Studio Art, B.S. - Concentration: Painting

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At least 50 percent of studio art credits must be taken at Southern Connecticut State University.

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 2 – Creative Drive:
ART 150 - Introductory Drawing I (‘C’ or better)

Tier 2 – Cultural Expression: Select course other than ART 104 or ART 105

Tier 3 - Capstone
ART 493 - Studio Art Capstone ('C' or better)

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.



51 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

Students must take at least 50 percent of their studio art credits at Southern Connecticut State University. 

Studio Art Core Requirements
36 Credits Required

ART 104 – History of Western Art I
ART 105 — History of Western Art II
ART 112 — Color and 2-D Design
ART 113 —Three Dimensional Design
ART 151 — Introductory Drawing II

Select six studio art courses at the 200 or 300-level. Selections must be from a minimum of four different areas:

  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Jewelry/Metals
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Select one art history course at the 300-level or above

Concentration - Painting
15 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

ART 220 - Introductory Painting
ART 250 - Intermediate Drawing
ART 420 - Advanced Portfolio

Select two from:

ART 320 - Intermediate Painting I
ART 321 - Intermediate Painting II
ART 350 - Advanced Drawing I
ART 351 - Advanced Drawing II


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).

Maximum of 18 credits in Studio Art.