Requirements - Studio Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Major in Art (78 hours)

Maintain a 3.0 GPA in art courses

Seventy-two (72) hours must be in art. Six (6) hours must be in approved correlate courses.

All of the following:

  • ART 101 Drawing I 3 hours 
  • ART 102 Drawing II 3 hours 
  • ART 103 Design Lab I 3 hours 
  • ART 104 Design Lab II 3 hours
  • ART 241 Art History Survey I; or ART 251RM Italian Art History I (Rome Campus) 3 hours
  • ART 242 Art History Survey II; or ART 252RM Italian Art History II (Rome Campus) 3 hours
  • ART 495 Senior Comprehensive in Studio Art* 3 hours

*Double majors who elect to complete the Senior Comprehensive in their other major must take an additional 3 hours in studio in place of ART 495.

Electives to total forty-five (45) hours including twelve (12) hours from an area of emphasis:

  • ART 125 Silkscreen 3 hours
  • ART 205 Painting: Oil 3 hours
  • ART 206 Painting: Acrylic 3 hours
  • ART 211 Ceramics: Introduction to Clay 3 hours 
  • ART 212 Throwing on the Wheel 3 hours
  • ART 217 Reductive/Constructive 3 hours
  • ART 218 Modeling and Replication 3 hours
  • ART 219 Sculptural Knitting and Crochet 3 hours
  • ART 221 Photography I 3 hours
  • ART 223 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 hours
  • ART 224 Video Art 3 hours
  • ART 227 Etching 3 hours
  • ART 228 Lithography 3 hours
  • ART 236 Sustainable Textiles 3 hours
  • ART 237 Handmade Paper & Felt 3 hours
  • ART 238 Fiber: Surface Design 3 hours
  • ART 239 Fiber: Fabric Printing 3 hours
  • ART 266 Introduction to New Media 3 hours
  • ART 270 Topics in Studio Art 1-3 hours
  • ART 301 Advanced Drawing 3 hours
  • ART 305 Advanced Painting I 3 hours
  • ART 306 Advanced Painting II 3 hours
  • ART 311 Advanced Ceramics: Hand Building and Slip Casting 3 hours
  • ART 318 Beyond Object 3 hours
  • ART 319 Digital Fabrication 3 hours
  • ART 321 Photography II 3 hours
  • ART 323 Photo-Silkscreen 3 hours
  • ART 325 Video Art II 3 hours
  • ART 327 Printmaking III 3 hours
  • ART 330 Book Arts/Artists’ Books 3 hours
  • ART 335 Animation Workshop 3 hours
  • ART 337 Advanced Fiber: Surface Construction 3 hours
  • ART 338 Advanced Fiber: Surface Design 3 hours
  • ART 357 Holography Workshop 1-3 hours
  • ART 366 Cyberfeminism and New Media Practices 3 hours
  • ART 370 Topics in Studio Art 1-3 hours
  • ART 397/497 Independent Study 1-3 hours
  • ART 407 Painting Studio 3 hours
  • ART 411 Alternative Processes in Ceramics 3 hours
  • ART 417 Advanced Sculpture Topics 3 hours
  • ART 421 Photography III 3 hours
  • ART 427 Printmaking Studio 3 hours
  • ART 499 Internship 3 hours

Two of the following (6 hours) of elective upper level art history:

  • ART 293 Asian Art 3 hours
  • ART 341 Early Medieval Art 3 hours
  • ART 342 The Age of Cathedrals 3 hours
  • ART 345 Modern Art: 1800 to 1945 3 hours
  • ART 346 Museums and Culture 2-3 hours
  • ART 350 After Modern Art: 1945 to 1990  3 hours
  • ART 352 Contemporary Art 3 hours
  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism 1-3 hours
  • ART 397/497 Independent Study 1-3 hours
  • ART 449 Seminar In Impressionism and Post-Impressionism 3 hours
  • ART 485 Art History Methods and Theory 3 hours
  • ART 499 Internship 1-3 hours

Two of the following in correlate courses from the approved list below:

