Studio Art, B.A.

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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 AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

48 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.

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 - Drawing I, Materials and Techniques (‘C’ or better)

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

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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

36 Credits Required

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

Studio Art Core Requirements
21 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

Requirements:
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 — Drawing II, Drawing and Composition
Select 2 additional courses in art history

Studio Art Specialization
15 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

Requirements:

Select 15 credits in one of the following areas:

Ceramics

Graphic Design

  • ART 215 — Principles and Practice of Graphic Design
  • ART 216 — Typography
  • ART 218 — Information Graphics
  • ART 310 — Illustration and Data Visualization
  • ART 315 — Graphic Design Problem Solving
  • ART 316 — Digital Media Production
  • ART 415 — Professional Practice in Graphic Design
  • ART 497 — Design Practicum

Jewelry/Metals

Photography

  • ART 262 — Introduction to Photography
  • ART 264 — Digital Photography
  • ART 362 — Advanced Photography
  • ART 364 — Documentary Photography
  • ART 367 — Photographing People
  • ART 466 — Advanced Digital Photography

Painting

  • ART 220 — Painting Media and Techniques
  • ART 250 — Drawing III: Figure Drawing
  • One of ART 260 — Etching, Woodcut, Collograph  or ART 261 — Lithography and Silkscreen
  • ART 320 — Form and Structure in Painting
  • ART 321 — Water Based Media in Painting
  • ART 420 — Advanced Painting

Printmaking

  • ART 260 — Etching, Woodcut, Collograph
  • ART 261 — Lithography and Silkscreen
  • ART 360 — Intermediate Printmaking: Etching, Woodcut or Collograph
  • ART 361 — Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography or Silkscreen
  • ART 460 — Experimental Printmaking
  • ART 461 — Innovative Printmaking

Sculpture

  • ART 240 — Introduction to Sculpture: Construction and Subtraction
  • ART 241 — Sculpture: Modeling and Casting
  • ART 340 — Intermediate Sculpture: Materials and Concepts
  • One of ART 341 — Intermediate Sculpture: Process and Content or ART 342 — Sculptural Casting
  • ART 440 — Advanced Sculpture

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

No cognates are required for this program.

FREE ELECTIVES

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

Maximum of 18 credits can be in Studio Art.