2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Jul 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

Visual Arts, Studio Arts Concentration, B.A.


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Learning Aims

Students with a studio arts concentration will demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • Familiarity with the concepts of the visual arts and the ability to communicate the significance of their own work and the works of others
  • Acquisition of material and technical skills required for solving two-dimensional design problems
  • Acquistion of material and technical skills required for solving three-dimensional design problems
Upperclassmen
  • Creativity and initiative beyond required parameters of assignments; ability to work independently, developing her/his own ideas and style
Seniors
  • A sound preparation for entering the professional work force or pursuing graduate study

Requirements for the Major


Requirements for the major and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • AH 200-Level Course (or higher)
  • SA-300 Level Course (Mixed Media or Printmaking)*
  • PL 200-Level Philosophical Perespectives Course
  • Social Science Core
  • Language Core or
  • Free Elective

Junior Year


Fall Term


  • SA 300-Level Course (Digital or Three-Dimensional)*
  • SA 300- or 400-Level Course
  • English Core
  • Natural Science Core
  • Theology Core

Spring Term


  • SA 300- or 400-Level Course
  • SA 300- or 400-Level Course
  • History Core
  • Elective
  • Nondepartmental Elective

Senior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • SA 300- or 400-Level Course
  • SA 300- or 400-Level Course
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Key:


* Terms may be interchanged.

Notes:


  1. Visual arts majors with a studio arts concentration take SA 224 , SA 225 , AH 111 PT 270 , SA 400  or SA 412 ; one additional art history course (AH 320  recommended); and nine additional studio arts courses, of which one must be taken from each of the following sequences: drawing or painting (SA 303-304, SA 310-315, SA 342-343), printmaking or mixed media (SA 321-323, SA 352-355), and digital or three-dimemsional (SA 360-367). The six remaining courses may be selected from any SA 300- or 400-level course.
  2. Visual arts interdisciplinary majors with a studio arts concentration take SA 224 , SA 225 , AH 111 , four additional upper-division studio arts courses, and either SA 400  or SA 412 .
  3. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).

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