Jan 25, 2020  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art, Integrated 3D Concentration, B.F.A.

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Greg Stewart, Coordinator

Phone: (540) 568-6816

Integrated 3D students explore the technical, formal, conceptual and cultural overlaps between sculpture, ceramics, fiber and metals.

Integrated 3D students complete a beginning and intermediate course in each 3D medium. This develops a strong, broad skill base, 3D visualization and thinking skills, habits of investigation with a 3D perspective, and knowledge of contemporary practices in 3D media.

Students also complete a six to 12-credit concentration in their chosen medium and two capstone courses to further develop and refine specialized technical, analytical and creative skills as well as help students to prepare for professional practice.

Upon completion of the degree, integrated 3D students will be well prepared to pursue professional production and exhibition of their own art or more in-depth study at the graduate level.


Degree Requirements

Required Courses Credit Hours
General Education courses1 41
University electives 1
Major requirements (listed below) 78




1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements

The integrated 3D emphasis requires 78 credit hours in art, art history and art related courses.

Required Courses

Emphasis (choose one of the following media): 6-12 Credit Hours

Fiber Arts

Metals and Jewelry


Required Capstone Courses: 6 Credit Hours

Additional Courses: 6-12 Credit Hours

  • Art history electives (300-400 level) 4 6 credit hours
  • Art and art-related electives 50-6 credit hours

Total: 78 Credit Hours


1 This course fulfills the College of Visual and Performing Arts writing-intensive requirement for the major.

2 Courses cannot be double-counted in studio concentration.

3 Credits taken to fulfill the studio concentration must be taken in a single studio area.

4 Excludes ARTH 490 , ARTH 495  and ARTH 499 .

5 Studio art and art-related electives include courses from graphic design, interior design, art education and internships, but excludes courses taken to fulfill the studio concentration.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Second Year

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Third Year

  • Art history elective (300-400 level) 3.00
  • Required 200- and/or 300-level 3D studio art courses 12.00
  • ART 305. Seminar in Aesthetics 3.00
  • General Education courses 12.00

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Fourth Year

Total: 30 Credit Hours

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