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Description

The studio art major is designed to provide a well-rounded art experience, encompassing two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, art history courses, and a concentration (four levels) in one area. Students majoring in art are encouraged to expand their understanding of art as it relates to other disciplines, cultures, and global concerns.

What can I do with a studio art major?

Admission to the Program

Anyone can declare this major.

Program Requirements

Students in the studio arts major pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete the corresponding degree's requirements.

In addition to the course requirements below, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. A minimum grade of "C" must be attained in all courses in the major.
  2. No more than 54 credits in studio art (or any other single discipline) can be used to satisfy the 120-credit requirement for the BA or BS.
  3. VSW Summer Intensive courses may not be used to complete BA/BS degree requirements without departmental permission.

Core Courses

  • ARH 201 Survey of World Art I
  • ARH 202 Survey of World Art II
  • ART 210 2-D Design
  • ART 212 3-D Design
  • ART 221 Drawing I
  • ARH 420 20th-Century Arts
  • Two 3-Dimensional courses (one in Ceramics, one in Sculpture)
    • ART 371 Beginning Handbuilding OR ART 372 Beginning Wheel
    • ART 361 Sculpture I

Total Number of Credits: 42

Program Requirements - 45 Credit Graphic Design Concentration

Students in the studio arts major pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete the corresponding degree's requirements.

In addition to the course requirements below, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. A minimum grade of "C" must be attained in all courses in the major.
  2. No more than 54 credits in studio art (or any other single discipline) can be used to satisfy the 120-credit requirement for the BA or BS.
  3. VSW Summer Intensive courses may not be used to complete BA/BS degree requirements without departmental permission.

Core Courses

  • ARH 315 History of Design
  • ARH 202 Survey of World Art II*
  • ART 210 2-D Design*
  • ART 212 3-D Design*
  • ART 221 Drawing I*
  • ARH 420 20th-Century Arts
  • ART 225 Graphic Design I
  • ART 235 Typography I
  • ART 325 Typography II
  • ART 450 Portfolio & Professional Practices
  • ART 300 Graphic Design II
  • ART 425 Graphic Design III (Web Publications)
  • ART 427 Advanced Problems in Graphic Design

*Foundational courses; must be taken in the first year.

Total Number of Credits: 45

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