Studio Art (BA)

Arts and Sciences
Performing and Fine Arts
HEGIS Number: 1002

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Course Descriptions
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The Studio Art major is designed to develop the student's competence and productivity in at least one area of concentration, such as painting, sculpture, photography or computer graphics. This major anticipates the growth of each student's potential through a broad variety of work and study experiences. Outlining professional as well as practical avenues of involvement, the major seeks to intensify personal motivation in art through the development of perceptual and imaginative capabilities.
All courses offer a group oriented curriculum that requires an intense work habit and an open spirit of investigation. Advanced projects, guided within courses at the junior and senior levels, emphasize a clarification of personal vision through concentrated studies. After completing basic courses in free-hand drawing, painting, sculpture and design, Fine Arts 155, 264, 150 and 152 respectively, which develop perception and formal competence, students may choose from a variety of courses to complete other requirements for the major. All art studio classes require a minimum of 4 hours outside work per week.


Studio Art BA


Major Discipline Requirements

I. Six credits chosen from the following:  
FA101 Visual Elements: Two-Dimensional 
FA102 Visual Elements: Three-Dimensional 
FA103 Foundations of Photography 

II. Six credits chosen from the following:

FA283 Visual Communication Media I 
FA284 Computer Graphics I 
FA381 Photography I 
FA382 Photography II 
FA383 Visual Communication Media II 
FA384 Computer Graphics II 
FA385 Film Making I 
FA386 Film Making II 
FA481 Photography III 
FA482 Photography IV 
FA488 Video I 
FA489 Video II 

III. Twelve credits chosen from the following:

FA151 Color 
FA155 Drawing I 
FA253 Graphic Design I 
FA254 Graphic Design II 
FA258 Graphics I , Printmaking 
FA264 Painting I 
FA265 Painting II 
FA273 Sculpture I 
FA274 Sculpture II 
FA284 Computer Graphics I 
FA355 Drawing II 
FA358 Graphics II 
FA364 Painting III 
FA365 Painting IV 
FA373 Sculpture III 
FA374 Sculpture IV 
FA384 Computer Graphics II 
FA444 Advanced Studio I 
FA445 Advanced Studio II 
FA455 Advanced Drawing I 
FA456 Advanced Drawing II 
FA463 Painting V 
FA464 Painting VI 
FA465 Special Studies: Selected Studio Area 
FA466 Special Studies: Selected Studio Area 
FA467 Special Studies: Selected Studio Area 
FA468 Special Studies: Selected Studio Area 
FA469 Special Studies: Selected Studio Area 
FA473 Sculpture V 
FA474 Sculpture VI 

IV. Three credits

FA105 Introduction to Fine Arts: Caves to Cathedrals 
FA106 Introduction to Fine Arts: Cathedrals to Contemporary 

V. Choose one course from each of the following Areas

Area I. Western Art to the 18th Century  
FA290 Ancient Art 
FA291 Art of Medieval Europe 
FA292 Early Renaissance Art 
FA294 Northern European Art 
FA390 High Renaissance and Late 16th century art 
FA391 Baroque and Rococo Ar 
Area II. 19th Century - Contemporary  
FA278 Art and Sound of Video Games 
FA297 History of Photography 
FA298 Trends in Twentieth-Century Photography 
FA303 Film History I 
FA304 Film History II 
FA325 Women and Art 
FA392 19th Century Art 
FA393 American Art to 1913 
FA394 Twentieth Century Art in the United States 
FA396 Twentieth Century Art 
FA397 Contemporary Art 
Area III. Non-Western Art  
FA296 African Art 
FA287 Islamic Art and Architecture 
FA288 Art of Asia and the Pacific 
FA289 Caribbean Art 
FA395 Latin-American Art 
FA398 African-American Art 

VI. Nine credits in Fine Arts electives

Choose any 3 additional art studio classes

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