USM Art Department

BA in Art

The BA in studio art is a four-year liberal arts degree in studio art. The program is meant to give a substantial studio experience with a significant number of non-art electives. Students complete the art foundations and then progress into a specific studio concentration area. This degree encourages students to take a broad range of courses in conjunction with disciplines outside of the visual arts. Students may take up to 60 credits of studio courses (designated ART) toward the degree.

The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University's Core curriculum and electives) required for the major: 48.

Art Foundation (18 credits)
     ARH 111 Art History: Prehistoric through Medieval
     ARH 112 Art History: Renaissance to the Present
     ART 141 2-D Design
     ART 142 3-D Design
     ART 151 Drawing I
     ART 152 Drawing II

Art History Requirements (9 credits)
     ARH 200 or 300-level art history elective
     ARH 200 or 300-level art history elective
     ARH 411 Philosophy of Art
     or PHI 220

Studio Art Requirement (21 credits)

  • Complete three introductory (200-level) studio courses (9 credits from the following: ART 221, ART 231, ART 251, ART 261, ART 271, ART 281 or 282, and ART 291 or 292.
  • Complete two intermediate (300-level) studio courses and one advanced (400-level) course in one of the above disciplines in which you have completed the introductory (200–level) course.
  • Complete one additional 200-, 300-, or 400-level art studio courses of your choice.

No more than 60 credit hours with ART designation may be used to fulfill 120 credit-hours degree requirement.

2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

2014 BFA and BA Exhibition

April 18-May 2
USM Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, April 18, 6-8 pm

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