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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 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 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 Basic Printmaking Media
      • SOAD-S 250 Graphic Design I
      • SOAD-S 290 Fundamentals of Photography
      • 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 Introduction to Figurative Sculpture
      • 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 Silkscreen
      • SOAD-S 351 Typography I
      • SOAD-S 352 Production for the Graphic Designer
      • 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 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 490 Advanced Photography
      • 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 Silk Screen
      • SOAD-S 445 Relief Printmaking Media
      • SOAD-S 450 Graphic Design Problem Solving
      • 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 Advanced Photography
      • SOAD-U 401 Special Topics in Studio Art
  4. Courses from both two-dimensional and three-dimensional disciplines
  5. At least 3 credit hours at the 400–499 level
  6. Residency. At least 20 credit hours of Studio courses must be completed in residence on the Bloomington campus.
  7. 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:
      • ARTH-A 200 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 201 Art and Culture of Southern Italy
      • ARTH-A 203 Machine Age Modern: European Modernism, 1848-1939
      • ARTH-A 204 Buddha and Beyond: Keywords for the Study of East Asian Buddhist Art
      • ARTH-A 205 Baroque Art in Europe: From Caravaggio to Rembrandt
      • ARTH-A 206 Classical Art and Archaeology
      • ARTH-A 207 Introduction to Contemporary Art and Its Discontents, 1960 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 210 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 214 Art and Life in Ancient Rome
      • ARTH-A 220 American Arts/American Identities, 1776-1945
      • ARTH-A 224 The Gothic Cathedral
      • ARTH-A 226 Envisioning the Sacred: Survey of Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 231 The Age of Giants: Art in the Time of Leonardo and Michelangelo
      • ARTH-A 233 Renaissance and Baroque Art in Italy 1250-1700
      • ARTH-A 234 Renaissance Florence
      • ARTH-A 240 Rococo, Revolution, Romance
      • ARTH-A 243 History of Photography: An Introduction
      • ARTH-A 245 Jewish Art
      • ARTH-A 255 Topics in African Art History
      • ARTH-A 260 1968 and Its Material Legacies
      • ARTH-A 262 Introduction to Japanese Art and Culture
      • ARTH-A 276 Eye of the Beholder: Art and Perception
      • ARTH-A 280 The Art of the Comic Strip
      • ARTH-A 281 Introduction to Islamic Art and Visual Culture
      • ARTH-A 282 The Art of the Comic Book
      • ARTH-A 290 How Architecture Works: The University as Machine
      • ARTH-A 300 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 303 The Art and Ideas of Eighteenth-Century Europe and America
      • ARTH-A 304 Made in Barcelona: From Gaudi to Dali and Everything in Between
      • ARTH-A 310 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 311 Art of the Classical Age of Greece
      • ARTH-A 312 Art of the Roman Empire
      • ARTH-A 313 Greek Pottery and Painting
      • ARTH-A 314 History of Greek Sculpture
      • ARTH-A 315 The Body in Classical Art
      • ARTH-A 316 Ancient Art from Alexander the Great to Augustus
      • ARTH-A 321 Romans and Barbarians: Early Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 322 Romanesque and Gothic Art
      • ARTH-A 323 Illuminated Manuscripts in the Middle Ages: Form, Function, and Audience
      • ARTH-A 326 The Golden Age of Justinian: Art in the Sixth Century Mediterranean
      • ARTH-A 327 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Islamic Art
      • ARTH-A 329 Topics in Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 330 Art of Renaissance and Baroque
      • ARTH-A 331 Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Art in Italy
      • ARTH-A 332 Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Art in Southern Europe
      • ARTH-A 333 From Van Eyck to Vermeer
      • ARTH-A 335 Baroque Art in Italy, 1580-1700
      • ARTH-A 336 The Graphic Novel
      • ARTH-A 337 Age of Rubens and Rembrandt
      • ARTH-A 340 Topics in Modern Art
      • ARTH-A 341 Nineteenth-Century European Art
      • ARTH-A 342 Twentieth-Century Art
      • ARTH-A 345 American Art to 1913
      • ARTH-A 347 Picasso
      • ARTH-A 348 American Architecture
      • ARTH-A 349 Dada and Surrealism
      • ARTH-A 350 Topics in African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian American Art
      • ARTH-A 351 Art of the South Pacific
      • ARTH-A 352 Art of Eastern and Southern Africa
