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BA Degree Programs

BA in Studio Art - Semesters

Program Overview

All students enter the School of Art + Design as Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) art majors, and must complete requirements in studio foundations and art history. Students must maintain a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.75 and an in-major GPA of 3.0 to remain in the major. Many students choose to continue with the B.A. in studio arts degree option because it provides easier access to elective courses and double major opportunities, as well as some off campus study opportunities. The undergraduate program prepares students to work in fields related to art and to undertake graduate work. Classes include foundations and 2000-level studio art courses, art history courses, 3000- and 4000-level studio art courses, a variety of liberal arts courses, and two years of language study.


Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.


Opportunities Upon Graduation

After graduation, studio art majors enter graduate study, seek employment in museums, or work in related fields.


University wide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all University wide graduation requirements.


COFA Foreign Language Requirement

Complete a two-year sequence through 2120 in a single language. Students with 2 or 3 years of a single high school language must complete 2110 and 2120 of that language at the college level, or they must complete 1110 - 2120 of a different language. Students with 4 or more years of a single high school language must complete 2120 or a higher level course in the same language.


COFA Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement

Complete 9 credit hours. Courses offered through the school in which your major is housed are not eligible to satisfy this requirement. Courses used to fulfill the foreign language requirement can not also satisfy this requirement.

•African American Studies (AAS) 1100, 1500,2100, 2110, 2500, 3500, 3520, 3530, 3570

•Arabic (ARAB), any course

•Art History (AH), any course

•Chinese (CHIN), any course

•Classical Archaeology (CLAR), any course

•Classics and World Religions (CLWR), any course

•Communication Studies (COMS) 3520

•Dance (DANC) 1700, 2010, 2020, 2040, 2050, 2235, 2700, 2710, 3150, 3550, 4550, 4710, 4711, 4750

•English (ENG), any course, except 1510, 4510, 4520

•Film (FILM) 2010, 2020, 2030, 3400, 3430, 3440J, 4440, 4710, 4720

•Fine Arts (FAR) 1500

•French (FR), any course, except 1199, 4640

•German (GER), any course

•Greek (GK), any course

•History (HIST) 1210, 1220, 1221, 2950, 3140, 3142, 3144, 3146, 3148, 3280, 3281, 3290, 3291, 3292, 3300, 3390, 3400, 3501, 3531, 3532, 3533, 3540, 3541, 3543, 3560, 3562, 3570, 3600, 3601, 3602, 3650, 3700, 3901, 3902, 3904

•Humanities (HUM), any course

•Indonesian/Malay (INDO), any course

•Italian (ITAL), any course

•Interdisciplinary Arts (IART), any course

•International Literature - Linguistics (ILL), any course

•International Literature - Modern Languages (ILML), any course

•Japanese Culture (JPC), any course

•Japanese Language (JPN), any course, except 3410

•Jewish Studies (JS) 1000, 2100

•Latin (LAT), any course

•Modern Languages (ML) 2500, 2543, 2544, 2545, 2546, 2547, 2548, 2910, 3210J, 3270J

•Music (MUS) 1011, 1021, 1200, 1240, 1250, 3210, 3220

•Philosophy (PHIL), any course, except 1200

•Portuguese (PORT) 4110

•Russian (RUS), any course

•Spanish (SPAN), any course, except 1199

•Swahili (SWAH), any course

•Theater (THAR) 1110, 1111, 1390, 1710, 1720, 1730, 2390, 2510, 2720, 3210, 3396, 3397, 3398, 4710, 4720, 4730

•Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) 1000, 2000, 2100, 3200, 3500, 4100, 4500, 4600, 4610, 4800, 4810


COFA Social Sciences Requirement

Complete 9 credit hours from at least two different areas from the following list of courses:

•African American Studies (AAS) 1010, 1900, 2020, 2250, 2540, 3410, 3450, 3460, 3680, 4820

•Anthropology (ANTH), any course, except 2010, 3460, 3550, 4470, 4480, 4920, 4960

