USM Art Department

BA in Art with a Concentration in Art and Entrepreneurial Studies

The BA in Art with a Concentration in Art and Entrepreneurial Studies is an in-depth studio experience with courses in small business and entrepreneurship. It involves a combination of art and art history courses with a required studio concentration, a cluster of business courses, a digital-based course, and an internship experience with creative professionals. Within the general electives, students may choose to incorporate a minor or select additional studio (ART) or art history (ARH) courses. This degree is for students who wish to pursue a career in the creative arts in the commercial or nonprofit sectors. It is intended to offer students a greater ability to engage in creative arts sector employment and/or independent small business development.

The minimum number of credits required for the major: 69

Art Foundation (15 credits)
     

  • ARH 111 Art History: Prehistoric through Medieval
     
  • ARH 112 Art History: Renaissance to the Present
     
  • ART 141 Surface, Space, Time (2D)
     
  • ART 142 Surface, Space, Time (3D)
     
  • ART 151 Fundamentals of Perceptual Drawing     

Art History Requirements (9 credits)
     

  • Three ARH 300 or 400-level art history courses
  

 

Studio Art Requirements (30 credits)

Choose one concentration and the associated sequence of courses and electives:

Ceramics Concentration Requirements

  • ART 231 Introduction to Ceramics I
  • ART 232 Introduction to Ceramics I
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  • ART 332 Intermediate Ceramics
  • ART 431 Advanced Ceramics I
    

    As well as:

  • Three 200-level ART electives in three different studio disciplines
  • One 300-level ART elective
  • ART 400 Internship in the Visual Arts (3-6 credits)
  • 200-, 300- or 400-level ART electives as needed to complete 30 credits

Photography and Digital Art & Design Concentration Requirements
  • ART 222 Digital Art & Design
   
  • ART 271 Photography: Analog to Digital
  • ART 321 Exploring Time-based Art & Design
  • ART 372 Digital Photo - Color
   
  • ART 471 Advanced Studio in Photography and Digital Art I 

    As well as:

  • Two 200-level ART electives in two different studio disciplines
  • One 300-level ART elective
  • ART 400 Internship in the Visual Arts (3-6 credits)
  • 200-, 300- or 400-level ART electives as needed to complete 30 credits

Painting and Drawing Concentration Requirements   
  • ART 251 Drawing: Media and Strategies
  • ART 261 Introduction to Painting
  • ART 352 Experimental Drawing
  • ART 361 Intermediate Drawing and Painting: The Figure
  • ART 461 Advanced Drawing and Painting I

    As well as:

  • Two 200-level ART electives in two different studio disciplines
  • One 300-level ART elective
  • ART 400 Internship in the Visual Arts  (3-6 credits)
  • 200-, 300- or 400-level ART electives as needed to complete 30 credits

Sculpture Concentration Requirements

  • ART 291 Additive-Subtractive
  • ART 292 Altered-Constructed
  • ART 393 Topics in Sculpture
  • ART 491 Advanced Sculpture      

    As well as:

  • Three 200-level ART electives in three different studio disciplines
  • One 300-level ART elective
  • ART 400 Internship in the Visual Arts (3-6 credits)
  • 200-, 300- or 400-level ART electives as needed to complete 30 credits

University Core Requirements

  • EYE 180 Innovation Engineering (required)
  • ECO 100 Introduction to Economics or ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics (recommended)

 

Business Requirements (12 credits)

  • ACC 110 Financial Accounting Information for Decision Making
  • BUS 260 Marketing
  • BUS 385 Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation
  • BUS 386 Creative Strategies for Entrepreneurs, BUS 356 Digital Marketing, BUS 383 Social Entrepreneurship, or BUS 388 Advanced ICE Topics

 

Technology Requirement (3 credits)

  • ART 222 Introduction to Digital Arts & Design or ITT 281 Internet Website Development

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

It is strongly recommended that students concentrating in Art and Entrepreneurial Studies take ECO 102 Introduction to Microeconomics to fulfill their Socio-cultural Analysis Core requirement.