9.37. Studio Art

Programs offered:

B.A. in Studio Art
B.A. in Studio Art – Medical and Scientific Illustration Track
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 205 Documentary Filmmaking
    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)17

  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:
    1. 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)

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.

17Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). See Sec. 2.5. and Sec. 3.2.