BA Studio Arts

BA Studio Arts

BA Studio Arts

If you need more wriggle room in your curriculum, our BA in Studio Arts can allow you that flexibility. You’ll begin with our foundation of drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media, and supplement your time here with cross-departmental studies. Integrate film or creative writing, photography or graphic design, to create an interdisciplinary experience custom-tailored to your dream job.

The BA in Studio Art requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 4 credits in foundation requirements, 48 credits in major requirements, and 32 credits in either a designated minor or unrestricted electives. The program of study is provided as follows.

Liberal Arts Core Requirements: 36 credits

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

  • FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits)
  • SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits)
  • Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits)

Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits)

Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits)

Options for all courses change on a semester basis – check the Registrar for this semester’s core classes and academic catalog.

Foundation Requirements: 4 credits

ARTS 1001 Freshman Studio I (2 credits)
ARTH 1001 History of World Art I (4 credits)

ARTS 1002 Freshman Studio II (2 credits)

Major Requirements: 48 credits

ARTH 1002 History of World Art II (4 credits)

ARTH 3001 Thinking About Art Now (4 credits)

ARTS 1101 Drawing Lab I (4 credits)

ARTS 1201 Beginning Painting (4 credits)

ARTS 1301 Mixed Media Sculpture (4 credits)

ARTS 2102 Drawing Lab II (4 credits)

ARTS 3501 Junior Studio (4 credits)

ARTS 4901 Professional Practices (4 credits)

ARTS 4915 Art Internship (4 credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

ARTS 2201 Sophomore Painting Studio I (4 credits)

ARTS 2301 Sophomore Sculpture Studio I (4 credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

ARTS 2202 Sophomore Painting Studio II (4 credits)

ARTS 2302 Sophomore Sculpture Studio II (4 credits)
Choose one of the following options:

Unrestricted Electives: 32 credits

Complete a 24-credit minor in a chosen discipline combined with 8 additional credits of unrestricted electives; or

Complete 32 credits of unrestricted electives.

Formation of School of Visual and Communication Arts

In August 2014, in order to better serve the growing enrollments in four of its academic programs, SFUAD restructured the administrative management of these programs into a “School of Visual and Communication Arts” (“SVCA”). The SVCA includes degrees in graphic design, digital arts, studio art and photography and is managed by a Dean, Linda Swanson (formerly the Chair of the Studio Art Program). The benefits expected from this administrative reorganization include leadership depth, leveraging of curriculum across four programs, sharing of facilities, improved trans-disciplinary and industry student experiences amongst the four programs as well as a larger and more diverse community under a shared school structure.

Program Data: BA Studio Arts