2021-2022 Catalog

Art and Design - Studio Art

Mission Statement

The mission of the Art and Design program is to engage every student to develop a passion for knowledge, innovation, and creativity by providing a strong foundation of fundamentals and a nurturing program through interactions with faculty who assist each student with educational experiences and guidance in attaining their individual goals and aspirations in art.

Degree Requirements

Area I – Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ART 191.

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

SOC 243Peoples and Cultures of the World in Sociological Perspective

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Required Art and Design Core Courses - 34 hours

ART 130Digital Photography I

3

ART 150Two Dimensional Design

3

ART 160Drawing I

3

ART 251History of Art II

3

ART 260Three-Dimensional Design

3

ART 264Painting I

3

ART 265Portfolio Development

1

ART 267Sculpture I

3

ART 310Digital Imaging

3

ART 401Issues in Contemporary Fine Arts

3

ART 461Modern Art History

3

ART 491Senior Exhibit

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in Art and Design Core courses.

Studio Art Requirements - 18 hours

ART 210Drawing II

3

ART 250History of Art I

3

ART 312Painting II

3

ART 367Sculpture II

3

ART 390Special Study Studio

3

ART 390.Special Study Studio

3

Note: Students are required to take two different ART 390 courses; each is 3 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in Studio Art Requirements.

Upper Division Art Electives - 6 hours

Students must select six credit hours in upper division (300 or 400 level) ART courses.

General Electives - 17-22 hours

Students take advisor recommended supportive electives as needed, in order to fulfill the minimum of 120 semester credit hours required for graduation. These electives are individually tailored to the student's areas of interest and goals.

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Art & Design Core Requirements (34 hours)
Total Studio Art Requirements (18 hours)
Upper Division ART Electives (6 hours)
Total General Electives (17-22 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.