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Bachelors of Arts in Studio Arts


The Department of Fine Arts and the Hite Art Institute offers undergraduate Studio Art majors the choice of two degrees: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts.  The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is primarily intended as a program for art students who wish to receive a broad experience in studio practice within the context of a liberal arts education.


Admission to this program is selective.  Students who wish to major in fine arts specializing in Studio Art or Art History must submit an Application for Admission for a Major in Fine Arts to the Department of Fine Arts.  Acceptance depends on satisfactory academic performance, and artistic, educational, and career goals which meet the Departmental standard.  Studio Art applicants must submit a portfolio which shows artistic potential and demonstrates an aptitude for perceptual and conceptual development. (Students without a portfolio should complete ART 101, Fundamentals of Drawing and Design, to acquire more experience and build a portfolio toward application.) 

Applicants must meet the minimum overall grade point standards for the College of Arts & Sciences.  This means students must be in "Good Standing" and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for consideration. 


Students are required to complete the Foundations curriculum plus a minimum of four courses at the 300 level in different studio areas and six hours at the 500 level.  Courses can be taken in the areas of: painting, drawing, glass, sculpture, clay, printmaking, photography, interior architecture, graphic design, fibers, papermaking and special topics (see online course scheduling for current offerings).

In addition, a grade of "D" in any department course 300-level or above may not be used to fulfill a departmental requirement.

Completing the BA in Studio Arts

Completion of this program requires work to be submitted for the department's Learning Outcome Measurement.  To meet this requirement, graduating seniors must submit eight images from their 300-level studio art courses, a statement, and complete a short questionnaire.  For more information contact the department.








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