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Appalachian State University Department of Art

BFA Studio Art

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BA Studio Art

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bfa Studio Art Curriculum

General Education


ART 2030 and ART 2130 taken for the major may count toward General Education



ART 1001Foundations I3
ART 1002Foundations II3
ART 1003Foundations Drawing3



ART 1005Foundations Seminar3
ART 3015Sophomore-Junior Seminar3
ART 4351Senior Seminar3

Art History


ART 2030Art from Pre-history to 14003
ART 2130Art from 1400 to the Present3
Art History Electives
Select 6 sh, of which 3 sh must be designated Writing in the Discipline (WID).
ART 2230History of Graphic Design3
ART 3400Women Artists (WID)3
ART 3600History of Modern Art (WID)3
ART 3610Asian Art3
ART 3630African Art (WID)3
ART 3650Art of Late Antiquity (WID)3
ART 3700Oceanic Art (WID)3
ART 3705Contemporary Art of Africa (WID)3
ART 3710Egyptian Art (WID)3
ART 3730Native Arts of the Americas (WID)3
ART 3750History of Roman Art (WID)3
ART 3760History of American Craft3
ART 3800Art Since 1945 (WID)3
ART 3810Photography and Culture (WID)3
ART 3820History of Museums and Collecting (WID)3
ART 3530-3549Selected Topics in Art History3
ART 4030Seminar in Art Criticism & Theory (CAP)3
ART 4040Seminar in Art History (WID)3

Studio Requirements


ART 2103Drawing II3
ART 2104Digital Imaging3
ART 4852Senior Studio (Capstone)3

Studio Electives


Select 21 to 33 sh, including at least 12 sh in one studio area, including one course at the 4000 level. Students wishing to complete an emphasis in a specific studio must take at least 18 sh and no more than 24 sh in that one studio area.
ART 2107Clay I: Throwing3
ART 2007Clay I: Handbuilding3
ART 2040Clay I: Moldmaking & Casting3
ART 2050Clay I: Methods & Materials3
ART 3107Clay II: Throwing3
ART 3007Clay II: Handbuilding3
ART 3040Clay II: Moldmaking & Casting3
ART 4307Special Topic in Advanced Clay3
ART 2008Fibers: Materials & Processes3
ART 2602Fibers: Weaving I3
ART 3017Fibers: Weaving II3
ART 3208Fibers: Surface Design I3
ART 3408Fibers: Surface Design II3
ART 3308Fibers: Structure I3
ART 3508Fibers: Structure II3
ART 4308Special Topics in Adv. Fibers3
ART 2009Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design I: Fabrication3
ART 3009Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design II: Casting3
ART 3111Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design II: Enamel3
ART 3109Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design II: Holloware3
ART 3110Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design II: CAD Jewelry3
ART 4309Special Topics in Adv. Metalsmithing & Jewelry3
ART 2025Printmaking: Relief3
ART 2125Printmaking: Screenprinting3
ART 3225Printmaking: Intaglio3
ART 3325Printmaking: Lithography3
ART 3410Book Arts3
ART 4325Special Topics in Adv. Printmaking3
ART 2100Painting I3
ART 3100Painting II3
ART 3200Painting III3
ART 4300Special Topics Adv. Painting & Drawing3
ART 3103Contemporary Issues: Adv. Drawing3
ART 2026Photographic Design I3
ART 3226Photographic Design II3
ART 3050Digital Photographic Design3
ART 3227Special Topics in Photography3
ART 4326Advanced Photo Design3
ART 2101Sculpture I: Modeling & Casting3
ART 2201Sculpture I: Carving & Construction3
ART 3201Sculpture II: Contemporary Issues3
ART 4301Special Topics in Adv. Sculpture3
ART 1102Introduction to Graphic Design3
ART 2302Calligraphy3
ART 2500 / 3500Independent Study3
ART 3530-3549Selected Topics/Studio Art3
And select 6 to 18 sh to total a minimum of 39 sh in Studio and Related Area Electives
ART 3013Intro to NY/Washington Art Scene1
ART 3520Instructional Assistance1
ART 3521Technical Assistant1
ART 3522Research Assistant3
ART 3112Art Exhibitions in Contemporary Culture3
ART 3140Professional Practice: Studio Art3
ART 3900Internship: Field Experience1-6
ART 4012Exhibitions Practicum3
ART 4900Internship10-12
Others with advisor approval (excludes studios listed above)1-9



Total Major Hours128
Major requirements that may count toward GenEd (Art 2030, Art 2130)-6

Net Total Major Hours


Programs of Study

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