Studio Art Bachelor of Arts

Offered by Department of Art and Design

General Studies
Foundational Core (Written, Math, Oral, Democracy)
Foundational Core courses12
Select one course numbered 1883
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
If ENG 101 is taken as a prerequisite for ENG 102 then only 24 additional hours are required to meet the 27 credit hour minimum in the Distribution Area of General Studies
Social Sciences6
Natural Sciences7
Analytical and Quantitative Thought0
Needed to reach 27 credit hour minimum in Distribution2
Select one course numbered 3883
BA Language requirement
Complete all required courses 16
Major Option
Complete all required courses36
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum9
Total Credit Hours120

After having completed all of these classes; ART 102, 105, 118, 211, 221, or their transferred equivalents, every student pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art, a BFA in Visual Communication & Design (VCD), or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art Education is required to participate in the SPR. Each student must pass the SPR in order to be allowed to register for junior level courses and continue in the programs listed above. A student pursuing a BA in Studio Art, or only an art minor, is exempt from the SPR but will be blocked from enrollment in certain junior level art courses until a permit is requested and issued from the department chair. Students who fail the SPR a second time are ineligible to continue pursuing a BFA in Studio Art or VCD, or a BA in Art Education. The SPR must be submitted online and contain ten pieces of artwork and a thesis paper.

Major Option

Studio Art Foundation Requirements
ART 102Drawing I3
ART 118Color and Design3
ART 202Drawing II3
ART 214Painting I3
ART 221Art History Survey I3
ART 222Art History Survey II3
ART 230Ceramics I3
ART 246Sculpture I3
ART 497Senior Project: BA3
Studio Art Studio Requirements
Select 9 credit hours of the following:9
Water Based Media
Creative Photography
Glass I
Painting II
Painting III
Painting IV
Ceramics II
Ceramics III
Ceramics IV
Printmaking II
Glass II
Glass III
Sculpture II
Sculpture III
Sculpture IV
Drawing III
Drawing IV
Individual Problems in Art 3
Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief
Printmaking I-Silkscreen
Total Credit Hours36

For specific language requirements see #2 of Bachelor of Arts Degree requirements.


A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.


 Students may take a maximum of 3 credit hours.