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College of Arts and Letters Department of Art, Art History, and Design Undergraduate Programs Studio Art - Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in Studio Art is a liberal arts program. Emphasis is on breadth of study, and the number of required Studio Art courses is limited so that students may complete college and university requirements and electives.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art
The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Studio Art major is met by completing Studio Art 492. That course is referenced in item 3. a. (1) below.
The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The completion of requirement 3. b. referenced below satisfies one of the cognates that the College requires. The second cognate must be in a field outside the student's major.
The following requirements for the major:
The following Studio Art courses (36 to 40 credits):
All of the following courses: Studio Art 110, 112, 113, 114, 492 (14 credits).
The completion of Studio Art 492 satisfies the capstone course requirement for the Studio Art major.
Four of the following distribution courses including at least one course from each of the following three areas and one course from each of 4 subdisciplines (identified by the middle digit of the course number) (12 credits):
Electronic Art and Intermedia, and Design Area: Studio Art 360, 365, 370, 380.
Two–dimensional Area: Studio Art 320, 330, 335.
Three–dimensional Area: Studio Art 340, 345, 350, 351, 354, 355.
A concentration of at least 3 courses, including at least one 400–level course, in one of the following subdisciplines (8 to 12 credits):
Ceramics: Studio Art 340, 345, 440, 491C.
Electronic Art and Intermedia: Studio Art 380, 384, 385, 480, 491I.
Graphic Design: Studio Art 360, 365, 460, 462, 465, 466, 467, 468, 491E, 494.
Painting: Studio Art 320, 325, 420, 491A.
Photography: Studio Art 370, 375, 472, 474, 475, 491F.
Printmaking: Studio Art 330, 335, 439, 491B.
Sculpture: Studio Art 350, 351, 354, 355, 450, 491D.
Studio Art electives: Additional credits in 300–400 level Studio Art courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 36, but not more than 40, credits in courses in the major.
A course that is listed in requirements 3. a. (2) and (3) may be counted toward both of those requirements.
Art History and Visual Culture Cognate: Four courses including the following (12 to 14 credits):
History of Art 101 and 102 (6 credits).
At least one course that includes the post World War II period. History of Art 240, 252, 261, 450, 452, 474 or other applicable History of Art courses approved by the advisor (3 or 4 credits).
One additional course in History of Art at the 200 or 400-level (3 or 4 credits).