The bachelor of fine arts in studio art is the perfect fit for students who desire to explore their creative side while pursuing a degree. Students in studio art are educated in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography and mixed media. They can then use their abilities to produce and/or curate art for public spaces, galleries, and museums.
- Students will be able to communicate orally, visually and in written form to support a visual art or design decision.
- Students will understand art in terms of its civic and ethical impact.
- Students critically analyze visual design problems, synthesize information and create pieces with corresponding written or oral language to support their outcomes.
- Students employ traditional art techniques and technological knowledge necessary to work in the art and design community.
- Students use the tools and technology related to their specific concentration, and will acquire an informed voice as it pertains to art history.
The bachelor of fine arts in studio art requires a total of 122 hours. Some of the courses students can expect to take in this degree program include the following:
- Three-Dimensional Design
- Two-Dimensional Design
- Basic Digital Photography
- Art History
- Figure Drawing
Students will work toward a creative examination of both real and imagined worlds. Students’ thoughts and observations are expressed through challenges that emphasize a broad scope of two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques, media, and concepts.
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 35 hours (ART 2013 Art Appreciation cannot fulfill the humanities requirement.)
Studio Courses – 77 hours
ART 1013 Drawing I
ART 1023 Three-Dimensional Design
ART 1043 Two-Dimensional Design
ART 1113 Drawing II
ART 2023 Printmaking I
ART 2063 Ceramics I
ART 2103 Painting I
ART 2123 Graphic Software Applications
ART 2133 Basic Digital Photography
ART 2143 Art History I
ART 3033 Printmaking II
ART 3063 Ceramics II
ART 3123 Art History II
ART 3233 Painting II
ART 3363 Advanced Digital Photography
ART 3543 Figure Drawing
ART 4003 Sculpture
ART 4013 Special Topics in Art I
ART 4023 Advanced Art Studio I
ART 4033 History of Modern Art
ART 4063 Art History Seminar I
ART 4113 Special Topics in Art II
ART 4123 Advanced Art Studio II
ART 4132 Senior Capstone Review
Upper level art electives – 9 hours
Other requirements – 6 hours
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Public Speaking
3 hours selected from:
FIN 2003 Personal Finance
MKTG 3033 Principles of Marketing
PHIL 2403 Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics
PSYC 2003 General Psychology
SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology
Upper level history elective
A minor area is not required but is recommended