The areas of studio art emphasis for the BFA degree are:

  • Interdisciplinary Studio Arts
  • Graphic and Interactive Design
  • Painting/Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Three-Dimensional Studies

The general requirements for this degree are listed in the College of Creative Arts and Communication section.

Please note that lab fees are charged for all studio classes. Lab fees help pay for some supplies, lab assistants, software, and small equipment.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student learning outcomes for studio art are as follows:

  •  Students will demonstrate thorough knowledge of arts vocabulary.
  •  Students will demonstrate skills in communicating verbally and visually in their knowledge about the arts.
  •  Students will achieve the highest possible level of technical skills in the appropriate medium.
  •  Students will achieve the highest possible level of content expression in the appropriate medium.
  •  Students will demonstrate working knowledge of trends in general art history and theory with an emphasis in 20th century art.
COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirement12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
MATH Approved Math Course
Arts and Humanities (included in major)0
Natural Science (2 courses, 1 must include lab)7
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education / First Year Experience3
Foundation Courses
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review1
Breadth Courses
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2625Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief3
or ART 2626 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
ART 2661Introduction to Graphic Design3
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2650Introduction to Painting3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
Art History and Theory
ART 1541Survey of Art History 13
ART 1542Survey of Art History 23
ART 3788Theory of Art3
ART 5881Twentieth Century Art to 19603
or ART 5882 Twentieth Century Art from 1960
ART 37XX, Art History Elective3
ART 37XX, Art History Elective3
Concentration Courses
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 2675Introduction to Digital Photography3
or ART 2669 Introduction to Interactive Design
ART 3792Video Art3
ART 3796Ideation3
ART 3797Web as Art3
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 3774Intermediate Digital Photography3
or ART 3769 Intermediate Interactive Design
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective3
ART 4893Advanced Digital Media Studio 13
ART 4893Advanced Digital Media Studio 13
ART 4893Advanced Digital Media Studio 13
ART 4802Senior Project3
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
Total Semester Hours126
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 Must be taken a minimum of three times.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
General Education Course 3
Natural Science Course with Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Successful completion of Fr. portfolio review  
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2661 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ART 2674 Introduction to Photography 3
ART 2691 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 2675
Introduction to Digital Photography
or Introduction to Interactive Design
3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
ART 3792
Video Art
or Ideation
or Web as Art
3
General Education Course 3
Studio Art Breadth Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3792
Video Art
or Ideation
or Web as Art
3
ART 3774
Intermediate Digital Photography
or Intermediate Interactive Design
3
Studio Art Breadth Course 3
ART 37/48XX Art History Elective 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 3792
Video Art
or Ideation
or Web as Art
3
ART 4893 Advanced Digital Media Studio 3
Studio Art Breadth Course 3
ART 37/48XX Art History Elective 3
General Education Course 3
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 4893 Advanced Digital Media Studio 3
Studio Art Breadth Course 3
ART 37/48xx Studio Art Elective 3
ART 5881
Twentieth Century Art to 1960
or Twentieth Century Art from 1960
3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4893 Advanced Digital Media Studio 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 37/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Summer
ART 37/48xx Studio Art Elective 3
 Semester Hours3
 Total Semester Hours126