Program Requirements

Hours: 61

The B.A. in Fine Arts is designed for the student interested in becoming a professional artist.

Major Courses - 52 hours

ART 100Art & Design Foundation Seminar (1)

ART 101Foundation Drawing I (3) CAM

ART 102Foundation Drawing II (3) CAM

ART 103Foundation of Visual Thinking (3) CAM

ART 106Foundation 3-D Visual Communication (3) CAM

GRD 104Digital Literacy I (1)

GRD 105Digital Literacy II (1)

ART 110Foundation Portfolio Review (0)

ART 127World Art:Magical & Spiritual (3) CAM

ART 129World Art:Heroes and Donors (3) CAM

ART 140Ceramics (3) CAM

ART 217Painting (3)

ART 281Digital Photography I (3) CAM

ART 330Art Criticism (3) CAM

ART 362Printmaking Workshop:Methods Survey (3) CAM

GRD 350Hand to Pixel (3)

ART 395Pre-Thesis Independent Study (3)

ART 400Senior Art Seminar (1)

ART 495Thesis (3)

Choose one from the following:

ART 301Figure Drawing (3)

ART 302Advanced Drawing (3)

Choose one from the following:

ART 304Sculpt Wkshp:Figure Modeling (3)

ART 336Sculpture Wkshp:Sustainable Mixed Media (3) CAM

Choose one additional course in Art History - 3 hours

Choose One - 3 hours

ART 349Professional Prep for Artist (3)

ART 365Internship in Gallery Management (1-3)

ART 396Cooperative Education Work Experience: Parallel (1-3) EXP

Cognate Course - 3 hours

PHI 285Philosophy of Art (3) CP

Minimum grade of C in all major/cognate courses.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the art, art education or fine arts majors will:

  • engage in the creative art making process, using imagery, methods and media to express and communicate ideas, feelings, experiences and aspirations.
  • understand the formal, technical and expressive aspects in visual artworks, using critical skills to describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate such works.
  • understand and appreciate the historical, social and cultural contexts of the arts and artists in societies past and present, while being equipped to enter the dialogue.