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

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

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.

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 Elective/First Year Experience3
Major Requirements
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review1
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2621Life Drawing3
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 3721Expressive Drawing3
Painting/Printmaking Emphasis Courses21
Painting Emphasis Courses for 21 s.h.
Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Watercolor
Mixed Media Painting
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Advanced Painting 1
Printmaking Emphasis for 21 s.h.
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Introduction to Painting
Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Mixed Media Painting
Advanced Printmaking
Both Painting and Printmaking
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 4802Senior Project3
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
Both Painting and Printmaking pick 6
ART 4852Advanced Painting 23
ART 4853Advanced Painting 33
ART 4800Studio Problems (may be repeated up to 9 s.h.)3
ART 3748Special Topics in Studio Art (may be repeated up to 9 s.h.)3
ART 4824Advanced Printmaking (may be repeated up to 9 s.h.)3
37/48xx studio art elective3
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 1960 (*recommended)3
or ART 5881 Twentieth Century Art to 1960
ART History Electives
Select 6 s.h. of ART History 37XX Electives.6
Total Semester Hours129

Printmaking

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/First Year Experience 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 2625
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief (*both offered in SUMMER)
or Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
3
ART 2691 Introduction to Digital Media 3
ART Breadth Course - suggest ART 2621 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 2626
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting (*both offered in SUMMER)
or Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
3
ART 2650 Introduction to Painting 3
ART Breadth Course 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3725
Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
or Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
3
ART 3751 Mixed Media Painting (*also offered in SUMMER) 3
ART Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 3726
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
or Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
3
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
General Education Course *with a lab 4
ART 4824 Advanced Printmaking (**also offered in SUMMER) 3
ART Art History 37XX or Higher 3
Request a Graduation Evaluation from the CCAC Advising Office, 2310 Bliss Hall, (330) 941-3625 after you have completed 80-85 sh.  
 Semester Hours14
Year 4
Fall
ART 4824 Advanced Printmaking 3
ART Elective - 1 of 4 from P/P Elective menu 3
ART Elective - 1 of 4 from P/P Elective menu 3
ART Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project (F/S/X) 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 4824 Advanced Printmaking 3
ART 5882 Twentieth Century Art from 1960 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Summer
Select 6 s.h. from below courses 6
Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief (3 s.h. also offered second year)
or Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
 
Advanced Printmaking (3 s.h. also offered third year)
or Studio Problems
 
Studio Problems Printmaking  
Special Topics in Studio Art  
ART Studio 37/48xx Electives 3
Mixed Media Painting (3 s.h. also offered third year)  
 Semester Hours9
 Total Semester Hours129

Studio Art Painting/Printmaking Electives

COURSETITLES.H.
ART 4824Advanced Printmaking3
ART 4852Advanced Painting 23
ART Studio Art 37XX/48XX Elective3
ART 3748Special Topics in Studio Art (varies)3

Painting

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 2650 Introduction to Painting 3
ART 2625
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief 1,2
or Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
3
Art Breadth Course 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 3751 Mixed Media Painting 3
ART 2621 Life Drawing 3
Art Breadth Course 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3752 Intermediate Painting 3
ART 3721 Expressive Drawing 3
ART 3725
Intermediate Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief 1,2
or Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
3
Art History 3700 or higher 3
General Education Course with Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
ART 4851 Advanced Painting 1 3
ART 2653 Watercolor 3
Art 1 of 4 from Painting Electives 3
Art History 3700 or higher 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 4852 Advanced Painting 2 3
Art Breadth Course 3
ART 5882 Twentieth Century Art from 1960 3
Art 1 of 4 from Painting Electives 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 4853 Advanced Painting 3 3
Art 1 of 4 from Painting Electives 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Summer
Art 1 of 4 from Painting Electives 3
Art Breadth Course 3
 Semester Hours6
 Total Semester Hours129
COURSETITLES.H.
Painting Electives
ART 4852Advanced Painting 2 33
or ART 4853 Advanced Painting 3
ART 4824Advanced Printmaking 33
ART 37XX/48XX
ART 4800Studio Problems 31-3
1

 ART 2625 and ART 2626 may vary semesters and ART 3725 and ART 3726 may vary semesters.

2

 ART 2625 is the prerequisite for ART 3725. ART 2626 is the prerequisite for ART 3726.

3

 May be repeated for up to 9  credit hours (varied topics)

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.