Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.

 Requirements for a major in Art with a Studio Art Concentration are 42 hours including: 

ART 232Drawing I3
ART 233Creativity & Design3
ART 234Digital Studio3
ART 291Sophomore Cornerstone 13
ART 425Advanced Studio3
ART 494Studio Art Capstone (494-3 For Studio Art Concentration)2
ART 497Exhibition Practicum2
Select 5 Elective Studio Courses from below:15
Painting I
Printmaking I
Taking Pictures
Sculpture I
Film & Darkroom Photography
Printmaking II
Relief Printing
Ceramics I
Graphic Design I
Documentary Photography
Wood Fired Ceramics
Figure Drawing
Digital Photography II
Digital Filmmaking I: Narrative
Painting II
Advanced Digital Studio
Community Art I
Graphic Design II
Ceramics II
Sculpture II
Studies in Studio Art
New Media Art & Criticism
Art & Technology
Digital Photography I
Drawing 2
Digital Filmmaking II: Documentary
Community Art II
Total Studio Credits:34
Art History
ART 251History of Art & Architecture I4
or GPS 403 Iconographic Art in Judaism and Early Christianity
ART 351History of Art & Architecture II4
Total Art History Credits:8
Total Credits42

Studio electives should be chosen with two objectives in mind:

  1. To develop expressive competency in one medium (or set of closely related media), and
  2. To learn the artistic possibilities found in a variety of other media.

Other requirements include:

  • Participation in annual student exhibitions and art events scheduled for majors.
  • Participation and passing score in Sophomore Portfolio Review2, Junior Critique2, and Senior Exhibition.3

Sophomore Portfolio Review: Prerequisites or corequisites for participation in Sophomore Portfolio Review are the following:

Drawing I
Creativity & Design
Digital Studio
History of Art & Architecture I

Senior Exhibition:  Students are required to develop and exhibit a body of their own work as part of Senior Exhibition.

A passing grade for the Senior Exhibition is required for graduation with a Studio Concentration Art Major.
Senior Exhibition is part of the curriculum of ART 494 Senior Capstone/Exhibition Practicum. ART 494 is taught in the Spring term only.
We is strongly recommended that studio art majors take ART 425 Advanced Studio in the Fall term of their senior year in preparation of their Senior Exhibition.

Students are advised that ART 291 (3 hrs) is in the Fall semester. Prerequisites or corequisites for Sophomore Cornerstone are two of the following: ART 232ART 233, or ART 234


Sophomore portfolio reviews and Junior critiques take place in the Spring semester. Schedules should be planned accordingly.


A passing score in Junior Critique is required prior to approval for Senior Exhibition.