•Business Law (BUSL) 4550

•Classical Archaeology (CLAR) 2310, 2320, 2330

•Economics (ECON), any course

•Geography (GEOG), any course, except 1010, 2020, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3150, 3160, 3580, 4060, 4070, 4170, 4660, 4670, 4712, 4901

•History (HIST) 1210, 1220, 1221, 2950, 3140, 3142, 3143, 3144, 3146, 3148, 3280, 3281, 3290, 3291, 3292, 3300, 3390, 3400, 3501, 3531, 3532, 3533, 3540, 3541, 3543, 3560, 3562, 3570, 3600, 3601, 3602, 3650, 3700, 3901, 3902, 3904

•International Studies (INST), any course

•Japanese Language (JPN) 3410

•Linguistics (LING), any course

•Political Science (POLS), any course

•Psychology (PSY), any course, except 1110, 2110, 2210, 3230

•Social Work (SW), any course

•Sociology (SOC), any course

•Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) 3600


COFA Natural Sciences Requirement

Complete 6 credit hours from at least two different areas from the following list of courses:

•Anthropology (ANTH) 2010, 3460, 3550, 4470, 4480, 4920, 4960

•Astronomy (ASTR), any course

•Biology (BIOL) 1010

•Biological Sciences (BIOS), any course

•Computer Science (CS) 4160

•Chemistry (CHEM), any course, except 1100, 1150

•Environmental and Plant Biology (PBIO), any course

•Geography (GEOG) 1010, 2020, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3150, 3160, 3580, 4060, 4070, 4170, 4660, 4670, 4712, 4901

•Geological Sciences (GEOL), any course

•Mathematics (MATH), any course, except 1090, 1101, 1102, 1200, 1300, 1321, 1322, 4108, any developmental course

•Physical Science (PSC), any course

•Physics (PHYS), any course

•Psychology (PSY) 2210, 3230


COFA Upper Division Credit Hour Minimum

At least 57 credit hours must be earned at the 2000 level or higher. All courses used to satisfy University

General Education, COFA B.A. Degree Requirements, and courses from your major are eligible.


BA in Studio Art Requirements

Studio Art Foundations: Complete the following courses:

•ART 1200 - Description Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 1210 - Function Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 1220 - Image Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 1230 - Structure Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 1240 - Critical Perspectives Credit Hours: 3.0

Studio Art Courses: Select at least two studio art areas.

Studio Art 2000-Level Courses: Complete at least 12 hours from the following courses in your selected studio art areas.

•ART 2210 - Ceramics Hand Building Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2220 - Ceramics Wheel Throwing Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2310 - Contemporary Objects/Tradition Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2320 - Environments & Actions Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2330 - Casting Explorations Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2410 - Lithography/Monotype Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2420 - Etching/Relief Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2430 - Screen/Paper Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2510 - Graphic Design Principles Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2520 - Typography Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2710 - Traditional Practices Painting Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2720 - Experimental Drawing/ Painting Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2810 - Film Photography Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2820 - Digital Photography Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2900 - Special Topics in ART Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2902 - Figure and Gender Credit Hours: 4.0

Studio Art 3000/4000-Level Courses: Complete at least 12 hours from the following courses in your selective studio arts areas.

•ART 3210 - Advanced Ceramics Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3220 - Glaze Calculation & Materials Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3310 - Public Spheres and Tactics Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3320 - Content and Concept: Mat/Form Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3410 - Advanced Prints Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3420 - Papermaking Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3510 - Graphic Design Studio I Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3520 - Graphic Design Studio II Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3530 - Letterpress and Bookmaking Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3540 - Media Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3550 - Animation Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3710 - Advanced Painting Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3810 - Advanced Photography Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3820 - Photographic Arts Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3900 - Studio Art Topics Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 4900 - Special Topics in ART Credit Hours: 4.0

Introductory Art History: Complete two of the following courses: (Art History courses fulfill Tier II requirements.)

•AH 2110 - History of Art I Credit Hours: 4.0

•AH 2120 - History of Art II Credit Hours: 4.0

•AH 2130 - History of World Art Credit Hours: 4.0