals
       
Spring   Spring  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 280 Painting 2 ART 280 Painting 2
ART 114

Art History Survey:
Renaissance to Abstraction  

ART 114

Art History Survey:
Renaissance to Abstraction

       

Year 3

 

Studio Art, BA

 

Studio Art, BFA

Fall   Fall  
Number   Course Name            Number        Course Name
ART 370 Advanced Drawing                                    ART 380 Advanced Painting
ART 229 WI: Modern Art ART 229 WI: Modern Art
       
Spring   Spring  
Number Course Name Number Course Name
ART 380 Advanced Painting                             ART 131 Introduction to Graphic Design
    ART 228 Contemporary Art
      * Required Art Elective
(select from list below)                      
       

Year 4

 

 

Studio Art, BA

 

Studio Art, BFA

Fall           Fall  
Number        Course Name Number Course Name
ART 371 Advanced Studio Seminar ART 371 Advanced Studio Seminar
       
Spring   Spring  
Number Course Name Number   Course Name
ART 372                                                                                                         Studio Thesis
Honors students could waive thesis (students are still expected to participate in the Senior Thesis Exhibition in Payne Gallery)                                                            
ART 372                                                                        Studio Thesis
Honors students could waive thesis (students are still expected to participate in the Senior Thesis Exhibition in Payne Gallery)                   
ART 375 Professional Practices ART 375 Professional Practices
       





* BFA in Studio Art, Required Art Elective Options (1 Required)

ART 119   Processes and Structures                                                                                  
ART 147 Screen Printing
ART 159 3-D Design
ART 160 Ceramics
ART 167 Photography 1
ART 218 Art of the Renaissance
ART 220 History of Photography
ART 226 Art of the 19th Century
ART 230 Typography
ART 231 Publication Design
ART 236 Graphic Design History
ART 262 Art of the Lens
ART 263 Historic Photo Processes
ART 310 Art History Workshop
ART 346 Interactive Design 1
ART 368 Digital Photography 2
ART 29X
or 39X
Art Special Topics Classes
ART 381
-384
Independent Study
ART 386 Internship
   



Suggested Elective Courses, BA & BFA, in Addition to Above Courses

  Graphic and Interactive Design Courses
  Art History Courses
ART 146.2 Printmaking and Book Arts
ART 245 Printmaking 1
ART 254 Digital Video
ART 268 Digital Photography 1 (required for BFA)                                                                         
ENGL 211 Creative Nonfiction
(Prerequisite: LinC 101 or equivalent)
ENGL 212 Introduction to Creative Writing
(Prerequisite: LinC 101 or equivalent)
ENGL 230 Public Speaking