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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Studio Art (B.A.)

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The BA in Studio Art prepares students for a career in visual arts or a related field, allowing exploration of multiple artistic media and disciplines beyond the arts. Students take courses in media including three-dimensional design and fabrication, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile design, and weaving. The degree includes an 18-credit hour elective block that can be used to earn a minor in Art History, or any minor program outside the Department of Visual Arts.

Visual arts majors must achieve a grade of C or better in each Department of Visual Arts course taken to fulfill degree requirements.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) - 42 hours

Refer to Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)  

Area A1: No exceptions

Area A2: No exceptions

Area B: No exceptions

Area C: No exceptions

Area D: No exceptions

Area E: No exceptions

Area F: Courses Appropriate to Major - 18 hours

Assessment Requirements (Pass or Fail) - 0 hours

  • Foundations Portfolio Review

*Foundations portfolio submitted for review after or concurrently with ART 1010, ART 1020, and ART 1030. Completion by 45 hours.


Courses Required for the Major - 60 hours

Sophomore & Junior Studio Art - 9+6 hours

Senior Studio Art - 9 hours

  • ART 4xxx
  • ART 4xxx
  • ART 4xxx

Art History - 9 hours

Art Studio or History Elective - 6 hours

  • 3xxx/4xxx Art Studio or History
  • 3xxx/4xxx Art Studio or History

Modern Language - 3 hours

  • Modern Language 2001 or 2002 (prerequisites 1001 and 1002)

Electives - 18 hours *MINIMUM 9 hours 3xxx/4xxx

Required Courses (Pass or Fail) - 0 hours

  • * Completion of a minimum of 39 total hours at the 3000 - 4000 level, including a minimum of 21 hours of 3000 - 4000 level courses in the major is required

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