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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements FINASBA1
The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art enables students to see, formulate, and articulate visual concepts through the manipulation of forms and materials. Its basic aim is to develop their awareness of visual expression within the humanist tradition. Creative activity in Studio Art and 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 39 credit hours* (51 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. Two (2) courses:
    • SOAD-A 211 Cross-Disciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising (In addition to the Creative Core requirement above)
    • SOAD-S 200 Drawing I
    • SOAD-S 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
    • SOAD-S 220 Fibers I
    • SOAD-S 230 Painting I
    • SOAD-S 240 Basic Printmaking Media
    • SOAD-S 250 Graphic Design I
    • SOAD-S 260 Ceramics I
    • SOAD-S 270 Sculpture I
    • SOAD-S 271 Introduction to Figurative Sculpture
    • SOAD-S 280 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design I
    • SOAD-S 290 Fundamentals of Photography
    • SOAD-U 201 Special Topics in Studio Art
  3. Advanced Studio.
    1. 18 credit hours:
      • SOAD-S 300 Drawing II
      • SOAD-S 310 Interactive Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 311 Video Art
      • SOAD-S 313 3D Computer Graphics
      • SOAD-S 320 Fibers II
      • SOAD-S 330 Painting II
      • SOAD-S 341 Printmaking II Intaglio
      • SOAD-S 343 Printmaking II Lithography
      • SOAD-S 344 Printmaking II Silkscreen
      • SOAD-S 345 Printmaking II Relief Media
      • SOAD-S 351 Typography I
      • SOAD-S 352 Production for the Graphic Designer
      • SOAD-S 360 Ceramics II
      • SOAD-S 370 Sculpture II
      • SOAD-S 380 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design II
      • SOAD-S 390 Intermediate Photography
      • 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 Silk Screen
      • SOAD-S 445 Relief Printmaking Media
      • SOAD-S 450 Graphic Design Problem Solving
      • SOAD-S 460 Ceramics III
      • SOAD-S 470 Sculpture III
      • SOAD-S 480 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design III
      • SOAD-S 490 Advanced Photography
      • SOAD-U 301 Special Topics in Studio Art
      • SOAD-U 401 Special Topics in Studio Art
    2. The Advanced Studio courses selected above must also include:
      • Courses from both two-dimensional and three-dimensional disciplines
      • At least 3 credit hours at the 400–499 level
  4. Residency.
    • At least 20 credit hours of Studio courses must be completed in residence on the Bloomington campus
  5. 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. At least one (1) ARTH-A course at the 200–499 level
    4. Advanced Art History. At least one (1) ARTH-A course at the 300–499 level
    5. Art History Residency. At least six (6) credit hours of Art History courses must be completed in residence on the Bloomington campus
  6. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. 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.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.