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)
University Studies Requirements - 46-51 Hours

University Studies selections must include:

  •  Humanities and Fine Arts:

    ART 211 Introduction to History of Art I
  •  University Studies Elective:

    ART 212 Introduction to the History of Art II


Required Foundation Courses - 13 Hours
  ART 099   Freshman Orientation
  ART 101   Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing
  ART 111   Two-dimensional Design
  ART 112   Three-dimensional Design
  ART 201   Drawing II: Life Drawing
Required Art History Coures - 9 Hours

One course from each of the following areas:

  •  Pre-Modern
  ART 415   Greek & Roman Art
  ART 416   Medieval Art
  ART 418   Renaissance Art
  ART 419   Baroque Art
  •  Modern
  ART 426   Romanticism to Realism
  ART 427   Late Nineteenth-Century Art
  ART 429   Art from 1900 to 1960
  ART 430   Contemporary Art, 1960 to the Present

One additional Art History course which may be selected
from any course listed above or ART 356, 491 or 501.

Required Limited Studio Electives - 18 hours

Select three of the following 2-D courses:

  ART 300   Drawing III
  ART 330   Introduction to Painting I
  ART 350   Introduction to Graphic Design I: Digital Art
  ART 379   Introduction to Printmaking I
  ART 382   Introduction to Photography I

Select three of the following 3-D courses:

  ART 309   Introduction to Metalsmithing I
  ART 310   Introduction to Wood I
  ART 346   Introduction to Fibers I
  ART 360   Introduction to Sculpture I
  ART 370   Introduction to Ceramics I
  ART 298   Mid-Degree Review1
Studio Electives - 12 hours
  Four courses above the introductory level in studio.
Electives to be selected in consultation with advisor
B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements - 2 Hours
  ART 399   Professional Practices
  ART 499   B.A./B.S. Practicum Group Exhibition1
Open Electives - 22-28 Hours
  Electives should be carefully selected with guidance and 
approval of the academic advisor
Total Curriculum Requirements1 - 128 hours
  1The 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 30 credit hours of ART courses. A final
review, ART 499, is conducted by a faculty jury in conjunction with 
fulfilling the senior B.S/B.A. 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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