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Studio Art B.A.

Division of Humanities - Adm
Division of Humanities
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 52
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Studio art includes studies in the traditional areas of the visual arts, as well as in contemporary concerns and techniques. Students are introduced to the skills of critical analysis of works of art and to a variety of media and approaches to their use. In addition, the discipline supports co-curricular activities, including the UMM Student Art Club, student exhibitions, and guest speakers. Objectives--The goal of the studio art curriculum is to introduce students to the technical, conceptual, and communication skills necessary for activities in the visual arts and to help students understand the major traditions and the cultural significance of the visual arts. Studio courses serve the needs of students planning to pursue graduate studies in art, students interested in exploring their own creative potential as part of their general education, and students preparing for secondary school teaching.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the general education requirements.
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 2 semester(s) of any second language.
Studio courses are assessed an individual lab fee. No grades below C- are allowed. Courses may not be taken S-N, unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
Basic studio is preparation for advanced work in studio art. The three related parts must be taken concurrently and in sequence during the first year. One 1xxx art history course is also recommended during the first year.
Required Courses
First Term of Basic Studio
ARTS 1101 - Basic Studio Drawing I [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1103 - Basic Studio 2-D Design [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1105 - Basic Studio Discussion I [ART/P] (1.0 cr)
Second Term of Basic Studio
ARTS 1102 - Basic Studio Drawing II [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1104 - Basic Studio 3-D Design [ART/P] (2.0 cr)
with ARTS 1106 - Basic Studio Discussion II [ART/P] (1.0 cr)
Second Year Drawing
ARTS 2101 - Drawing From Life I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 2102 - Drawing From Life II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
Second Year Portfolio Review
Senior Thesis Project
ARTS 4902 - Senior Thesis Project I (2.0 cr)
ARTS 4903 - Senior Thesis Project II (1.0 cr)
Concentrated Studio Art Courses - First Medium
Printmaking
complete 12 credits
ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Painting
complete 12 credits
ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Sculpture
complete 12 credits
ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Ceramics
complete 12 credits
ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Drawing
complete 12 credits
ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Photography/Digital Imaging
complete 12 credits
ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
Concentrated Studio Art Courses - Second Medium
The medium chosen must be different from first medium
Printmaking
complete 6 credits
ARTS 3200 - Printmaking Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3210 - Printmaking Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Painting
complete 6 credits
ARTS 3300 - Painting Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3310 - Painting Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Sculpture
complete 6 credits
ARTS 3400 - Sculpture Studio I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3410 - Sculpture Studio II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Ceramics
complete 6 credits
ARTS 1050 - Beginning Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3650 - Advanced Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Drawing
complete 6 credits
ARTS 3100 - Advanced Drawing I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3110 - Advanced Drawing II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
or Photography/Digital Imaging
complete 6 credits
ARTS 3500 - Photographic and Digital Processes I [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
ARTS 3510 - Photographic and Digital Processes II [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
An additional 15 credits in art, studio (exclusive of those used to meet required courses) and art history. Art, studio electives can be selected from any medium above or the following:
Art Studio Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARTS 3002 - Media Studies: Artist's Books [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3004 - Media Studies: Mural Project and Public Art [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3006 - Media Studies: Feminist Art: A Studio Perspective [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3007 - Media Studies: Printmaking [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3012 - Media Studies: Ceramics [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 3013 - Media Studies: Painting [ART/P] (3.0 cr)
· ARTS 2xxx
· ARTS 3xxx
· ARTS 4xxx
Art History Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARTH 1101 - Principles of Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 1111 - Ancient to Medieval Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 1121 - Renaissance to Modern Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3101 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3111 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3112 - Art and the Byzantine Empire [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3113 - Islamic Art and Culture [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3142 - Art of the Italian Renaissance, 1300-1520 [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3161 - 16th-Century Italian Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3171 - Baroque Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3191 - American Art to 1900 [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3201 - 19th-Century European Art through Post-Impressionism [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3211 - Early Modernist Art: Symbolism to Surrealism [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3221 - American Art from the End of Modernism to the Postmodern Present [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3231 - History of Photography [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3241 - African American Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3261 - Chinese Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3281 - Women and Art [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3291 - Facing the Past: Portraiture and Social History [FA] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3311 - Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art in Context (1.0 cr)
· ARTH 1xxx
· ARTH 3xxx
 
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