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.

For the best overall Financial Aid package, submit your USM application and complete your FAFSA by January 15. However, you can apply at any time. Undergraduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  

 

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