Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Art B.A. - Fine Art Studio Concentration

Those who wish to focus their creative energies on studio work, performance and installation would declare this concentration.  Following completion of Area F, investigations of various media in upper division coursework and extensive work in the Cognate Area, the FASC Art 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

Area F (18 semester hours)

(Art majors are required to complete all courses in Area F. Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GC)

ARTS 1200Two-Dimensional Design


ARTS 1201Three-Dimensional Design


ARTS 1000Drawing I


ARTS 1620Intro to the Computer in Art


ARTS 2800The Ancient & Medieval Worlds


ARTS 2810From Renaissance to Mod World


Concentration Requirements (33 semester hours)

Three classes from the following 2000-level Studio offerings are required (9 hours):

ARTS 2510Ceramics I


ARTS 2100Painting I


ARTS 2200Photography I


ARTS 2300Printmaking I


ARTS 2620Digital I: Digital Print


ARTS 2750Sculpture in Expanded Media I



Studio Electives

ARTS 3000-4000 level Studio electives:  24 credit hours at the 3000-4000 level selected from the Studio areas above.

Fine Art Studio Capstone (6 semester hours)

Senior Thesis Project and Senior Thesis Exhibition are to be taken in sequence and only during the senior year.

ARTS 4994Senior Thesis Project


ARTS 4995Senior Thesis Exhibition


Cognate Area (12 semester hours)

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

ARTS 4000 level3 Art History Electives


ARTS 4000ARTS 4000-level Non-Western Art History


Foreign Language Requirements (3-12 semester hours)

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

Electives (0-6 semester hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

Other Requirements

  • A grade of C or better is required for all courses that count toward major requirements.
  • A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  • Complete First-Year Academic Seminar with a satisfactory grade. Students who transfer to GC are exempt from this requirement.