Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art degree at Landmark College prepares artists for graduate work in MFA programs, jobs in art education, and professional roles in art-related fields. Our curriculum exposes students to a range of art disciplines, deepens their understanding of the arts in history and culture, and promotes the acquisition and refinement of technical skills. The degree involves 16 credits of foundation work in studio art, including the completion of one focus area in any one of these disciplines:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Photography
  • Time-based media, including sound and film

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Upon completing the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art degree, graduates will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of art and design by using related problem solving skills to organize, analyze and interpret visual information.
2. Experiment with fundamental studio practices, techniques, materials, and various creative methodologies.
3. Interpret and articulate the significance of major periods and works in the history of art (Western and non-Western).
4. Combine techniques and materials of their discipline with knowledge of the traditional and contemporary practices of the area.
5. Effectively organize materials, processes, form, and content to engage in substantive self-directed artistic activity.
6. Formulate critical analysis applied to their own work and the work of others.
7. Manage fundamentals of studio practice shared across studio disciplines.
8. Argue effectively in oral and in written forms about art to a variety of audiences.

General Education Core—25 credits
EN1011 Composition & Rhetoric (3 credits)
​EN1021 Research & Analysis (3 credits)
FY1011 First Year Experience (3 credits)
Social Sciences (3 credits)
Natural Sciences, including lab (4 credits)
Mathematics (3 credits)
Communications (3 credits)
World Languages (3 credits)

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art Requirements—55 credits (24 at 3000/4000 level)

16 credits in Foundation Studio Art courses:

  • AT1010 Visual Culture Foundations (1 credit)
  • AT1011 2-D Foundations (3 credits) 
  • AT1212 3-D Foundations (3 credits)
  • AT1111 Drawing Foundations (3 credits)
  • AT1081 Digital Foundations (3 credits)
  • AT1091 Contemporary Art Foundations (3 credits)

21 credits of studio/design courses (15 of these credits at 3000/4000 level), including completion of four courses in one Focus Area:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing/Painting
  • Photography
  • Time-based media

18 credits of other requirements:

  • 6 credits in Art History
  • 3 credits in Interdisciplinary Seminar
  • 3 credits in a 2000-level Humanities course
  • 3 credits in a 3000-level Humanities course
  • 3 credits in Art Capstone course at 4000 level


  • 24 credits at 2000 level
  • 18 Credits at 3000/4000 level

For more information, contact Humberto Ramirez, Fine & Performing Arts Department Chair, at 802-387-6738 or