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Bachelor of Arts Degree, Art Major (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in art is designed for students seeking a broad view of traditional two- and three-dimensional studio media, skills, techniques and concepts. You can develop concentrations in a variety of areas including painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, photography/video, graphic design, 3-D forms, and digital media.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in art requires 44 studio hours including the completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Art Department Core Requirements
    (23 credits)

ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design and Color (4)
ART 115 Drawing: Skills and Concepts (4)
ART 210 Three-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 215 Life Drawing (4)
ART 211 Graphics I: Computer Imaging (2)
ART 221 Graphics II: Graphic Design (2)
ART 496 Senior Workshop (3)

C. Major Interview with Portfolio must be passed after the completion of three of the core requirement courses in order for student to remain in the program as a major.

D. 21 Additional Credits in Art
    (most courses are 4 credit hours)
Courses may be selected from among the following:

Life Drawing Studio
ART 315  Life Drawing II
ART 325 Life Drawing III
ART 415 Life Drawing IV

Ceramics Studio
ART 287  Handbuilding
ART 387 Throwing
ART 487 Advanced Ceramics

Painting Studio
ART 352 Painting I
ART 362 Painting II
ART 462 Painting III

Printmaking Studio
ART 343 Printmaking Process
ART 443 Woodcut
ART 453 Silkscreen

Digital 3-D Game Design
ART 271 Introduction to Digital 3-D
ART 371 Digital 3-D Modeling
ART 471 Digital 3-D Character Development for Animation
ART 472 Digital 3-D Lighting and Texture

Graphic Design Studio
ART 321 Design for Visual Communication
ART 411 Computer Graphics: Illustration
ART 421 Graphic Design Media
ART 422 Web Design and Digital Media Graphics

Photography/Video Studio
ART 276 Photography I
ART 277 Video and Animation
ART 376 Photography II

Art Therapy Studio
ART 235 Introduction to Art Therapy
ART 237 Readings in Art Therapy I
ART 238 Readings in Art Therapy I
ART 392 Observations in Art Therapy
ART 492 Art Therapy Practicum

Special Topics
ART 300 Special topics
ART 311 Crafts
AIE 344/544  Fine arts for the classroom teacher

Cooperative Field Experience
ART 388 Cooperative Field Experience

Problems Studio (Sections A-G)
Problems courses must be approved
by the instructor of the area.
ART 248 Problems I
ART 348 Problems II
ART 448 Problems III

Independent Study
ART 491 Independent Study
(Independent study needs to be arranged and approved by the instructor of the study.)

E. 9 Credit Hours of Art History Required: from among
AH 101 Looking at Art
AH 202 Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern (required)
AH 350 Black Art
AH 355 History of Women Artists
AH 370 20th/21st Century Art (highly recommended)

Concentrations within the Major
Students may choose to develop various concentrations within the major, preparing the individual for specific art-related occupations and/or graduate study. The requirements are intended to facilitate planning and course sequencing by the student and advisor.

Concentration in Graphic Design
The concentration in graphic design requires 44 studio hours including the completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Art Department Core Requirements (23 credits)

C. Major Interview with Portfolio after completion of three core requirements

D. Graphic Design  (21 credit hours from among)
ART 276 Photography
ART 321 Design for Visual Communication
ART 411 Computer Graphics: Illustration
ART 421 Graphic Design Media
ART 422 Web Design and Digital Media Graphics
ART 388 Cooperative Field Experience
ART 491  Independent Study: Graphic Design

E. 9 Credits of Art History (9 credit hours from among)
AH 101 Looking at Art
AH 202 Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern
AH 350 Black Art
AH 355 History of Women Artists
AH 370 20th/21st Century Art (Highly recommended)

CONCENTRATION IN DIGITAL 3-D GAME DESIGN

The concentration in graphic design requires 44 studio hours including the completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Art Department Core Requirements (23 credits)

C. Major Interview with Portfolio after completion of three core requirements

D. Graphic Design (16 credit hours)
ART 271 Introduction to Digital 3-D
ART 371 Digital 3-D Modeling
ART 471 Digital 3-D Character Development for Animation
ART 472 Digital 3-D Lighting and Texture

PLUS an additional 5 credit hours (or more) from among the following:

ART 277 Video and Animation
ART 411 Computer Graphics: Illustration
ART 421 Graphic Design Media
ART 422 Web Design and Digital Media Graphics

E. Art History (9 credit hours from among)
AH 101 Looking at Art (required)
AH 202 Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern (required)
AH 350 Black Art
AH 355 History of Women Artists
AH 370 20th/21st Century Art (Highly recommended)

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