Undergraduate Catalog: 2021-22

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.


Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art program select between three concentrations options:

  • Concentration in Two-Dimensional Studio Art (painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration)
  • Concentration in Three-Dimensional Studio Art (ceramics, sculpture, metalcraft)
  • 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:

  • 21 credit hours in major required core courses
  • 12 credit hours in art history
  • 18 credit hours in primary concentration courses
  • 12 credit hours in secondary concentrations courses
  • 36-37 credit hours of Franciscan Core Curriculum (FCC) courses
  • 3 credit hours in FCC literature requirement
  • 18 credit hours in elective courses as needed

Program of Studies

  • Major Required Core Courses, 21 hours:
    • ART 106, ART 107, ART 108, ART 155, ART 168, ART 218, ART 268, ART 368, ART 330 or CASE 200 or ARTA 100, ART 351, ART 498
  • Art History Requirement, 12 hours:
    • ARTH 206, ARTH 345, and 6 hours from any of the following: ARTH 109, ARTH 110, ARTH 235, ARTH 270, ART 335
  • Primary Concentration Studio Courses, 18 hours:
    • 2D Studio Art: ART 130, ART 207, ART 223-227, ART 251, ART 307, ART 310, ART 311, ART 420-425, ART 430
    • 3D Studio Art: ART 150, ART 253, ART 362-367, ART 352-356, ART 370-375, ART 430
    • Photography: ART 180, ART 252, ART 280, ART 281-285, ART 349, ART 360, ART 419, ART 430, ART 460
  • Secondary Concentrations Studio Courses, 12 hours
  • Franciscan Core Curriculum (FCC), 36-37 hours with directed courses including ART 107, ART 498
  • FCC Literature Requirement, 3 hours
  • Electives, 18 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.