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 Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities *included in Major0
Natural Sciences * one with lab7
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective3
Major Requirements
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review1
ART 2650Introduction to Painting3
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 2625Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief3
or ART 2626 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2661Introduction to Graphic Design3
ART 2662Introduction to Typography3
ART 2669Introduction to Interactive Design3
ART 3761Intermediate Graphic Design3
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 4863Corporate Identity Systems3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 4802Senior Project3
ART 3768Pre-Press Production3
ART 3769Intermediate Interactive Design3
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
Graphic + Interactive Design Menu *CHOOSE 6 courses:18
Special Topics in Studio Art
Advanced Typography
Illustration
Typeface Design
Motion for Interactive Design
Publication Design
Package Design
Graphic Design Internship
Graphic Design Practicum
Advanced Interactive Design
Studio Art Elective: ART 37xx or 48xx
Art History and Theory
ART 1541Survey of Art History 13
ART 1542Survey of Art History 23
ART 3788Theory of Art3
ART 3783History and Theory of Graphic Design3
ART 5881Twentieth Century Art to 19603
or ART 5882 Twentieth Century Art from 1960
Art History Elective
Select one ART 37XX Art History Elective.3
Total Semester Hours129
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
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
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
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2661 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ART 2691 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
ART Breadth Course-Intro to 3
General Education Course (with a lab) 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 2662 Introduction to Typography (F/S) 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
ART 2669 Introduction to Interactive Design (F/S) 3
ART Breadth Course-Intro to 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3761 Intermediate Graphic Design 3
ART 3769 Intermediate Interactive Design (F/X) 3
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review (F/S/X) 1
ART 3768 Pre-Press Production 3
ART Breadth Course-Intro to 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 1 of six electives from G+ID menu 3
ART 1 of six electives from G+ID menu 3
ART Art History 37XX or higher 3
ART 3783 History and Theory of Graphic Design (S) 3
General Education Course 3
Request a Graduation Evaluation from the CCAC Advising Office, 2310 Bliss Hall, (330) 941-3625 after you have completed 80-85 sh.  
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Fall
ART 4863 Corporate Identity Systems 3
ART 1 of six electives from G+ID menu 3
ART 1 of six electives from G+ID menu 3
ART Breadth Course-Intro to 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 1 of six electives from G+ID menu 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 5882 Twentieth Century Art from 1960 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Summer
ART G+ ID required course, 1 of six electives from G+ ID menu, Art Breadth course, General Education Course or Art History 3
ART G+ ID required course, 1 of six electives from G+ ID menu, Art Breadth course, General Education Course or Art History 3
 Semester Hours6
 Total Semester Hours129