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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Greg Stewart, Coordinator

Phone: (540) 568-6816

The integrated 3D concentration 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.

Students graduating with a B.F.A. in studio art with an integrated 3D concentration will:

  • Display technical command of at least one medium and display fluency in a range of media
  • Effectively analyze and apply two- and three-dimensional design principles and devices
  • Develop an independent line of creative inquiry that embraces risk-taking and inventive solutions
  • Knowledgeably critique and contextualize their artwork to cultivate expressive ideas and meaningful content
  • Demonstrate awareness of contemporary art and art history within a global context

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

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

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

Fiber Arts

Metals and Jewelry


Required Capstone Courses: 6 Credit Hours

Art History Electives: 6 Credit Hours

  • Art history electives (300-400 level) 2 6 credit hours

Additional Courses: 6 Credit Hours

  • Art and art-related electives 3 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 Excludes ARTH 490 , ARTH 495  and ARTH 499 .

3 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

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Fourth Year

Total: 30 Credit Hours

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