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Studio Art

The Studio Art Concentration offers courses in both traditional and alternative approaches, designed to develop observational skills and promote a high level of craft. Advanced students are encouraged to identify and develop a strong personal point of view in their coursework and studio practice.

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.

Required Foundation Courses (26 credits)

  • ART 110 Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART 111 Three-Dimensional Design OR ART 207 Ceramic Sculpture OR ART 217 Ceramics
  • ART 112 Color Theory     
  • ART 124 Digital Imaging
  • ART 201 Relief Printmaking          
  • ART 202 Drawing I
  • ART 211 Art History I: Pre-History to 1400 (4 Credits)
  • ART 212 Art History II: 1400 to the Present (4 Credits)

*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 Courses (18 credits)

  • ART 206 Sculpture I          
  • ART 215 Painting I            
  • ART 306 Wood Sculpture              
  • ART 318 Intaglio Printmaking I    
  • ART 320 Water Based Screen Printing      
  • ART 352 Intermediate Drawing    

Electives - Select 4 courses in one area (12 credits)

Painting & Drawing

  • ART 307 Portraiture       
  • ART 308 Painting II           
  • ART 309 Figure Drawing I              
  • ART 314 Landscape Painting         
  • ART 322 Illustration I       
  • ART 470 Advanced Topics in Art/Painting & Drawing         

Printmaking

  • ART 230 Visual Journals & Bookmaking   
  • ART 311 Relief Printmaking II       
  • ART 317 Polyester Plate Lithography        
  • ART 328 Printing for Textiles        
  • ART 420 Intaglio Printmaking II   
  • ART 470 Advanced Topics/Printmaking   

Sculpture

  • ART 207 Ceramic Sculpture          
  • ART 304 Sculpture II        
  • ART 315 Figure Modeling              
  • ART 324 Metal Construction        
  • ART 353 Installation         
  • ART 470 Advanced Topics/Sculpture        

Capstone (3 credits)

  • ART 485 Senior Seminar in Studio Art