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 a 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 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 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 2650Introduction to Painting3
Pick 2 26xx studio breath electives6
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
ART 4802Senior Project3
Studio Art Electives
ART 3721Expressive Drawing (*Strongly recommended)3
or 37/48xx studio elective
ART 3796Ideation (*Strongly recommended)3
or 37/48xx studio elective
Select 24 s.h. of ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Electives.24
Art History and Theory
ART 1541Survey of Art History 13
ART 1542Survey of Art History 23
ART 3788Theory of Art3
ART 5882Twentieth Century Art from 19603
Art History Electives
Select 6 s.h. of ART 37XX Art History Electives.6
Total Semester Hours126
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 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 3
General Education Course w/Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 3
ART 37XX/48XX Art History Elective 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 Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 3
ART 37XX/48XX Art History Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Art History Elective 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Summer
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours3
 Total Semester Hours126
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 Choice of Breadth Courses should be based on primary studio interests as they will be prerequisites for upper level study.