Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Studio Art is designed to be flexible enough to provide the student with a background adequate for graduate studies in Fine Arts, and for a diverse number of careers such as full-time artists, positions in government and public art agencies, in museums and galleries, in the media, and in private corporations in the Lowcountry or elsewhere. Additionally, students can combine the B.A. in Studio Art with a second major or minor to extend career options. A student seeking the bachelor's degree in Studio Art must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses at the 300 level and above in order for those courses to count toward their major program. An exit survey is required of all graduating seniors.

I. General Education Requirements ............................................................................................ 37-47
English
ENGL 101, 101L and 102 (each with a grade of “C” or higher)1 .......................................... 6-7
Numerical and Analytical Reasoning .................................................................................... 6-8
MATH 101 or a higher level mathematics course, plus an additional course
in mathematics, logic, statistics, or computer science.
Speech
SPCH 140, 201 or 230.............................................................................................................. 3
Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts Electives2............................................................................................................... 6
HIST 101, 102, 111, 112, 115, or 116 ....................................................................................... 3
Fine Arts3 ................................................................................................................................. 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences4 .................................................................................................... 3
Natural Sciences5
Two courses with laboratories ................................................................................................. 7
Foreign Languages .............................................................................................................. 0-6
Requirement may be satisfied by proficiency. Students shall demonstrate in one
foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written
and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects.
Non-Western Studies6 .......................................................................................................... 0-3
A distribution requirement that may be satisfied by one of the above mentioned
courses or by additional coursework.

II. Program Requirements .............................................................................................................15
Art History .............................................................................................................................. 12
ARTH 105 ................................................................................................................................ 3
ARTH 106 ................................................................................................................................ 3
ARTH 200-level (and higher) ................................................................................................... 6
Philosophy
PHIL 313 Philosophy of Art ..................................................................................................... 3

III. Major Requirements ................................................................................................................ 39
ARTS 102 Introduction to Visual Arts Computing..................................................................... 3
ARTS 103 Fundamentals of Art ............................................................................................... 3
ARTS 104 3-Dimensional Design I .......................................................................................... 3
ARTS 107 Color and Composition ........................................................................................... 3
ARTS 111 Basic Drawing I ....................................................................................................... 3
ARTS 112 Basic Drawing II ...................................................................................................... 3
ARTS 200-level (and higher) Two courses in 2 different studio areas7 .................................... 6
ARTS 300-level (and higher) Four courses:.............................................................................12
Senior Seminar (taken in Senior year of study) ........................................................................ 3

IV. Electives .....................................................................................................................................19-29

      Total hours required ...............................................................................................................120

1 Students may place out of ENGL 101L with an appropriate score on the Freshman English Placement Exam.
Students who transfer into USCB with credit for first-semester freshman composition are exempt from the ENGL 101L
requirement.
2 Courses from the following disciplines: AFRM, ANTH, ARTH, ARTS, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GEOG, HIST,
 MUSC, PHIL, POLI, PSYC, RELG, SOCY, SPAN, COMM, THEA.
3 Courses from: MUSC, THEA.
4 Courses from: ANTH, ECON, GEOL, GLST, LING, POLI, PSYC, and SOCY.
5 Courses from: ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, MART, and PHYS.
6 The following courses have been approved for this requirement: ANTH 102, ANTH 301, ANTH 312, ANTH 317,
ANTH 351, ANTH 352, ANTH 552, ARTH 349, ENGL 291, GEOG 121, GLST 301, GLST 398, HIST 109, HIST
115, HIST 116, RELG 203, SOCY 315, and SPAN 380B. Non-equivalent transfer credits may be evaluated for
approval on a case by case basis by the Program Director for General Education.
7 One 200-level Studio Elective may be in the same area as the concentration.

 

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