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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements FINASBFA1

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, with its roots in the Studio Art B.A. program, enables students to see, formulate, and articulate visual concepts through the manipulation of forms and materials. Its aim is to further develop student awareness of visual expression within the humanist tradition. Creative activity in Studio Art and supporting scholarship in art history are enriched by the sophisticated dynamics of learning in a liberal arts context and are challenged by the rigor of knowledge generation in a leading-edge research university.

Requirements

The major requires at least 62 credit hours (74 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Creative Core.
    1. Pathways. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising
    2. Color. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 101 Creative Core: Color
    3. Drawing. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 102 Creative Core: Drawing
    4. 3D Design. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 103 Creative Core: 3D Design
    5. Cross-Disciplinary Workshops. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 211 Cross-Disciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising
  2. Intermediate Studio. Six (6) credit hours:
    • 2D Studio Course. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-S 200 Drawing I
      • SOAD-S 201 Figure Drawing and Anatomy
      • SOAD-S 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
      • SOAD-S 230 Painting I
      • SOAD-S 240 Printmaking I
      • SOAD-S 250 Graphic Design I
      • SOAD-S 290 Photography I
      • SOAD-U 201 Special Topics in Studio Art
    • 3D Studio Course. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-S 220 Fibers I
      • SOAD-S 260 Ceramics I
      • SOAD-S 270 Sculpture I
      • SOAD-S 271 Figurative Sculpture I
      • SOAD-S 280 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design I
      • SOAD-U 201 Special Topics in Studio Art
  3. Advanced Studio Courses. 41 credit hours:
    1. Advanced 2D Studio Courses. At least one (1) course:
      • SOAD-S 300 Drawing II
      • SOAD-S 310 Interactive Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 311 Video Art
      • SOAD-S 313 3D Computer Graphics
      • SOAD-S 330 Painting II
      • SOAD-S 341 Printmaking II Intaglio
      • SOAD-S 343 Printmaking II Lithography
      • SOAD-S 344 Printmaking II Screenprint
      • SOAD-S 351 Graphic Design II Typography
      • SOAD-S 352 Graphic Design II Production
      • SOAD-S 390 Photography II
      • SOAD-S 400 Drawing III
      • SOAD-S 402 BFA Drawing
      • SOAD-S 403 Anatomy for the Artist
      • SOAD-S 410 Advanced Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 411 Digital Video
      • SOAD-S 412 BFA Digital Art
      • SOAD-S 413 Computer Graphical Environments
      • SOAD-S 419 BFA Digital Art Seminar
      • SOAD-S 430 Painting III
      • SOAD-S 432 BFA Painting
      • SOAD-S 439 BFA Painting Seminar
      • SOAD-S 441 Printmaking III Intaglio
      • SOAD-S 442 BFA Printmaking
      • SOAD-S 443 Printmaking III Lithography
      • SOAD-S 444 Printmaking III Screenprint
      • SOAD-S 445 Printmaking III Relief Media
      • SOAD-S 449 BFA Printmaking Seminar
      • SOAD-S 450 Graphic Design III
      • SOAD-S 452 BFA Graphic Design
      • SOAD-S 459 BFA Graphic Design Seminar
      • SOAD-S 490 Photography III
      • SOAD-S 492 BFA Photography
      • SOAD-S 499 BFA Photography Seminar
      • SOAD-U 301 Special Topics in Studio Art
      • SOAD-U 401 Special Topics in Studio Art
    2. Advanced 3D Studio Courses. At least one (1) course:
      • SOAD-S 313 3D Computer Graphics
      • SOAD-S 320 Fibers II
      • SOAD-S 360 Ceramics II
      • SOAD-S 370 Sculpture II
      • SOAD-S 380 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design II
      • SOAD-S 413 Computer Graphical Environments
      • SOAD-S 420 Fibers III
      • SOAD-S 422 BFA Fibers
      • SOAD-S 429 BFA Fibers Seminar
      • SOAD-S 460 Ceramics III
      • SOAD-S 462 BFA Ceramics
      • SOAD-S 464 Basic Glaze Composition
      • SOAD-S 469 BFA Ceramics Seminar
      • SOAD-S 470 Sculpture III
      • SOAD-S 472 BFA Sculpture
      • SOAD-S 479 BFA Sculpture Seminar
      • SOAD-S 480 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design III
      • SOAD-S 482 BFA Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design
      • SOAD-S 489 BFA Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Seminar
      • SOAD-U 301 Special Topics in Studio Art
      • SOAD-U 401 Special Topics in Studio Art
    3. 400–499 Level Studio Course. Three (3) credit hours:
      • Any SOAD-S 400–499 except SOAD-S 468
      • SOAD-U 401 Special Topics in Studio Art
    4. Director Approval. Courses taken to fulfill the Advanced Studio requirements must be approved by the appropriate Studio Art area director.
  4. Final Portfolio Review. One (1) course:
    • SOAD-U 400 BFA Final Review
  5. Residency. At least 40 credit hours of Studio courses must be completed in residence on the Bloomington campus.
  6. Addenda Requirements*. At least 12 credit hours of Art History courses, including the following:
    1. Survey of European and American Art. One (1) course:
      • ARTH-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art
    2. Art and Culture. One (1) course:
      • ARTH-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 155 Introduction to African Art
      • ARTH-A 160 Introduction to East Asian Art
      • ARTH-A 207 Introduction to Contemporary Art and Its Discontents, 1960 to the Present
    3. Intermediate Art History. One (1) course:
      • Any ARTH-A 200–299
      • Any ARTH-A 300–399
      • Any ARTH-A 400–499
    4. Advanced Art History. One (1) course:
      • Any ARTH-A 300–399
      • Any ARTH-A 400–499
    5. Art History Residency. At least six (6) credit hours of Art History courses must be completed in residence on the Bloomington campus
  7. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    3. Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 41 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the SOAD-A, SOAD-S, or SOAD-U subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (FINASBA1)
  • Minor in Creative Technologies in Art + Design (CTADSGNMIN)
  • Minor in Illustration (ILLUSTRMIN)
  • Minor in Studio Art (FINASMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.