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Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art degree at Landmark College prepares students to identify how the world of art affects our daily lives.

The B.A. in Studio Art degree prepares artists for positions in art education, professional roles in art-related fields, or graduate work in Masters of Fine Arts programs.

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.


Learn more about the B.A. in Studio Art Degree

  • Students studying Studio Art at Landmark College have a number of opportunities to gain academic credit for internships, on campus and off. Regular internships are available in individual faculty studios, as program assistants, as well as the Landmark College Art Gallery.

    Landmark College students have pursued internship opportunities for academic credit at numerous locations, including:

    • Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
    • Morrell Metalsmiths, Colrain, MA
    • Stephen Procter Ceramics Studio, Brattleboro, VT
  • 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.

  • Curriculum

    To earn the B.A. in Studio Art degree, students must complete 121 credits:

    • 27 credits of major required courses
      • 15 major required credits
      • 12 major required credits that also count toward general education
    • 16 credits of Foundation Studio
    • 18 credits in Studio Art
    • 25 additional credits to complete the general education requirements
    • 36 credits of open electives (24 must be at the 3000/4000 level)

    B.A. Studio Art Major Requirements: 27 credits

    HIS1031 History of World Art I (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    HIS1032 History of World Art II: 3 credits
    Literature (must be 2000 level): 3 credits
    Humanities (2000 level HIS, PHI, or REL): 3 credits
    Social Science (2000 level ANT, ECN, POL, PSY, or SOC): 3 credits
    Alternative Experience Requirement (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    WRT3011 Advanced Writing (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    ART4000 BA SA Capstone I (Gen Ed): 3 credits
    ART4001 BA Studio Arts Capstone II (Gen Ed): 3 credits

    Foundation Studio: 16 credits (3 credits count toward Gen Ed)

    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/Focus Area: 18 credits total (9 credits in a specific focus area/9 credits at 3000/4000 level)

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

    Additional General Education Core Requirements: 25 credits

    WRT1011 Composition and Rhetoric: 3 credits
    WRT1012 Research and Analysis: 3 credits
    EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning: 3 credits
    COM1011 Introduction to Communication: 3 credits
    Mathematics Distribution Elective (as indicated through placement exam): 3 credits
    Natural Science with lab: 4 credits
    Social Science (1000/2000 level): 3 credits
    Quantitative Reasoning (1000/2000 level): 3 credits

    36 credits in Open Electives—24 at the 3000/4000 level

  • Upon completion of the BA-SA students should have developed:

    • Creative problem-solving through looking at the world through a lens that is not the paradigm
    • Specific skill sets: obtaining concrete, marketable, technical skills to produce art
    • Informed awareness:
      • Critical thinking to becoming better, curious citizens
      • Perspective on how the role art plays in society: historically, socially, conceptually
      • Self-understanding to become effective in their work
    • Effective interpersonal communication to:
      • Navigate challenging social experiences and issues
      • Communicate complex conceptual ideas verbally through a grounding in visual material
      • Actively and verbally synthesize information in real time.

Meet the Fine & Performing Arts Department faculty

Questions?

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Jen Morris
Program Coordinator, B.A. in Studio Art
802-387-6811
jenmorris@landmark.edu

 

 

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Derek Parker
Chair, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
802-387-7174
derekparker@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 reenrollment process for Landmark College alumni can be found under the Returning tab.)

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