  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy 4 hours
  • COMM 260 Digital Video Production 3 hours
  • COMM 383 Art & Entertainment Law 3 hours
  • COMM 420 Female Beauty 3 hours
  • COMM 486 Practicum/Production (video/multimedia courses) 3 hours
  • DANC 240 Intro to Dance  3 hours
  • DANC 241 Contemporary Issues in Dance 3 hours
  • ENLT 266 Film Criticism 3 hours
  • ENLT 268 From Fiction to Film 3 hours
  • ENLT 367 Women in Film 3 hours
  • MLIT 320 Italian Cinema, 1945–65 3 hours
  • PHIL 252 Philosophy of Art 3 hours
  • THTR 205 Introduction to Acting 3 hours
  • THTR 245 Stagecraft 3 hours
  • THTR 380 History of Theatre 3 hours
  • THTR 445 Scene Design 3 hours
  • THTR 455 Costume Design 3 hours

Pre-approved Special Topic courses

Additional upper level Art History Courses

Participate in portfolio reviews every semester


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Major in Art--Concentration in Studio Art (42 hours)

  • ART 101 Drawing I 3 hours 
  • ART 102 Drawing II 3 hours 
  • ART 103 Design Lab I 3 hours 
  • ART 104 Design Lab II 3 hours
  • ART 241 Art History Survey I; or ART 251RM Italian Art History I (Rome Campus) 3 hours
  • ART 242 Art History Survey II; or ART 252RM Italian Art History II (Rome Campus) 3 hours
  • ART 495 Senior Comprehensive in Studio Art* 3 hours

*Double majors who elect to complete the Senior Comprehensive in their other major must take an additional 3 hours in studio in place of ART 495.

Electives to total eighteen (18) hours including twelve (12) hours in an area of emphasis:

  • ART 125 Silkscreen 3 hours
  • ART 205 Painting: Oil 3 hours
  • ART 206 Painting: Acrylic 3 hours
  • ART 211 Ceramics: Introduction to Clay 3 hours
  • ART 212 Throwing on the Wheel 3 hours
  • ART 217 Reductive/Constructive 3 hours
  • ART 218 Modeling and Replication 3 hours
  • ART 219 Sculptural Knitting and Crochet 3 hours
  • ART 221 Photography I 3 hours
  • ART 223 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 hours
  • ART 224 Video Art  3 hours
  • ART 227 Etching 3 hours
  • ART 228 Lithography 3 hours
  • ART 236 Sustainable Textiles 3 hours
  • ART 237 Handmade Paper & Felt 3 hours
  • ART 238 Fiber: Surface Design 3 hours
  • ART 239 Fiber: Fabric Printing 3 hours
  • ART 266 Introduction to New Media 3 hours
  • ART 270 Topics in Studio Art 1-3 hours
  • ART 301 Advanced Drawing 3 hours
  • ART 305 Advanced Painting I 3 hours
  • ART 306 Advanced Painting II 3 hours
  • ART 311 Advanced Ceramics: Hand Building and Slip Casting 3 hours
  • ART 318 Beyond Object 3 hours
  • ART 319 Digital Fabrication 3 hours
  • ART 321 Photography II 3 hours
  • ART 323 Photo-Silkscreen 3 hours
  • ART 325 Video Art II 3 hours
  • ART 327 Printmaking III 3 hours
  • ART 330 Book Arts/Artists’ Books 3 hours
  • ART 335 Animation Workshop 3 hours
  • ART 337 Advanced Fiber: Surface Construction 3 hours
  • ART 338 Advanced Fiber: Surface Design 3 hours
  • ART 357 Holography Workshop 1-3 hours
  • ART 366 Cyberfeminism and New Media Practices 3 hours
  • ART 370 Topics in Studio Art 1-3 hours
  • ART 397/497 Independent Study 1-3 hours
  • ART 407 Painting Studio 3 hours
  • ART 411 Alternative Processes in Ceramics 3 hours
  • ART 417 Advanced Sculpture Topics 3 hours
  • ART 421 Photography III 3 hours
  • ART 427 Printmaking Studio 3 hours
  • ART 499 Internship 1-3 hours

One of the following (3 hours):

  • ART 293 Asian Art 3 hours
  • ART 341 Early Medieval Art 3 hours
  • ART 342 The Age of Cathedrals 3 hours
  • ART 345 Modern Art: 1800 to 1945 3 hours
  • ART 346 Museums and Culture 2-3 hours
  • ART 348 The 19th Century in Art 3 hours
  • ART 350 After Modern Art: 1945 to 1990 3 hours
  • ART 352 Contemporary Art 3 hours
  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism 1-3 hours
  • ART 397/497 Independent Study 1-3 hours
  • ART 449 Seminar In Impressionism and Post-Impressionism 3 hours
  • ART 485 Art History Methods and Theory 3 hours
  • ART 499 Internship 1-3 hours

Participate in portfolio reviews every semester