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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements FINASBA1

Requirements

The major requires at least 42 credit hours* (54 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:
    1. 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 (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    2. 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 (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  3. Advanced Studio Courses. 21 credit hours:
    1. Advanced 2D Studio Courses. At least one (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 400 Studio Art BA Capstone
      • 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 403 Anatomy for the Artist
      • SOAD-S 410 Advanced Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 411 Digital Video
      • SOAD-S 413 Computer Graphical Environments
      • SOAD-S 430 Painting III
      • SOAD-S 441 Printmaking III Intaglio
      • SOAD-S 443 Printmaking III Lithography
      • SOAD-S 444 Printmaking III Screenprint
      • SOAD-S 445 Printmaking III Relief Media
      • SOAD-S 450 Graphic Design III
      • SOAD-S 490 Photography III
      • SOAD-U 301 Special Topics in Studio Art (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • SOAD-U 401 Special Topics in Studio Art (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    2. Advanced 3D Studio Courses. At least one (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 400 Studio Art BA Capstone
      • 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 460 Ceramics III
      • SOAD-S 464 Basic Glaze Composition
      • SOAD-S 470 Sculpture III
      • SOAD-S 480 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design III
      • SOAD-U 301 Special Topics in Studio Art (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • SOAD-U 401 Special Topics in Studio Art (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    3. 400–499 Level Studio Course. At least three (3) credit hours:
      • SOAD-A 400 Studio Art BA Capstone
      • SOAD-S 400 Drawing III
      • SOAD-S 403 Anatomy for the Artist
      • SOAD-S 410 Advanced Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 411 Digital Video
      • SOAD-S 413 Computer Graphical Environments
      • SOAD-S 420 Fibers III
      • SOAD-S 430 Painting III
      • SOAD-S 441 Printmaking III Intaglio
      • SOAD-S 443 Printmaking III Lithography
      • SOAD-S 444 Printmaking III Screenprint
      • SOAD-S 445 Printmaking III Relief Media
      • SOAD-S 450 Graphic Design III
      • SOAD-S 460 Ceramics III
      • SOAD-S 464 Basic Glaze Composition
      • SOAD-S 470 Sculpture III
      • SOAD-S 480 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design III
      • SOAD-S 490 Photography III
      • SOAD-U 401 Special Topics in Studio Art
  4. Residency. At least 20 credit hours of Studio courses must be completed in residence on the Bloomington campus.
  5. Addenda Requirements*.
    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
  6. 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 18 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.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

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 Fine Arts in Studio Art (FINASBFA1)
  • Minor in Creative Technologies in Art + Design (CTADSGNMIN)
  • 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.