Art (Studio Art) - Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts is designed to give the student a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the areas of painting/drawing, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics, conservation, jewelry and metalsmithing, through a series of introductory and special topics courses and the history and appreciation of art in the context of a liberal education. Students are required to take 30 credits of upper-level studio art classes and 18 credits of Art History.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
ARTH 2110GHistory of Art I3
General Education Elective
ARTH 2120GHistory of Art II3
Viewing a Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Both ART 2110G and ART 2120G count towards Area VI and the General Education elective and Departmental/College Requirements
ARTS 1121Foundations in Art3
ARTH 2136Writing in Art3
Choose five or six Introductory Studio Art Courses from the following:15
Introduction to Ceramics3
Introduction to Photography3
Drawing I3
Introduction to Printmaking3
Jewelry and Small Metal Construction I3
Painting I3
Introduction to Graphic Design3
Introduction to Sculpture3
Choose 18 credits of 300-level ARTS courses18
Choose one 300-level ARTH course3
Choose two 300-400 ARTH courses6
Choose 12 credits of 400-level ARTS courses12
Choose one Upper-Division ARTS or ARTH elective3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 417-19
Total Credits120
1

 See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

A Mathematics General Education course is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter the course selected first.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

4

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts- Art with a concentration in Studio Art there is no second language requirement for the degree.

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student placement in ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in Mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
FreshmanCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 4
ARTH 2136 Writing in Art (C- or better) 3
Introductory ARTS Course (C- or better) 1 3
ARTS 1121 Foundations in Art (C- or better) 3
Elective Course or FYEX 1112 2-3
Area II: Mathematics Course 2 3-4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3
ARTH 2110G History of Art I (C- or better) 3
Introductory ARTS Course (C- or better) 1 3
Introductory ARTS Course (C- or better) 1 3
 Credits30-32
Sophomore
Choose one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
Choose from one of the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Introduction to Communication Honors
ARTH 2120G History of Art II (C- or better) 3
Introductory ARTS Course (C- or better) 1 3
Introductory ARTS Course (C- or better) 1 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTH Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 2
 Credits30
Junior
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 1 3-4
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTH Course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Courses 9
 Credits30-31
Senior
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course - Upper Division 5 4
Elective Courses 5
 Credits30
 Total Credits120-123
1

Introductory ARTS Courses: Certain ARTS 100-level courses, in addition to the ones below, may count but only apply for Transfer Students.

2

 See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

Please see the Courses tab of the Art Department page within this catalog to determine which courses are Studio Art (ARTS) and which are Art History (ARTH).

4

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

5

Students can take one 4 credit Upper-Division Elective or can take one 3 credit Upper-Division and a 1 credit Elective to fulfill the requirement.