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 2625Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief3
or ART 2626 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 2661Introduction to Graphic Design3
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 2675Introduction to Digital Photography3
ART 2676Introduction to Analog Photography3
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 3748Special Topics in Studio Art (Photography)3
ART 3774Intermediate Digital Photography3
ART 3776Intermediate Analog Photography3
ART 4873Advanced Photography3
ART 4802Senior Project3
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
Select 6 courses for 18 s.h.18
Special Topics in Studio Art (Any)
Photography Internship
ART 37xx/48xx Studio Art Electives
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 History Electives
Select two ART 37XX Art History Electives.6
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
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2674 Introduction to Photography (F/S/X) 3
ART 2691 Introduction to Digital Media (F/S) 3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
ART Breadth Course 3
GER Natural Science woth Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 2675 Introduction to Digital Photography (F/S) 3
ART 2676 Introduction to Analog Photography (S) 1 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
ART Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3776 Intermediate Analog Photography (F) 1 3
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review (F/S) 2 1
ART 4800 Studio Problems (Photography) 3
ART 5881
Twentieth Century Art to 1960
or Twentieth Century Art from 1960
3
ART 2661 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ART Breadth Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 3774 Intermediate Digital Photography (S) 1 3
ART 3748 Special Topics in Studio Art (S) 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
ART Studio Art Elective (37XX or higher) 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 4873 Advanced Photography (F) 3
ART Art History Elective (37XX or higher) 3
ART Studio Art Elective (37XX or higher) 3
ART Studio Art Elective (37XX or higher) 3
General Education couse 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 3748 Special Topics in Studio Art (Photography) 3
ART Studio Art Elective (37XX or higher) 3
General Education course 3
 Semester Hours15
Summer
ART Breadth Course 3
ART Studio Art Elective (37XX or higher) 3
 Semester Hours6
 Total Semester Hours129
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Course sequencing and schedule is subject to change. Please meet with an advisor regularly when making a graduation plan.

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Students must have passed or be enrolled in ART 2674 Introduction to Photography, ART 2675 Introduction to Digital Photography, ART 2676 Introduction to Analog Photography and ART 3776 Intermediate Analog Photography or ART 3774 Intermediate Digital Photography to qualify for ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review. Students must take ART 4800 Studio Problems at the same time as taking ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review.