9.34. Studio Art

Programs offered:

B.A. in Studio Art
B.A. in Studio Art with a Concentration in Medical and Scientific Illustration
Minor in Studio Art (TU)

Studio courses are designed to provide students with a rigorous and stimulating foundation in visual language and thinking. Courses emphasize the development of perception and visual acuity, cognitive skills, a sense of aesthetics and facility in manipulating a variety of artistic approaches and media. The curriculum prepares students to go on to graduate school in studio or other fields such as education, art therapy, graphic design or medical illustration.

Students interested in pursuing careers in scientific illustration with a biological or physical science emphasis or careers in medical illustration should seek specialized advising.

B.A. in Studio Art (see Sec. 8.5.1. for a complete list of B.A. graduation requirements)

  1. Completion of all of the following courses:
    ART 109                  Introduction to Photography
    ART 111                  Anatomy for the Artist and Figure Drawing
    ART 350                  Modern Art History
  1. Completion of one of the following courses:
    ART 103                  Introduction to Figure Sculpture
    ART 104                  Introduction to Printmaking
    ART 110                  Ways of Seeing
  1. Completion of two additional drawing electives for a minimum of 8 semester hours.
  2. Completion of three additional painting electives for a minimum of 12 semester hours.
  3. Completion of one additional Art History elective.

B.A. in Studio Art with a Concentration in Medical and Scientific Illustration (see Sec. 8.5.1. for a complete list of B.A. graduation requirements)

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements for the B.A. in Studio Art (see above).
  2. Completion of all of the following courses:
    BIO 110                  Biological Inquiry
    BIO 111                  Biostatistics
    CHM 101               General Chemistry I (with laboratory, CHM 101L)
    CHM 102               General Chemistry II (with laboratory, CHM 102L)
  1. Completion of enough of the courses below to account for an additional 24 semester hours (or more) of work:
    BIO 201                  Genetics
    BIO 202                  Microbiology
    BIO 224                  Cancer Biology
    BIO 313                  Developmental Biology
    BIO 317                  Biochemistry
    BIO 418                  Cell Biology

Minor in Studio Art (TU)

  1. Completion of four Studio Art courses and one Art History course, for a minimum of 20 semester hours.
  2. Additional requirements and things to note:
    1. Students may take up to three of the four Studio Art courses in one sub-discipline (for example, photography, drawing, painting, etc.) or in four different sub-disciplines. At least two of these Studio Art courses must be in separate sub-disciplines.