Studio Art students learn the practical technical skills and creative processes of artistic expression through hands-on experience in various media, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, graphic design, ceramics, and mixed media. Studio artists practice inventive problem solving and creative thinking, as well as effective visual communication. Studio Art seniors complete a thesis project in a chosen medium, working in consultation with studio art faculty mentors.

Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017

Please refer to the Online College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.

Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond

Freshman Year

Conversatio IConversatio II

LanguageLanguage

Freshman EnglishElective - FAH, FAS, or MU course

Major CourseMajor Course

Subsequent years will be planned in consultation with an advisor in relation to individual student's needs and interests, including internships and study abroad programs.

Students will select courses in conjunction with an advisor, selecting core courses, major courses and electives to fit the individual student's interests and field of emphasis. If necessary, substitutions may be made for required emphasis courses with permission of the advisor and/or department chairperson.

A student who wishes to major in Fine Arts after the first semester of the junior year must have permission of the Fine Arts Department Chair, who will also consult with appropriate faculty in the student's selected major area of emphasis. Transferring late to the major may result in enrollment in additional courses in summer school and/or a later graduation date.

Studio Art Emphasis requirements:

    Three Departmental Courses:

    • FAH 101 - Introduction to Art
    • FAS 110 - Drawing I
    • FAH 490 - Senior Seminar

    Two Studio courses chosen from the following:

    • FAS 220 - Painting I
    • FAS 230 - Printmaking: Monotype, Relief, Collagraphy
    • FAS 240 - Darkroom Photography
    • FAS 245 - Special Topics: Digital Photography
    • FAS 250 - Three-Dimensional Design
    • FAS 252 - Sculpture
    • FAS 260 - Ceramics I
    • FAS 270 - Visual Communication
    • FAS 272 - Digital Art & Imaging I
    •  or other 200-level Special Topics courses, or recently approved FAS 200 courses that are also approved by the student's advisor.

    Two Advanced Studio Courses chosen from the following:

     

    • FAS 210 - Drawing II
    • FAS 274 - Graphic Design I
    • FAS 340 - Intermediate Photography
    • FAS 372 - Digital Art & Imaging II
    • FAS 376 - Art and Design for the Web
    • FAS 378 - Motion Art
    • Studio Art Special Topics courses or
    • Independent Study

    One Art History (FAH) Course at the 200 or 300 level

      One Fine Arts Elective:

      Selected from:

      • Art History (FAH), Music (MU), or Theatre (FAH/EN, FAS/EN) course offerings.

        Course Sequence Outline

        Students will select courses in conjunction with an advisor, selecting core courses, major courses and electives to fit the individual student's interests and field of emphasis. If necessary, substitutions may be made for required emphasis courses with permission of the advisor and/or department chairperson.

          Freshman Year

            Fall

            • HU 103 - Conversatio I
            • Major Course
            • Language
            • EN 105 - Freshman English

            Spring

            • HU 104 - Conversatio II
            • Major Course
            • Language
            • Core Course or Fine Arts Elective 

            Note:

            Subsequent years will be planned in consultation with an advisor in relation to individual student's needs and interests, including internships and study abroad programs.

            A student who wishes to major in Fine Arts after the first semester of the junior year must have permission of the Fine Arts Department Chair, who will also consult with appropriate faculty in the student's selected major area of emphasis.  Transferring late to the major may result in enrollment in additional courses in summer school and/or a later graduation date.

            Further Note:

            Students interested in completing an Art or Music Education major should consult with his or her advisor in the Fine Arts Department and with the Education Department.