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Requirements for a B.A. in Studio Arts

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The Bachelor of Arts with a major in art requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 39 s.h. of work for the major. The program provides a foundation in art history as well as an understanding of the formal traditions and contemporary practices in studio art. Students take courses in the school's studio art programs, including ceramics, graphic design, 3D design, drawing, intermedia, jewelry and metal arts, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Bachelor of Arts students majoring in art may count a maximum of 56 s.h. earned in art and art history courses toward the degree; they must earn at least 64 s.h. of credit in courses outside the School of Art & Art History in order to graduate.

B.A. students with a double major in the school (e.g., a major in art and a major in art history) or a major and a minor in the school (e.g., a major in art and a minor in art history) must earn at least 56 s.h. of credit in courses outside the School of Art & Art History in order to graduate.

All students must complete the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences General Education Program.

The major in art for the Bachelor of Arts requires the following course work. Not all courses are offered every semester, including required courses. When planning their course work, students should consult their advisors and MyUI to determine when specific courses will be offered.

Effective Fall 2014:
Studio art majors will be required to take two upper level courses beyond the introductory course in one or two studio art disciplines (these can be in 2D or 3D). The maximum art hours allowed for the B.A. in studio art will be increased to 56 s.h. A minimum of 64 s.h. of non-art courses will be required.

ART HISTORY
Two of these:

Two of these Courses in Art History
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
ARTH:1040 Arts of Africa 3 s.h.
ARTH:1050 From Cave Paintings to Cathedrals: Survey of Western Art I 3 s.h.
ARTH:1060 From Mona Lisa to Modernism: Survey of Western Art II 3 s.h.
ARTH:1070 Asian Art and Culture 3 s.h.
ARTH:1095 American Indian Art 3 s.h.

Additional courses:

Additional Courses
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
Two art history courses not in the list above, excluding ARTH:1080, ARTH:1000, and ARTH:2975 6 s.h.

FOUNDATIONAL STUDIO ART
Both of these, taken before the 3D and 2D courses listed below them:

FOUNDATIONAL STUDIO ART courses
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
ARTS:1510 Basic Drawing (prerequisite for all studio courses) 3 s.h.
ARTS:1520 Design Fundamentals (prerequisite for all studio courses) 3 s.h.

STUDIO ART 3D COURSES
Two of these:

Two of these STUDIO ART 3D COURSES
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
CERM:2010 Exploring Forms in Clay I 3 s.h.
MTLS:2910 Introduction to Jewelry and Metal Arts 3 s.h.
INTM:2710 Intermedia I 3 s.h.
SCLP:2810 Undergraduate Sculpture I 3 s.h.
TDSN:2210 Problems in 3-D Design I: Form and Structure 3 s.h.

STUDIO ART 2D COURSES
Two of these:

Two of these STUDIO ART 2D COURSES
Course Number & Name Semester Hours
ANIM:2125 Introduction to Animation 3 s.h.
DSGN:2110 Graphic Design I 3 s.h.
DRAW:2310 Life Drawing I 3 s.h.
PNTG:2410 Painting I 3 s.h.
PHTO:2510 Beginning Digital Photography 3 s.h.
PRNT:2610 Introduction to Printmaking 3 s.h.

STUDIO ART UPPER LEVEL
Two upper level courses; must have prerequisite intro courses.

REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Studio art and art history electives must bring the total credit to a minimum of 39 s.h.