Studio Art - B.A.

Studio Art Learning Outcomes

  • Foundational Knowledge: Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills in process-based research for studio art applications to create sound forms of artistic expression.
  • Proficient Knowledge: Students will demonstrate proficient knowledge in at least one specific studio art discipline as it pertains to mature concept development, process-based research, and sound forms of artistic expression.
  • Develop Visual and Verbal Communication Skills: Students will develop the necessary visual and verbal communication skills for professional employment, entrepreneurial endeavors and/or postgraduate study in the visual arts or related field.
  • Develop Historical, Political and Ethical Perspectives: Students will demonstrate intellectual coherency with respect to historical, political, and ethical traditions of Studio Art discourse and its relevance in individual expression, cultural awareness, and ethical integrity.
  • Professionalism: Students will gain the necessary skills and experience to establish their own studio practice through the development of critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills applicable to a chosen discipline or professional field.

Specific Requirements for Admission to the Studio Art Major

  • Successful completion of at least one ART course and acceptable portfolio review.

Studio Art (BA) requirements: 36 Credits

Select one of the following:3
Drawing Fundamentals
Printmaking Fundamentals
Artistic Anatomy
Select two of the following:6
Only one 100 level Sculpture course can be applied to the B.A. Major in Studio Art
Three Dimensional Foundations I
Figure Sculpture I
Introductory Ceramics
Sculpture II
Figure Sculpture II
Intermediate Ceramics I
Arts and Civic Engagement: Empty Bowls
Each of the following:
ART 271Photo Studio I:Beginning Black and White Photography3
ART 321Life Drawing I3
ART 331Painting I3
ART 347Printmaking I3
Studio Art Elective6
Choose 6 credits from the following and/or any ART course 200 level or above excluding ART 247:
Students may apply up to 3 credits of GDE courses to the Studio Art Elective requirements
Introductory Ceramics
Sculpture II
Figure Sculpture II
Intermediate Ceramics I
Intermediate Ceramics II
Life Drawing II
Painting II
Printmaking II
Sculpture III
Photography Studio II
Photographic Design And Non-Silver Process
Arts and Civic Engagement: Empty Bowls
Art and Activism
Advanced Ceramics I
Advanced Ceramics II
Life Drawing III
Life Drawing IV
Painting III
Painting IV
Printmaking III
Printmaking IV
Sculpture IV
Sculpture V
Arts Management Internship
Directed Independent Projects
Directed Independent Research
Sources and Methods:Pictures and Words: The Visual Book
Concept Sketch Development
Community Mural Design
Digital Foundations
Video and Photo
Video and Filmmaking
Graphic Design
Graphic Design II
Web Design
Computer Illustration
Motion Graphics
Interaction Design
Typography and Advanced Projects
3D Digital Design
Data Visualization
Projects in Communication
Mini-Documentary Filmmaking
Directed Independent Readings
Special Topics
Senior Capstone
Art History Electives6
Choose 6 credits from the following:
History of Art: The Ancient World
The History of Art: The Medieval World
The History of Art III: The Modern World
Topics in the History of Art
Egyptian Art And Archaeology
Archaeology of Israel and Jordan
Greek Art and Archaeology
Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Late Antique Art and Archaeology
Greek Art
Etruscan and Roman Art
Medieval Art and Architecture
Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture
Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
Seventeenth-Century Art and Architecture
Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture
History and Aesthetics of Photography
Building the American City
American Art and Architecture
The History and Aesthetics of Latin American Photography
Modern Hispanic Art History
Nineteenth-Century Art and Architecture
Modern Art and Architecture
History and Methods of Art History
The Lives of Artists in Film
The Jesuits and the Arts
Selected Topics in Ancient Art and Archaeology
Women, Art and Society
Climate Change and the City
History of Architecture and Urbanism
The City
Art and War
The City of Rome in Antiquity
The City of Rome
History of The Art of Spain and Her Colonies
Native American Art
Michelangelo and the High Renaissance
Management of Arts Organizations
Arts Management Internship
Summer Art History Seminar
Directed Independent Research
Directed Independent Research
Senior Thesis
Exploring Italy
Sources and Methods: The Renaissance Artist
Art or Art History Elective3
Choose 3 credits of ART 200 level or above excluding ART 247 or 3 credits ARH 300 level or above
Total Credits36