Undergraduate Catalog: 2020-21

Studio Art BA

The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art program prepares students for positions in studio arts-related job markets and the necessary skills to succeed in graduate study. The programs feature a traditional arts core curriculum with concentrations in Two-Dimensional Studio Art, Three-Dimensional Studio Art, and Photography. Each concentration is supported by fully equipped studios designed to facilitate learning and creativity and accommodate health and safety standards.


The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art program offers three concentrations:

  • Concentration in Two-Dimensional Studio Art
  • Concentration in Three-Dimensional Studio Art
  • Concentration in Photography

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students in the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art must:

  • Demonstrate technical skills in major area of concentration and achieve basic visual communication and expression in one or more media
  • Develop an artistic maturity and sensitivity to visual aesthetics, making workable connections between concept and media
  • Utilize the principles of visual art and design
  • Analyze the intentions of major artists/designers and movements of the past and the present, both in the Western and non-Western worlds
  • Evaluate the nature of contemporary thinking on art and design
  • Discern quality in design projects and works of art

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art requires 120 credit hours:

  • 43 credit hours in major required courses
  • 46-49 credit hours of general education courses
  • 18 credit hours in concentration courses
  • 10-13 credit hours in elective courses as needed

Program of Studies

  • Major Required Courses, 43 hours:
    • ART 106, ART 107, ART 108, ART 155, ART 218, ART 261, ART 330
    • Art History Requirement, 9 hours: ART 345, and 6 hours from any of the following: ART 110, ART 235, ART 335,ART 339, ART 340, ART 348, ART 358, ART 359, or ART 431/432
  • Concentration Studio Courses, 18 hours:
    • 2D Studio Art: ART 130, ART 207, ART 219-222, ART 301-305, ART 307, ART 310, ART 311, ART 420-425, ART 430 (Special topics in 2D)
    • 3D Studio Art: ART 130, ART 362-367, ART 352-356, ART 370-375, ART 430 (Special topics in 3D)
    • Photography: ART 180, ART 280, ART 281-285, ART 349, ART 360, ART 419, ART 430 (Special topics in photo), ART 460
  • Non-Concentration Studio Courses, 12 hours
  • General Education, 46-49 hours with directed courses including ART 109, ART 351 and ART 498
  • Electives, 10-13 hours

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts Program must meet University of Saint Francis admission requirements and participate in a portfolio review.

Progression Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts Program complete a sophomore portfolio review.

Graduation Requirements

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts Program complete a senior portfolio review.