Art - Studio Art (Bachelor of Arts)

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a concentration in studio art is a flexible 120-hour program which includes the general studies curriculum, the required Art major courses, and a minor. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in studio art requires 54 hours, including:

Course Title Credits
ART 111Survey of Art I3
ART 112Survey of Art II (WI)3
ART 134Drawing I3
ART 233Design I3
ART 234Drawing II3
ART 240Design II3
ART 499BA Senior Seminar and Exhibit3
Select six hours of upper level art history courses6
Select 27 hours of 300/400 level studio courses27
Total Hours54

The student may choose any minor offered at JSU.

After completion of ART 111 Survey of Art I (3)ART 112 Survey of Art II (WI) (3)ART 134 Drawing I (3)ART 233 Design I (3)ART 234 Drawing II (3), and ART 240 Design II (3), students must present a portfolio and pass portfolio review by the Art and Design Department faculty. Students must have a minimum 2.00 GPA overall and a minimum 2.50 GPA in the major. Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in studio art in the Art Plan of Study for all general studies and Art and Design Department course requirements.

All Art majors are required to seek advisement each semester from the department head or faculty advisor and become familiar with the general and specific requirements for the degree which they are seeking. Students majoring in Art with a concentration in studio art are required to present a portfolio for faculty review by the end of their sophomore year. In addition, all Art majors are required to have completed and passed ART 134 Drawing I (3)ART 233 Design I (3)ART 234 Drawing II (3), ART 240 Design II (3), and the portfolio review before enrolling in 400-level studio classes. Students must earn a “C” or better in each of the major and minor courses taken. All majors will participate in a senior exhibition of upper class studio work prior to graduation. The Department of Art and Design reserves the right to select class projects for a permanent collection.

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in studio art offered by the Department of Art and Design requires an overall minimum of 120 semester hours comprised of the following sub-requirements:

  • a minimum of 12 hours of 300/400 level courses at JSU in the major
  • a minimum of six hours of 300/400 level courses in the minor at JSU
  • 41 hours of general studies courses
  • 19 hours of support courses
  • a minimum of 36 hours of 300/400 level courses, which include those required in the major and minor

Students must earn a minimum of 2.00 GPA overall and at JSU, 2.50 in the major, and a “C” or better in each of the major and minor courses to graduate.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

 A student must complete the Portfolio by the end of the sophomore year.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
Natural Science 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
ART 134 Drawing I 3
ART 233 Design I 3
STU 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours16
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
Natural Science 4
MS 110 Finite Mathematics (or higher) 3
ART 234 Drawing II 3
ART 240 Design II 3
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
Literature sequence 3
History 3
Studio 3
ART 111 Survey of Art I 3
Minor/Electives 3
 Hours15
Spring
Fine Arts 3
Literature sequence 3
ART 112 Survey of Art II (WI) 3
Studio 3
Minor/Electives 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
Humanities 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Art History 300+ 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
 Hours15
Spring
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Art History 300+ 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
Minor/Electives 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Studio 3
Studio 3
Minor/Electives 4
Minor/Electives 3
Minor/Electives 3
 Hours16
Spring
ART 499 BA Senior Seminar and Exhibit 3
Studio 3
Minor/Electives 3
Minor/Electives 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours120