Studio Art - Ceramics, Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture- Bachelor of Fine Arts

This program includes 39 semester hours of basic art requirements in the freshman and sophomore years. Upper-class students must earn six semester hours in the history of art at 300 or 400 level, six semester hours in advanced drawing, 12 semester hours in a single studio area with six hours at 300 level and six at 400 level, and 12 semester hours of studio electives taken at any level.

If you intend to continue into graduate studies in studio art, you should take a 300- and 400-level course sequence in your concentration area and additional studies in the history of art.

The program requirements below incorporate all requirements in art and the Miami Plan.

Program Requirements

(128 semester hours minimum)

First year

ART 111 Visual Fundamentals (3)

ART 121,122 Drawing I, II (3, 3)

ART 171 Visual Fundamentals: 3D (3)

ART 188 History of Western Art: Renaissance-Modern (3)*

ART 281 Contemporary Art Forum (1; maximum 3)

Choose one of the following survey courses: (3 total)

ART 185 India and Southeast Asia (3)*

ART 187 History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic (3)*

ENG 111,112 Composition and Rhetoric, Composition and Literature (3, 3)*

Global Miami Plan and electives (3, 3)

Second year

ART 221, 222 Drawing III, IV (3, 3)

ART 231 Painting I (3)

Art studio elective (200 level) (3)

Two-dimensional studio. One of these:

ART 241 Printmaking I (3)

ART 257 Photography I (3)

Three-dimensional studio. One of these:

ART 261 Ceramics I (3)

ART 264 Jewelry Design and Metals I (3)

ART 271 Sculpture I (3)

ART 281 Contemporary Art Forum (1; maximum 3)

Select one additional 200 level studio, either 2D or 3D (3)

Global Miami Plan and electives (6, 7)

Note: Studio core must be completed before registering for studio concentration in the junior year.

Third year

Studio concentration: one 300 level studio in an area of concentration per semester (3, 3)

Studio elective outside concentration (200-300-level): could be a second concentration (3, 3)

ART 321 Drawing V (3)

ART 323 Thematic Studio: Animation (3-4; maximum 7) (repeatable)

ART 496 Theory for Visual Artists (3; maximum 6)

Art History. Select one of the following three:

ART 318 Modernism, Modernity, and the Visual Arts (3)

ART 319 Postmodern Art and Theory (3)

ART 489 Art of the Late 20th Century (3)

Global Miami Plan and electives (3, 2)

Fourth year

Studio concentration: (one 400 level studio in an area of concentration per semester) (3, 3)

Studio elective outside concentration (200-400 level): could be a second concentration (3, 3)

Global Miami Plan and electives: Art History, Art Capstone, and Studio (10, 10)

* Global Miami Plan Foundation course

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