Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Studio Art

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Studio Art


The BA in art allows a student to combine the study of art with the knowledge and skills of another discipline, such as advertising, archaeology, business, English, modern language, psychology, etc. With the BA, you either major or minor in a 2nd subject. You spend less time developing a portfolio and more time broadening your knowledge. The BA includes a foreign language requirement.

Current art majors who are pursuing the BA are minoring, double majoring, or completing a second degree in the following programs of study. Additional programs are available.
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • French Language German Language
  • History
  • Japanese Language
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sexuality
  • Spanish Language
  • Textiles
  • Theatre Arts
 

Careers

  • Studio Artist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Art Instructor
  • Gallery Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Museum Worker
  • Restoration Specialist
  • Web Designer

Application to this program

Select "Art" as your major on the undergraduate application if you want to primarily study any of the following:

Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, or a combination of two or more of the studio areas above.

Visit the Office of Admissions website for additional details.

Bachelor of Arts 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ARTP 150 Studio Foundation 3 cr
ARTP 151 Color and Composition 3 cr
ARTP 152 Three Dimensional Design 3 cr
DRAW 201 Drawing 3 cr
AHIS 101 Cave Paintings to Cathedrals 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
DRAW 202 Life Drawing 3 cr
Studio Elective 3 cr
AHIS 102 Renaissance to Modern Art 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Studio Elective 3 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Studio Elective 3 cr
AHIS Elective 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Studio Elective 3 cr
AHIS Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 4 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Studio Elective 3 cr
AHIS Elective 3XX or 4XX 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 4 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Studio Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ARTP 400 Capstone Art Experience 3 cr
Studio Thesis 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

Bachelor of Fine Arts 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ARTP 150 Studio Foundation 3 cr
ARTP 151 Color and Composition 3 cr
ARTP 152 Three Dimensional Design 3 cr
DRAW 201 Drawing 3 cr
AHIS 101 Cave Paintings to Cathedrals 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
DRAW 202 Life Drawing 3 cr
Required Distribution in Area of Emphasis 3 cr
Required Distribution 3 cr
AHIS 102 Renaissance to Modern Art 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Required Distribution 3 cr
Studio Emphasis 3 cr
Studio Elective 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Required Distribution 3 cr
Studio Emphasis 3 cr
Studio Elective 3 cr
AHIS Elective 3 cr
ACE 2 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Required Distribution 3 cr
Studio Emphasis 3 cr
Studio Elective 3 cr
AHIS Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Studio Emphasis 3 cr
Studio Elective 3 cr
AHIS Elective 3XX or 4XX 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Studio Emphasis 3 cr
Studio Elective 3 cr
Studio Elective 3 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ARTP 400 Capstone Art Experience 3 cr
Studio Thesis 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.