B.A./B.S. Studio Art

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Arts

CIP 50.0702

ACCREDITED BY: National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Total Curriculum Requirements(120 hrs)

University Studies Requirements (38-44 hrs)
(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

University Studies selections must include:

  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions
    ART 212 Art from the Renaissance to the Present
  • University Studies Elective
    One of the following:
    • ART 211 Ancient and Medieval Art or
    • ART 213 Art of Global Cultures

Core Courses (43 hrs)

  • Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing
  • Two-dimensional Design
  • Three-dimensional Design
  • Drawing II: Life Drawing
  • ART 298 Mid-Degree Review Seminar1
  • ART 399 Professional Practices
  • ART 499 BA/BS Practicum Group Exhibition
  • Three of the following:
    • ART 300 Drawing III
    • ART 330 Introuction to Painting I
    • ART 350 Introduction to Graphic Design I: Digital Art
    • ART 379 Introduction to Printmaking I
    • ART 382 Introduction to Photography I
    • ART 393 Special Topics in 2-D
  • Three of the following:
    • ART 309 Introduction to Metalsmithing I
    • ART 310 Introduction to Furniture Design I
    • ART 360 Introduction to Sculpture I
    • ART 370 Introduction to Ceramics I
    • ART 394 Special Topics in 3-D
  • One of the following:
    • ART 415 Greek and Roman Art
    • ART 416 Medieval Art
    • ART 418 Renaissance Art
    • ART 419 Baroque Art
  • One of the Following:
    • ART 428 Nineteenth-Century Art
    • ART 429 Art from 1900 to 1960
    • ART 430 Contemporary Art, 1960 to the Present
  • One of the following:
    • ART 425 Art of Asia
    • ART 491 Special Problems in Art History
    • ART 501 Special Topics in Art History
    • or one course from: ART 415, 416, 418, 419, 428, 429, 430

Studio Art Track Courses (12 hrs)

Two sequential courses in the same studio emphasis above the introductory level, and two additional courses to be selected in consultation with advisor.

Unrestricted Electives (21-27 hrs)

Total Curriculum Requirements (120 hrs)

The baccalaureate degree is not awarded automatically upon completion of any required number of courses or units of credit. The progress and status of students in the program is regularly assessed through reviews. All students are required to register for ART 298 the semester after they complete 21 credit hours of studio ART courses. A final review, ART 499, is conducted by a faculty jury in conjunction with; fulfilling the senior B.A./B.S. Practicum Group Exhibition requirement.

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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