Art and Design, B.S. - Painting

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

Minimum of 50 percent of studio art credits must be earned at Southern Connecticut State University. 
‘C’ or better required in all major and concentration courses. 

Studio Art Core Requirements (39 Credits)
ART 104 – History of Western Art I (T2CE)
ART 105 — History of Western Art II (T2CE)
ART 112 — Color and 2-D Design
ART 113 —Three Dimensional Design (T2CD)
ART 150 – Introductory Drawing I  (T2CD)
ART 151 — Drawing II, Drawing and Composition (T2CD)
Select 1 additional course in Art History at the 300 or 400–level
Select 6 additional courses in Studio Art at the 200 or 300–level from a minimum of four different areas: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Jewelry/Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture

Concentration – Painting (18 Credits)
ART 220 – Introductory Painting
ART 250 – Intermediate Drawing
ART 420 – Advanced Portfolio
ART 493 – Studio Art Capstone

Select two from:
ART 320 – Intermediate Painting I
ART 321 – Intermediate Painting II
ART 350 – Advanced Drawing I
ART 351 – Advanced Drawing II


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.