USM Art Department

BA in Studio Art

The BA in Studio Art is a four-year liberal arts degree in studio art. The program provides an in-depth studio experience while allowing for a substantial number of non-art electives. It is designed for students who want to focus in art, but also have strong interest in disciplines outside 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: 45.

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 Requirement (21 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
I     
  • ART 332 Intermediate Ceramics
  • ART 431 Advanced Ceramics I
     

Two 200-level ART electives in two different studio disciplines
One 300-level ART elective

Photography and Digital Art & Design Concentration Requirements

  • ART 222 Digital Art & Design
   
  • ART 271 Introduction to Photography     
  • ART 321 Exploring Time-based Art & Design
  • ART 372 Digital Photo - Color
   
  • ART 420 Advanced Studio in Digital Art I or ART 471  Advanced Photo
graphy I   

One 200-level ART elective
One 300-level ART elective

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 451 Advanced Drawing I
 or 461 Advanced Painting I

One 200-level ART elective
One 300-level ART elective

Sculpture Concentration Requirements

  • ART 291 Additive-Subtractive
  • ART 292 Altered-Constructed
  • ART 391 Topics in Sculpture
  • ART 491 Advanced Sculpture      

Two 200-level ART electives in two different studio disciplines
One 300-level ART elective

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