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Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art (Studio)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art (Studio) curriculum emphasizes the development of the student as a working artist, equipped with the critical thinking, technical skills and creativity required by the major field of study.

In addition to the university-wide core curriculum, the degree requirements follow this progression: all areas of studio fundamentals courses, various studio courses at the advanced level, followed by a senior show exhibition. Bachelor of Arts students are also required to take 12 semester hours of art history.

If you are a registered art student, you must take the following courses as they are required for further art classes:ART 201 — Beginning Drawing and ART 251 — Beginning Design.After completion of ART 251 — Beginning Design, students must enroll in ART 252 — Color Design the following semester.ART 252 — Color Design must be completed before taking any 300-level art courses.

FRESHMAN YEAR : SEMESTER ONE

Sem. Hrs.

ART 251 Beginning Design (OCR)

3

ART 201 Beginning Drawing

3

ART 280 Art History: Ancient Art

3

ART 281 Art History: Non-Western Art

3

ENGL 101 English Composition I (GER)

1

University Prep | Freshman Seminar (UR)

3

TOTAL

16

FRESHMAN YEAR : SEMESTER TWO

Sem. Hrs.

ART 252 Color Design

3

ART 282 Art History: Italian Renaissance Art

3

BIOL 105 Biology | Natural Science (GER)

3

ENGL 102 English Composition (GER)

3

MATH 100, 101, or 117

3

TOTAL

15



SOPHOMORE YEAR : SEMESTER THREE

Sem. Hrs.

Art Studios ( 211, 221, 231, 240 or 261)

3

Art Studios ( 211, 221, 231, 240 or 261)

3

BIOL 106 or Physical Science (GER)

3

*ENGL 200 level (210, 211, 255 or 256) (GER)

3

**MATH Elective  (GER)

3

TOTAL

15

**If Math 101 is taken as the first course, then the Math Elective is 102, 106, 108, 117, or 214.

If Math 117 is taken as the first course, the Math Elective is 101 or 214.


SOPHOMORE YEAR : SEMESTER FOUR

Sem. Hrs.

Art Studios ( 211, 221, 231, 240 or 261)

3

Art Studios ( 211, 221, 231, 240 or 261)

3

Art Studios ( 211, 221, 231, 240 or 261)

3

*ENGL 311, 312, or 368 (GER)

3

Social Science 100-level (GER)

3

TOTAL

15

JUNIOR YEAR : SEMESTER FIVE

Sem. Hrs.

ART 301 or 302

3

Art 383 Art History: Modern Art

3

Art Elective 200-level or above

3

Art Elective 300-level

3

Art Elective 300-level

3

Computer Science 101, 120 or OIS 200 (CLR)

3

TOTAL

18



JUNIOR YEAR : SEMESTER SIX

Sem. Hrs.

Art Elective 300-level

3

Art Elective 300-level

3

Art Elective 300-level

3

Physical Science (GER)

3

Social Science 200-level or above (GER)

3

TOTAL

15



SENIOR YEAR : SEMESTER SEVEN

Sem. Hrs.

Art Elective 300-level or above

3

Art Elective 300-level or above

3

Art Elective 300-level or above

3

Art Elective 400-level or above

3

Art Elective 400-level or above

3

TOTAL

15



SENIOR YEAR : SEMESTER EIGHT

Sem. Hrs.

Art Elective 300-level or above

3

ART 499 Degree Project

6

Computer Science * (GER)

3

Art 384 or 480

3

TOTAL

15

     4 or 480

For more details and course descriptions, visit the Nicholls Catalog.

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