School of Arts and Letters

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (Studio Arts Concentration)

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with a Studio Arts Concentration offers students a broader range of options, permitting them to combine their study in fine arts with a well-rounded liberal arts education. Students in the B.A. in Studio Arts focus their studies in two studio areas.  Studio areas include Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, and Printmaking.

Common Requirements/Core Program:  All fine arts students are required to take a core set of classes.

  • FINA-F 100 Fundamental Studio—Drawing
  • FINA-F 101 Fundamental Studio— 3D
  • FINA-F 102 Fundamental Studio— 2D
  • FINA-D 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
  • FINA-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art
  • FINA-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art

General Education Requirement

Note: This is not a re-statement of the University's General Education Requirement but a list of specific General Education courses, which are also requirements or pre-requisites for course work in the school/major.

  • ENG-W 290 Writing in the Arts and Sciences

Permission required for all studio courses beyond the foundation level.  The School of Arts and Letters advisor must approve any exceptions.

200-level Studio Courses

All B.A. students in Fine Arts must take the required 200-level course in each of the six studio concentration areas.

Upper-Level Requirements for Completion of B.A. in Fine Arts with a Studio Arts Concentration:

Students take 15 credits of 300 and 400-level courses from two studio areas. These studio areas will be identified during the 200-level sequence of studio courses. The fine arts faculty will exercise final approval of any areas of focus selected by students.

Students must take these courses in addition to the required fundamental, all 200-level studios, and 300 and 400-level courses from two studio areas.

  • FINA-U 401 Special Topics in Studio Art or any additional 300- or 400-level studio course
  • FINA-A 401 Art Theory - Senior (BA Seminar)
  • FINA-G 405 BA Senior Exhibit
  • FINA-A 457 Experimental Art Since 1945
  • FINA-A 300 or 400 level non-Western art history 

B.A Capstone

All B.A. Fine Arts (Studio Art) students must take FINA-A 401 (B.A. Seminar) in the fall semester before their graduation.  In addition, in spring semester before graduation all B.A. Fine Arts (Studio Art) students are required to take FINA-G 405 (B.A Senior Exhibit), which includes a formal exhibition of their work.

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