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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 Art and Video

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Curriculum

To earn the BA-SA students must complete 122 credits which includes the general education core (31 credits not met by major requirements), 55 credits of additional major requirements, and 36 credits of open electives. Students must complete at least 45 credits at the 3000/4000 level.

General Education Requirements: 31 credits + 12 credits listed in major requirements that also fulfill general education requirements—Total 43 credits

  • WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric: 3 credits
  • WRT1012 Research and Analysis: 3 credits
  • EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning or EDU1001 Foundations in Learning: 3 credits
  • COM1011 Introduction to Communication: 3 credits
  • MAT1311 Mathematical Ideas, MAT1321 Statistics, or MAT1641 College Algebra or higher (MAT1541 Intermediate Algebra cannot be used to satisfy any distribution requirement): 3 credits
  • Natural Science with lab: 4 credits
  • Social Science (1000/2000 level): 3 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning (1000/2000 level): 3 credits
  • Alternative Study (could be 2000/3000/4000): 3 credits
  • WRT3011 Advanced Writing: 3 credits

Major Requirements: 55 credits (15 credits Liberal Studies + 16 credits Foundation Studio Art + 18 Credits Studio Art + 6 Credits Capstone)

Major Requirements: 24 credits

1000/2000 Level

  • HIS1031 History of World Art I (also a major requirement): 3 credits
  • HIS1032 History of World Art II: 3 credits
  • Humanities (must be 2000 level LIT): 3 credits
  • Humanities (must be 2000 level HIS, PHI, REL or BIO2041 Bioethics): 3 credits
  • Social Science (must be 2000 level ANT, POL, PSY, SOC): 3 credits

3000/4000 Level

  • Studio Course (3000 or 4000 level): 3 credits
  • Studio Course (3000 or 4000 level): 3 credits
  • Studio Course ((Focus Area) 3000 or 4000 level): 3 credits
  • Studio Course ((Focus Area) 3000 or 4000 level): 3 credits

Liberal Studies: 15 credits

  • HIS1031 History of World Art I (also a major requirement): 3 credits
  • HIS1032 History of World Art II: 3 credits
  • Literature (must be 2000 level) (LIT): 3 credits
  • Humanities (must be 2000 level) (HIS, PHI, REL): 3 credits
  • Social Science (must be 2000 level) (ANT, ECN, POL, PSY, SOC): 3 credits

Foundation Studio Requirements: 16 credits

Three of these credits also fulfills the Interpersonal Communication/Creative Expression requirement in the general core

  • ART1100 Visual Culture Foundations: 1 credit
  • ART1211 Two Dimensional Design Foundations: 3 credits
  • ART1221 Three Dimensional Foundations: 3 credits
  • ART1301 Contemporary Art Foundations: 3 credits
  • ART1601 Digital Foundations: 3 credits
  • DRW1011 Drawing Foundations: 3 credits

Studio Art Requirement: 18 credits

18 credits (9 credits at the 3000/4000 level) in studio art (9 credits in a specific focus area):

Ceramics
Painting/Drawing
Photography
Time-Based Media, including Sound Art and Video

Capstone: The major culminates in a final 6 credit capstone experience that enables students to apply their technical skills and critical knowledge in a self-directed and sustained process of art production that concludes in a public exhibition of a cohesive body of work.

  • ART4000 Special Topics: BA SA Capstone I (also general education requirement): 3 credits
  • ART4001 BA Studio Arts Capstone II (also general education requirement): 3 credits

Open Electives: 36 credits (21 at the 2000 level and 18 at the 3000/4000 level)

12 credits at any level (Only six 1-credit courses allowed)

24 credits at 3000/4000 level

Questions?

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Christie Herbert
Program Coordinator, B.A. in Studio Art
802-387-6841
cherbert@landmark.edu

 

Interested in applying?

Whether you are new to Landmark College or are a former student interested in returning for a baccalaureate degree, you can apply here. (The re-enrollment process for Landmark College alumni can be found under the Returning tab.)

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