Degree Requirements: Studio Art Major
Total: 39 Credits
- REQUIRED COURSES: 12 Credits
Digital Approaches to Fine Art ARTS 104 3 Credits
Design Principles ARTS 105 3 Credits
Drawing I ARTS 120 3 Credits
Professional Practices ARTS 474 3 Credits
- AREA REQUIREMENTS: 18 Credits
An additional twenty-one credits in Studio Art including at least six credits at the 200-level, at least twelve credits at the 300-level or above (ARTS 474: Professional Practices does not count toward this requirement). Studio Art majors are required to participate in the major assessment and senior exhibition/senior exit portfolio.
III. ART HISTORY REQUIREMENT: 9 CREDITS
History of Western Art I and II ARTH 114 and 115 6 Credits
Any upper-level course* (ARTH 200-level & above) 3 Credits
*Prerequisites must be met.
- ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS
The following are Studio Art Major Requirements:
A strong portfolio and good writing are essential skills for the professional artist. The Studio Art program seeks to strengthen these skills, assessing your development as an artist from the moment you declare the major and upon completion of your senior exhibition/portfolio.The Studio Art Assessment Program is a two-phase system. First, the faculty seeks to document student artwork by requiring a Major Portfolio for newly declared studio art majors. The Major Portfolio is your entrance into ARTS 474 and your Senior Exhibition and/or Senior Portfolio. Failure to complete the Major Portfolio will prevent you from enrolling in ARTS 474. (see portfolio requirements below)Secondly, the faculty seeks to assess senior-level progress through either a senior exhibition or a Senior Exit Portfolio. (see requirements below)Major Portfolio: this should be completed as soon as you declare the major. Do not worry about the level or quality of your work; it is the goal of the program to document your “entry-level” work. The portfolio consists of 8-10 printed thumbnail images of artwork completed in our program. It can be from 100-200 level courses and should be accompanied by an image list:Example:Name
Title of work Medium Dimensions (H,W,and D) DateSatisfaction woodcut 14″ X 10″ 2016Attach a completed Major Portfolio Cover Sheet to thumbnails and image list and turn in to Prof. McMillan’s mailbox.Senior Portfolio: This occurs upon completion of a Senior Exhibition or Senior Exit Portfolio. For the Senior Exit Portfolio, follow the instructions above (under Major Portfolio) but only include 300-400 level work. Prof. Garmon directs the preparation for Senior Exhibitions and Portfolios during ARTS 474/ fall semester and Prof. Jesionowski during the spring semester.