2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Oct 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Arts, Studio Arts Concentration, B.A.

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Learning Aims

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

  • Familiarity with the concepts and materials of the visual arts and the ability to communicate and analyze the significance of their own work and the works of others
  • Acquisition of technical skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media art, three-dimensional art, and digital technology
  • A mastery of the creative and manual skills required for solving two- and three-dimensional design problems
  • The ability to conduct a critical dialogue between personal work and the larger art historical tradition
  • 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

Junior Year

Senior Year

Spring Term

  • SA 300-Level Course
  • SA 300-Level Course
  • Nondepartmental Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective


* Terms may be interchanged.


  1. Visual arts majors with a studio arts concentration take AH 111 , PT 270 , SA 224 , SA 225 ; 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-dimesnsional (SA 360-361, SA 365-366). 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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