      • ARTH-A 353 Art in America: 1945 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 354 Contemporary Art: 1960 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 355 Art, Craft, and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa
      • ARTH-A 356 Art of Central Africa
      • ARTH-A 358 Women Artists
      • ARTH-A 360 Topics in East Asian Art
      • ARTH-A 372 History of Portraiture
      • ARTH-A 375 Topics in Art Theory
      • ARTH-A 390 Museum Studies I: Methods, History, Issues
      • ARTH-A 391 Museum Studies II: Museum Exhibitions
      • ARTH-A 393 Museums: The Display of Culture
      • ARTH-A 396 Foreign Study in History of Art
      • ARTH-A 400 Senior Seminar
      • ARTH-A 404 Imaging Race: Photography and the Archive
      • ARTH-A 409 Hellenistic and Roman Portraits
      • ARTH-A 410 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 411 Art and Archaeology of Anatolia
      • ARTH-A 412 The Art and Archaeology of the Aegean
      • ARTH-A 413 The Art and Archaeology of Greece
      • ARTH-A 414 Art & Archaeology of the Roman World
      • ARTH-A 415 Roman Painting
      • ARTH-A 416 Greek Architecture
      • ARTH-A 417 Roman Sculpture
      • ARTH-A 418 Roman Architecture
      • ARTH-A 421 Pagans and Christians: Christian Art in the Roman Empire
      • ARTH-A 423 Romanesque Art
      • ARTH-A 425 Heaven on Earth: Art and the Church in Byzantium
      • ARTH-A 426 The Medieval City
      • ARTH-A 428 Comics and the Art World
      • ARTH-A 432 Italian Art of the Sixteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 434 Visual Culture of the Interwar Years
      • ARTH-A 435 Beyond Kitsch and Colonialism: Islamic Art in the Nineteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 436 Italian Art of the Fifteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 437 Playing with Pictures in the Fifteenth-Century Netherlands
      • ARTH-A 439 The Art Historian as Sherlock Holmes: Objects and Materiality in the Digital Age
      • ARTH-A 440 Nineteenth-Century Painting I
      • ARTH-A 441 Nineteenth-Century Painting II
      • ARTH-A 442 Twentieth-Century Art, 1900-1945
      • ARTH-A 443 History of Twentieth-Century Photography
      • ARTH-A 445 American Art to 1865
      • ARTH-A 446 American Art, 1865-1945
      • ARTH-A 447 Modernism and Anti-Modernism in American Art, 1900-1945
      • ARTH-A 449 Twentieth-Century Art, 1925-Present
      • ARTH-A 450 History of Photography
      • ARTH-A 452 Art of Pre-Columbian America
      • ARTH-A 453 Art of Sub-Saharan Africa I: Arts of Africa's Western Sudan
      • ARTH-A 454 Art of Sub-Saharan Africa II: Arts of the West African Coast
      • ARTH-A 455 Modern Architecture and Design
      • ARTH-A 456 The Arabesque from Kant to Comics
      • ARTH-A 458 Topics in the Ethnographic Arts
      • ARTH-A 459 The Painted Image in the Islamic World
      • ARTH-A 464 Art and Archaeology of Early China
      • ARTH-A 465 Later Chinese Art
      • ARTH-A 466 Early Chinese Painting
      • ARTH-A 467 Later Chinese Painting
      • ARTH-A 469 Installation Art
      • ARTH-A 476 Print and the Origins of the Modern Medium
      • ARTH-A 480 Russian Art
      • ARTH-A 481 The Worlds of Art History: Academic, Museum, Commercial
      • ARTH-A 482 Sixteenth-Century Visual Culture in Northern Europe
      • ARTH-A 483 Visual and Material Cultures of Play
      • ARTH-A 484 Experience/Experiment: Modern and Contemporary Intersections of Art and Science
      • ARTH-A 486 Spanish Art of the Golden Age
      • ARTH-A 487 Caribbean and Latin American Art: Empire, Identity, and Society
      • ARTH-A 489 Topics in Islamic Art
      • ARTH-A 490 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 499 Senior Honors Thesis
    4. Advanced Art History. One (1) course:
      • ARTH-A 300 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 303 The Art and Ideas of Eighteenth-Century Europe and America
      • ARTH-A 304 Made in Barcelona: From Gaudi to Dali and Everything in Between
      • ARTH-A 310 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 311 Art of the Classical Age of Greece
      • ARTH-A 312 Art of the Roman Empire
      • ARTH-A 313 Greek Pottery and Painting
      • ARTH-A 314 History of Greek Sculpture
      • ARTH-A 315 The Body in Classical Art
      • ARTH-A 316 Ancient Art from Alexander the Great to Augustus
      • ARTH-A 321 Romans and Barbarians: Early Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 322 Romanesque and Gothic Art
      • ARTH-A 323 Illuminated Manuscripts in the Middle Ages: Form, Function, and Audience
      • ARTH-A 326 The Golden Age of Justinian: Art in the Sixth Century Mediterranean
      • ARTH-A 327 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Islamic Art
      • ARTH-A 329 Topics in Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 330 Art of Renaissance and Baroque
      • ARTH-A 331 Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Art in Italy
