Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Studio Art

This degree offers you the opportunity to explore several different mediums and discipline areas that will challenge your creative thinking and problem-solving skills.  Our program prepares you for a wide variety of creative career tracks which can be complemented by a minor in Theatre or another field.

Degree Requirements

Completion of requirements for a bachelor’s degree, including general education requirements, 120 credits of acceptable coursework, and at least 42 upper-division credits.

  • A minimum of 120 academic (non-PE) semester hours of credit.
  • At least 42 academic credits must be upper division (300- to 400- level).
  • A cumulative scholastic average of 2.0.
  • General education courses must be completed with an average GPA of at least 2.0.
  • All general education, major, minor, area of concentration, or teacher licensure requirements must be satisfied.
  • All students must demonstrate writing proficiency by the end of the sophomore year.
  • No D grade may apply to a major or minor field.

Major Requirements

A.  Required Studio Core (18 Credits):

  • AR 206:  Studio I (3 hours)
  • AR 207:  Studio II (3 hours)
  • AR 208:  Drawing (3 hours)
  • AR 209:  Beginning Drawing II (3 hours)
  • AR 281:  Beginning Digital Photography (3 hours)
  • AR 498:  Professional Practice (3 hours)

B. Required Art History & Theory Core (12 Credits)

  • AR 105:  Introduction to Art Criticism (3 hours)
  • AR 305:  Art Theory (3 hours) FALL ONLY
  • AR 364:  History of Art (3 hours)
  • AR 365:  History of Art (3 hours)

C. Plus 6 hours from the following (2D Electives):

  • AR 220:  Painting (3 hours)
  • AR 260:  Beginning Printmaking I (3 hours) OR
  • AR 261:  Beginning Printmaking II (3 hours)
  • AR 280:  Beginning B&W Photography (3 hours)

D. Plus 6 hours from the following (3D Electives):

  • AR 252:  Beginning Sculpture (3 hours)
  • AR 253:  Ceramics: Handbuilding (3 hours)
  • AR 3XX:  3D Material Studies Rotator (3 hours)

E. Plus 3 hours from the following:

  • AR 202:  InDesign (3 hours)
  • AR 306:  Illustrator (3 hours)
  • AR 310:  Photoshop (3 hours)

F. Complete one or more 12-hour area of emphasis in one of the following areas:

  • Art History
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • 3D Material Studies

Additional hours in the major are to be selected in consultation with their advisor.

Completion of departmental assessment procedures.

Students may be excused from basic studio courses on the merit of a portfolio (art studio) by the department chair.