Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Art B.A. - Fine Art Studio Concentration

Students who want to focus their creative energies on studio work, performance and installation should declare this concentration.  Following completion of Area F, investigations of various media in upper division coursework and extensive work in the Cognate Area, the Fine Art Studio concentration student will complete their major requirements with a capstone.  Seniors will begin their final year with research, development and some production of a new, cohesive body of work.  Multiple faculty reviews and ongoing mentorship will support this research.  Their final semester Capstone will include high production, media relations, installation, exhibition, reception, and deinstallation of this thesis work under the guidance of their faculty committee.

Degree Requirements

Core Areas A-E

Satisfactorily complete core Areas A-E, as listed in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.

Total Credit Hours:42

Core Area F

Satisfactorily complete each of the following courses:

ARTS 1000Drawing I

3

ARTS 1200Two-Dimensional Design

3

ARTS 1201Three-Dimensional Design

3

ARTS 1620Intro to the Computer in Art

3

ARTS 2800The Ancient & Medieval Worlds

3

ARTS 2810From Renaissance to Mod World

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Lower-Level Studio

Satisfactorily complete three of the following courses:

ARTS 2100Painting I

3

ARTS 2200Photography I

3

ARTS 2300Printmaking I

3

ARTS 2510Ceramics I

3

ARTS 2630Graphic Design Studio I

3

ARTS 2750Sculpture in Expanded Media I

3

ARTS 2900Drawing II: Figure Drawing

3

Total Credit Hours:9

 

Upper Level Studio

Satisfactorily complete 24 hours from the following courses:

ARTS 3100Painting II

3

ARTS 3110Painting III

3

ARTS 4110Painting IV

3

ARTS 4120Painting V

3

ARTS 3200Photography II

3

ARTS 3240Photography III

3

ARTS 4200Photography IV

3

ARTS 4240Photography V

3

ARTS 3300Printmaking II: Relief & Intag

3

ARTS 4300Printmaking III: Litho & Seri

3

ARTS 4330Printmaking IV: Adv Studio Wk

3

ARTS 3510Ceramics II

3

ARTS 4510Ceramics III

3

ARTS 4520Ceramics IV

3

ARTS 3750Sculpture in Expanded Media II

3

ARTS 3760Sculpture Expanded Media III

3

ARTS 3635Graphic Design Studio II

3

ARTS 3631Typography

3

ARTS 4630Graphic Design Studio III

3

ARTS 3900Drawing III: Media Exploration

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Cognate

Complete four 4000-level classes in Art History including one non-western Art History course. Substitutions are allowed with departmental approval.

Total Credit Hours:12

Senior Capstone

Satisfactorily complete each of the following courses:

ARTS 4994Senior Thesis Project

3

ARTS 4995Senior Thesis Exhibition

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Foreign Language Requirement

Demonstrate minimum proficiency at the level of the fourth university course (2002) in one foreign language.

Total Credit Hours:3-12

Electives

Students are strongly encouraged to use their elective hours to develop a secondary or tertiary area in Art History, Graphic Design, or Museum Studies.

Total Credit Hours:0-6

Additional Degree Requirements

Satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements listed in the academic policies section of this catalog.

Earn a grade of C or higher in all ARTS courses.

Total Credit Hours: 120