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B.A. in Art Studio

Contact Person:
Caroline Downing, Chair
219 Brainerd, (315) 267-2251/2252,

49 credit hours required.

The Art Studio major is designed to provide students with a broad-based education in the traditional fine art studio areas as well as to introduce relevant historical, theoretical and critical issues.  Studio Concentrations are available in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. These require four upper-division courses in the studio area of choice. A Studio Concentration is suggested for those students wishing to enter graduate programs or seeking a career as a professional artist.

All courses are 4 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses (Credits 25)
ARTH 101 Survey of Art: Ancient to Renaissance (3 credits)
ARTH 102 Survey of Art: Renaissance to Modern (3 credits)
ARTS 110 Foundations of Drawing I
ARTS 120 Color and Design
ARTS 130 Three-Dimensional Design
ARTS 211 Foundations of Drawing II
ARTH 300 or 400 level Art History Elective (3 credits)

Studio Foundation (Credits 16)
Four courses with at least one three-dimensional course
ARTS 312 Drawing and Mixed Media 1
ARTS 319 Graphic Design and Media Arts I
ARTS 321 Graphic Design and Media Arts II
ARTS 329 Painting I
ARTS 339 Printmaking I
ARTS 349 Sculpture I
ARTS 359 Ceramics I
ARTS 369 Time-Based Media
ARTS 379 Photography I

Studio Elective (Credits 8)
Two studio electives with at least one level II

Special Notes

  1. Art Studio majors have the option of completing 50 credit hours in the Art Department toward the 120 credit hours necessary for the B.A. degree. Students are required to complete 70 credit hours outside the Art Department. Students may elect to take supplemental art courses beyond the 50-semester-hour maximum. These will be included on the transcript, but will not be counted toward the completion of the degree.
  2. All courses counted toward the major must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or above.