9.40. Studio Art

Programs offered:

  • B.A. in Studio Art
  • B.A. in Studio Art – Medical and Scientific Illustration Track
  • B.A. in Studio Art-Photography, Video and Digital Art Track (TU)
  • 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 art or other fields such as education, art therapy, graphic design, medical illustration or filmmaking.

Students may also major in Studio Art via the Medical and Scientific Illustration Track. This is an appropriate curriculum for students who wish to pursue a career in the field of medical and scientific illustration. This track involves a rigorous course of study in studio art that is designed to address the skills and knowledge that are required for portfolio development prior to graduate school application in the field of medical and scientific illustration. Students are encouraged to use approximately 20 semester hours of elective credits on courses drawn from the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Human Physiology, Genetics and Comparative Anatomy.

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 101 Introduction to Drawing
    • ART 102 Introduction to Painting
    • ART 110 Ways of Seeing
    • ART 201 Intermediate Drawing
    • ART 202 Intermediate Painting
    • ART 302 Advanced Painting
    • ART 350 Modern Art History
  2. Completion of one of the following courses:
    • ART 109 Introduction to Photography
    • ART 115 Introduction to Digital Photography
  3. Completion of one of the following courses:
    • ART 103 Introduction to Figure Sculpture
    • ART 104 Introduction to Printmaking
    • ART 105 Video Production
    • ART 106 Introduction to Figure Drawing
    • ART 111 Anatomy for the Artist and Figure Drawing
    • ART 175 Introduction to Web Design
    • ART 205 Documentary Filmmaking
    • ART 240 Introduction to Graphic Design
    • ART 270 History of Photography
    • ART 285 Introduction to Animation
    • ART 290 Special Topics in Studio Art: Directing for Film and Digital Camera
  4. Completion of one additional Art History elective.

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

  1. Satisfactory completion of all the following courses:
    • ART 101 Introduction to Drawing
    • ART 102 Introduction to Painting
    • ART 103 Introduction to Figure Sculpture
    • ART 106 Introduction to Figure Drawing
    • ART 110 Ways of Seeing
    • ART 111 Anatomy for the Artist and Figure Drawing
    • ART 201 Intermediate Drawing
    • ART 202 Intermediate Painting
  2. Completion of one of the following courses:
    • ART 109 Introduction to Photography
    • ART 115 Introduction to Digital Photography
  3. Completion of one Art History course.
  4. Additional requirements and things to note:
    • In preparation for graduate work in medical and scientific illustration, students are encouraged to take approximately 20 semester hours or more of elective credit drawn from the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Human Physiology, Genetics and Comparative Anatomy. The following courses are particularly recommended:
      • BIO 110 Biological Inquiry
      • BIO 111 Biostatistics
      • BIO 201 Genetics
      • BIO 202 Microbiology
      • BIO 224 Cancer Biology
      • BIO 301 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
      • BIO 313 Developmental Biology
      • BIO 317 Biochemistry
      • BIO 402 Human Physiology
      • BIO 418 Cell Biology
      • CHM 101 General Chemistry I (with laboratory, CHM 101L)
      • CHM 102 General Chemistry II (with laboratory, CHM 102L)

B.A. in Studio Art: Photography, Video and Digital Art (see Sec. 8.5.1. for a complete list of B.A. graduation requirements)

  1. Students must complete the two courses below:
    • ART 110 Ways of Seeing
    • ART 350 Modern Art History
  2. Completion of one of the following courses:
    • ART 109 Introduction to Photography
    • ART 115 Introduction to Digital Photography
  3. Completion of one course from the list below:
    • ART 103 Introduction to Figure Sculpture
    • ART 104 Introduction to Printmaking
    • ART 105 Video Production
    • ART 106 Introduction to Figure Drawing
    • ART 111 Anatomy for the Artist and Figure Drawing
    • ART 175 Introduction to Web Design
    • ART 205 Documentary Film
    • ART 225 Women, Art, & Society: Women Artists
    • ART 240 Introduction to Graphic Design
    • ART 285 Introduction to Animation
  4. Completion of one additional Art History course. This may be one of the Art History courses offered in the regular rotation or may be from the list of electives below:
    • COM 460 Space, Place, and Public Memory
    • FRE 404 Great French Actresses and their Film Roles
    • PSY 316 Psychology through Film
    • SPN 403 Political Issues in Spanish-American Literature and Film
    • SPN 407 Central American Literature and Film
    • SPN 411 North American Hispanic Readings and Film
  5. Students must also complete an additional five filmmaking, video or photography studio courses not already used to satisfy any requirement above. A comprehensive list of all current Film/Video/Photography courses in the Bulletin is below:
    • ART 105 Video Production
    • ART 109 Introduction to Photography
    • ART 115 Introduction to Digital Photography
    • ART 205 Documentary Filmmaking
    • ART 206 Concepts in Photography
    • ART 214 Alternative Methods in Darkroom and Digital Photography
    • ART 215 Intermediate Digital Photography
    • ART 220 Compositions in Photography
    • ART 270 History of Photography
    • ART 290 Special Topics in Studio Art courses pre-approved by the Studio Art Program Coordinator
  6. Additional requirements and things to note:
    • As with the regular Studio Art Major, this totals eight studio and two art history courses, for a total of ten courses or 40 credit hours in Studio Art. The degree awarded is the B.A.

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:
    • 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.