Painting & Drawing Concentration

Painting and Drawing Concentration (50 credits)

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Visual Arts with a Studio Concentration consists of 50 credits. Grades of less than 2.0 (C) will not count toward the major.

  • Required Foundation Courses – 26 credits
  • Required Courses for the Concentration – 21 credits
  • Major Capstone Course – 3 credits

In addition to major requirements, students are required to fulfill the University’s Writing Requirements.

Required Foundation Courses For Studio Art (26 credits)
ART110Two-Dimensional DesignDouble Counts for T1 Arts & Humanities in Context
ART111Three-Dimensional Design
OR ART 207 Ceramic Sculpture
OR ART 217 Ceramics
Double Counts for T1 Arts & Humanities in Context
ART112Color Theory
ART124Digital ImagingSubstitutes for T2 Applied Information Technology
ART201Relief Printmaking
ART202Drawing IDouble Counts for T2 Creative Expression
ART211Art History I: Pre-History to 1600 (4 Credits)Substitutes for T1 Historical Perspectives
ART212Art History II: 1600 to the Present (4 Credits)Substitutes for T1 Historical Perspectives
*After completing several foundation courses, students are required to submit a portfolio to enroll in 300-level (or higher) studio courses. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards may be required to take supplemental courses. Portfolio Requirements
Required Concentration Courses (15 credits)
ART215Painting I
Prerequisites: ART 202
ART308Painting II
Prerequisite: ART 215 OR Consent of Instructor
ART309Figure Drawing I
Prerequisite: ART 202
ART352Intermediate Drawing
Prerequisite: ART 202
ART408Advanced Painting
Prerequisite: ART 308 OR Consent of Instructor
OR ART 409 Figure Drawing II
OR ART 430 Advanced Drawing
Concentration Electives (choose 2, 6 credits)
ART205Water Media
Prerequisite: ART 202 and ART 352 OR Consent of Instructor
ART314Landscape Painting I
Prerequisite: Any TWO of the following: ART 110, ART 202, OR ART 352
ART322Illustration I
Prerequisite: ART 201 OR ART202
ART365Special Topics in Art/Painting and Drawing
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
ART390Practicum (With Consent of Instructor)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
ART470Advanced Topics in Art/Painting and Drawing
(With consent of Instructor/Chair)
ART480Independent Study (With Consent of Instructor/Chair/Dean)
ART490Internship (With Consent of Instructor/Chair/Dean)
Major Capstone Course (3 credits)
ART485Senior Seminar in Studio Art