Studio Art, B.A.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 

120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

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, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

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

Tier 2 – Cultural Expression:
ART 104 - History of Western Art I or ART 105 - History of Western Art II

Tier 3 - Capstone
ART 493 - Studio Art Capstone

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.


45 Credits Required

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

‘C’ or better required

ART 104 – History of Western Art I (T2CE)*
ART 105 — History of Western Art II
ART 112 — Color and 2-D Design
ART 113 —Three Dimensional Design
ART 150 - Introductory Drawing I (T2CD)*
ART 151 — Drawing II, Drawing and Composition
ART 493 - Studio Art Capstone (T3)*
Select 2 additional courses in art history

18 additional credits of Studio Art (6 of which must be at the 300 to 400-level)


No cognates are required for this program.


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