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  Aug 16, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: Majors must have “C-” or better in all required ART and ARH courses.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the major.

Contact Information: Dr. Michael Grillo, Associate Professor, Chair,  Department of Art, 107 Lord Hall, (207) 581-3246


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

The requirements listed on these pages are specific to that particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  page of the catalog.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


The Department of Art offers the Bachelor of Arts, BA, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts, BFA, in Studio Art. The BA in Studio Art requires 48 credits in Studio Art and 15 credits in Art History. The BA does not require a portfolio review for admission. The BFA in Studio Art requires 66 credits in Studio Art and 15 credits in Art History. The BFA requires a portfolio review for admission. The BFA in Studio Art provides the breadth and depth necessary for a liberal arts based professional degree.

The emphasis of the Studio Art program is creative work in the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital art. Elective studio work is available in photography, graphic design, and ceramics. The study of Art History is seen as necessary to intelligent studio development, as is the socializing of the student to attitudes, philosophies, and language of the contemporary art world. Most studio courses require that the student purchase a basic supply of necessary tools, equipment and supplies.

Studio degrees can lead to (1) specialized work as an artist in one of the fine art areas, (2) graduate study in studio art, (3) art related jobs in government, industry and commerce involving digital art, web design, commercial art and design, and other skills.

 

To graduate, students in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Art need to complete:

                48 credits in Studio Art (with C- or better)

                72 credits in Non-Studio (with D or better)

                           adding up to a Total of 120 Degree Hours (with a 2.00 minimum GPA).

ART 499 is required for fulfilling the Capstone Experience Requirement

 

Required classes for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Art are as follows:

Required Foundation Courses in Art - 12 Credits


Required Studio Courses - 27 credits


Studio Electives - 9 credits


Select 3 courses (9 credits) from the following:

Required Art History Courses - 15 credits


Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.A. in Studio Art


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


  • ART 200-level studios Credits: 6
  • ARH 200-400’s ARH Requirements Credits: 3 
  • General Education Requirements Credits: 3-4
  • Elective Credits: 3

Second Year - Second Semester


  • ART 200-300 level studios Credits: 6
  • ARH 200-400’s ARH Requirements Credits: 3 
  • General Education Requirements Credits: 3-4
  • Elective Credits: 3

Third Year - First Semester


  • ART 200-300 level studio Credits: 3
  • ART 300-400 level studio Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirements Credits: 3-4 
  • Elective Credits: 6

Third Year - Second Semester


  • ART 200-300 level studio Credits: 3
  • ART 300-400 level studio Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirements Credits: 3-4 
  • Elective Credits: 6

Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


  • ART Studio Electives Credits: 6
  • ARH 300-400’s Art History Elective Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 6

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


The Department of Art offers the Bachelor of Arts, BA, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts, BFA, in Studio Art. The BA in Studio Art requires 48 credits in Studio Art and 15 credits in Art History. The BA does not require a portfolio review for admission. The BFA in Studio Art requires 66 credits in Studio Art and 15 credits in Art History. The BFA requires a portfolio review for admission. The BFA in Studio Art provides the breadth and depth necessary for a liberal arts based professional degree.

The emphasis of the Studio Art program is creative work in the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital art. Elective studio work is available in photography, graphic design, and ceramics. The study of Art History is seen as necessary to intelligent studio development, as is the socializing of the student to attitudes, philosophies, and language of the contemporary art world. Most studio courses require that the student purchase a basic supply of necessary tools, equipment and supplies.

Studio degrees can lead to (1) specialized work as an artist in one of the fine art areas, (2) graduate study in studio art, (3) art related jobs in government, industry and commerce involving digital art, web design, commercial art and design, and other skills.

 

To graduate, students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art need to complete:

                      66 credits in Studio Art (with C- or better)

                      54 credits in Non-Studio (with D or better)

                               adding up to a Total of 120 Degree Hours (with a 2.00 minimum GPA).

 

Required classes for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art are as follows:

Required Foundation Courses in Art - 12 credits


Required Studio Courses - 21 credits


Studio Electives - 27 credits


Senior Courses - 6 credits


BFA Area Concentration Courses - 18 credits


These 18 credits are included in the 66 credits required for a BFA Degree, and are composed of 200, 300, and 400 level Studio Art courses.

Required Art History Courses - 15 credits


Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.F.A. in Studio Art


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


  • ART 200-level studio Credits: 6
  • ARH 200-400’s ARH Requirements Credits: 3 
  • General Education Requirements Credits: 3-4
  • Elective Credits: 3

Second Year - Second Semester


  • ART 200-300 level studio Credits: 6
  • ARH 200-400’s ARH Requirements Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirements Credits: 3-4
  • Elective Credits: 3

Third Year - First Semester


  • ART 200-300 level studio Credits: 6
  • ART 300-400 level studio Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirements Credits: 3-4 
  • Elective Credits: 3

Third Year - Second Semester


  • ART 200-300 level studio Credits: 6
  • ART 300-400 level studio Credits: 6
  • General Education Requirements Credits: 3-4

Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


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