      • ARTH-A 332 Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Art in Southern Europe
      • ARTH-A 333 From Van Eyck to Vermeer
      • ARTH-A 335 Baroque Art in Italy, 1580-1700
      • ARTH-A 336 The Graphic Novel
      • ARTH-A 337 Age of Rubens and Rembrandt
      • ARTH-A 340 Topics in Modern Art
      • ARTH-A 341 Nineteenth-Century European Art
      • ARTH-A 342 Twentieth-Century Art
      • ARTH-A 345 American Art to 1913
      • ARTH-A 347 Picasso
      • ARTH-A 348 American Architecture
      • ARTH-A 349 Dada and Surrealism
      • ARTH-A 350 Topics in African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian American Art
      • ARTH-A 351 Art of the South Pacific
      • ARTH-A 352 Art of Eastern and Southern Africa
      • ARTH-A 353 Art in America: 1945 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 354 Contemporary Art: 1960 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 355 Art, Craft, and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa
      • ARTH-A 356 Art of Central Africa
      • ARTH-A 358 Women Artists
      • ARTH-A 360 Topics in East Asian Art
      • ARTH-A 372 History of Portraiture
      • ARTH-A 375 Topics in Art Theory
      • ARTH-A 390 Museum Studies I: Methods, History, Issues
      • ARTH-A 391 Museum Studies II: Museum Exhibitions
      • ARTH-A 393 Museums: The Display of Culture
      • ARTH-A 396 Foreign Study in History of Art
      • ARTH-A 400 Senior Seminar
      • ARTH-A 404 Imaging Race: Photography and the Archive
      • ARTH-A 409 Hellenistic and Roman Portraits
      • ARTH-A 410 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 411 Art and Archaeology of Anatolia
      • ARTH-A 412 The Art and Archaeology of the Aegean
      • ARTH-A 413 The Art and Archaeology of Greece
      • ARTH-A 414 Art & Archaeology of the Roman World
      • ARTH-A 415 Roman Painting
      • ARTH-A 416 Greek Architecture
      • ARTH-A 417 Roman Sculpture
      • ARTH-A 418 Roman Architecture
      • ARTH-A 421 Pagans and Christians: Christian Art in the Roman Empire
      • ARTH-A 423 Romanesque Art
      • ARTH-A 425 Heaven on Earth: Art and the Church in Byzantium
      • ARTH-A 426 The Medieval City
      • ARTH-A 428 Comics and the Art World
      • ARTH-A 432 Italian Art of the Sixteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 434 Visual Culture of the Interwar Years
      • ARTH-A 435 Beyond Kitsch and Colonialism: Islamic Art in the Nineteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 436 Italian Art of the Fifteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 437 Playing with Pictures in the Fifteenth-Century Netherlands
      • ARTH-A 439 The Art Historian as Sherlock Holmes: Objects and Materiality in the Digital Age
      • ARTH-A 440 Nineteenth-Century Painting I
      • ARTH-A 441 Nineteenth-Century Painting II
      • ARTH-A 442 Twentieth-Century Art, 1900-1945
      • ARTH-A 443 History of Twentieth-Century Photography
      • ARTH-A 445 American Art to 1865
      • ARTH-A 446 American Art, 1865-1945
      • ARTH-A 447 Modernism and Anti-Modernism in American Art, 1900-1945
      • ARTH-A 449 Twentieth-Century Art, 1925-Present
      • ARTH-A 450 History of Photography
      • ARTH-A 452 Art of Pre-Columbian America
      • ARTH-A 453 Art of Sub-Saharan Africa I: Arts of Africa's Western Sudan
      • ARTH-A 454 Art of Sub-Saharan Africa II: Arts of the West African Coast
      • ARTH-A 455 Modern Architecture and Design
      • ARTH-A 456 The Arabesque from Kant to Comics
      • ARTH-A 458 Topics in the Ethnographic Arts
      • ARTH-A 459 The Painted Image in the Islamic World
      • ARTH-A 464 Art and Archaeology of Early China
      • ARTH-A 465 Later Chinese Art
      • ARTH-A 466 Early Chinese Painting
      • ARTH-A 467 Later Chinese Painting
      • ARTH-A 469 Installation Art
      • ARTH-A 476 Print and the Origins of the Modern Medium
      • ARTH-A 480 Russian Art
      • ARTH-A 481 The Worlds of Art History: Academic, Museum, Commercial
      • ARTH-A 482 Sixteenth-Century Visual Culture in Northern Europe
      • ARTH-A 483 Visual and Material Cultures of Play
      • ARTH-A 484 Experience/Experiment: Modern and Contemporary Intersections of Art and Science
      • ARTH-A 486 Spanish Art of the Golden Age
      • ARTH-A 487 Caribbean and Latin American Art: Empire, Identity, and Society
      • ARTH-A 489 Topics in Islamic Art
      • ARTH-A 490 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 499 Senior Honors Thesis
    5. Art History Residency. At least six (6) credit hours of Art History courses must be completed in residence on the Bloomington campus
  8. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    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

The above courses cannot be applied toward the College Breadth requirement in the major.

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.