2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Art, Studio, Integrated 3D Concentration, B.F.A.
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.
|General Education courses1
|Major requirements (listed below)
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.
The integrated 3D emphasis requires 78 credit hours in art, art history and art related courses.
Foundation Courses: 24 Credit Hours
2D Studio Art courses (choose two): 6 Credit Hours
3D Studio Art courses: 24 Credit Hours
Courses cannot be double-counted in studio emphasis.
- ART 220. Introductory Ceramics: Potter's Wheel (0,9) 3.00
- ART 222. Introductory Ceramics: Handbuilding (0,9) 3.00
- ART 232. Introduction to Fiber Arts: Structures 3.00
- ART 234. Introduction to Fiber Arts: Surfaces 3.00
- ART 240. Metal & Jewelry (0,9) 3.00
- ART 280. Sculpture (0,9) 3.00
- ART 320. Intermediate Ceramics: Molds & Casting (0,9) 3.00
- ART 322. Intermediate Ceramics: Surface Development (0,9) 3.00
- ART 330. Intermediate Fiber Processes (0, 9). 3 credits, repeatable 3.00
- ART 340. Intermediate Metal & Jewelry (0,9) 3.00
- ART 380. Intermediate Sculpture (0,9) 3.00
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.
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
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.
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