Undergraduate Catalog: 2020-21

Studio Art AA

The Associate of Arts in Studio Art program prepares students for positions in studio arts-related job markets. The program features 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 courses prescribed for the associate degree in satisfy all the requirements for a bachelors degree should a student decide to continue a four-year degree track.


The Associate 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 Associate 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 Associate of Arts in Studio Art requires 60 credit hours:

  • 28 credit hours in major required courses
  • 12-13 credit hours of general education courses
  • 15 credit hours in studio concentration courses
  • 5-6 credit hours in elective courses as needed

Program of Studies

  • Major Required Courses, 43 hours:
    • ART 106, ART 107, ART 108, ART 218, ART 261, ART 351
  • Art History Requirement, 6 hours:
    • ART 345, ART 109 or ART 110
  • Concentration Studio Courses, 15 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: 6 hours
  • General Education, 12-13 hours
  • Electives, 5-6 hours

Admission Requirements

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

Graduation Requirements

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