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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art, B.S.


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Coordinator: Corinne Diop, diopcj@jmu.edu
Phone: (540) 568-6485

The Bachelor of Science degree in studio art is designed for students who seek a breadth of knowledge in the visual arts and who have a preferred interest or stronger background preparation in math, the natural sciences or the social sciences. The major of studio art allows students to study in one of two areas: studio art or studio art with an emphasis in industrial design. The studio art major allows students to:

  • Develop students’ visual vocabulary.
  • Provide a range of elective options that complement the major in studio art.

Required Courses


  • General Education  requirements 41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement 3 Credit Hours 2
  • Scientific Literacy requirement 3 Credit Hours 2
  • University electives 28 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (listed below) 45 Credit Hours

Footnotes


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.
2 In addition to course work taken to fulfill General Education: The Human Community  requirement.

Total: 120 Credit Hours


Major Requirements


The studio arts major requires 45 credit hours in art and art history courses.

Required Courses


Foundation Courses


Footnotes

1 The six credits of studio art electives (300-400 level) must be taken in a single studio area. Graphic design and industrial design course credits cannot count as a concentration area. Studio art credits cannot be double-counted.
2 Must include a minimum of nine credit hours in studio art. Up to six hours in art history may be included.
3 Excludes ARTH 490 , ARTH 495  and ARTH 499 .

Total: 45 Credit Hours


Recommended Schedule for Majors


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Second Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Third Year


  • Art history elective (300-400 level) 3 Credit Hours
  • General art electives (any level) 9 Credit Hours
  • General elective 3 Credit Hours
  • Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education) 3 Credit Hours
  • General Education: The Human Community  courses 12 Credit Hours

Total: 30 Credit Hours


Fourth Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


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