Dec 08, 2021  
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate 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.

Courses satisfying the writing intensive requirement within the major: ART 499

Residency requirement:  Majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences require a minimum of 15 institutional credits in the major.

Contact Information: Andy Mauery, Associate Professor, Chair,  Department of Art, 107 Lord Hall, (207) 581-3245


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)

                60 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, which can be done upon application to the university, and after the first 2 semesters of classes. If done at the time of application, students may use their Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Scholarship portfolios as BFA portfolios. Performance reviews may take place each year for BFA students. The BFA in Studio Art provides the breadth and depth necessary for a liberal arts based professional degree.

The BFA of the Studio Art offers concentrations in the areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art and cross-disciplinary. 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


Select 9 courses (27 credits) from the following:

  • ART XXX - Studio Elective
  • ART XXX Studio Elective
  • Credits: 3
  • or

  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3 (Various approved topics)
  • or

  • Credits: 3 (Various approved topics)
  • *ART 3xx - 4xx Advanced Studio Elective Credits: 3
  • *ART 3xx - 4xx Advanced Studio Elective Credits: 3
  • *ART 3xx - 4xx Advanced Studio Elective Credits: 3
  • *ART 3xx - 4xx Advanced Studio Elective Credits: 3
  • *ART 4xx Advanced Studio Elective Credits: 3
  •        *Check with department for list of electives per semester

Required Art History Courses - 15 credits


BFA Area Concentrations


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art is a professional degree in general fine arts, with choices of concentrations in the areas of Digital Art, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Cross-Disciplinary. Each concentration area consists of 18 credits of upper-level studio courses. The Cross-Disciplinary concentration must be approved by the student’s academic advisor, and students will work closely with advisors on choices involving concentration.

There may be a few class options within each concentration area, because 1. We do not always offer the same number of topic courses each year and 2. To some extent the arts use a combination of disciplinary perspectives, so the concentration advisor has final choice with the student whether the courses are applicable to the concentration area. These are most likely, but not exclusively, to be found in the areas of drawing and digital art.

BFA Area of Concentration: Digital Art


 

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BFA Area of Concentration: Drawing


 

BFA Area of Concentration: Painting


 

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BFA Area of Concentration: Printmaking


 

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BFA Area of Concentration: Sculpture


 

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BFA Area of Concentration: Cross-Disciplinary


The Cross-Disciplinary concentration must be approved by the student’s academic advisor, and students will work closely with advisors on choices involving concentration.

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 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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