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 for a career or graduate study in the Visual Arts, including positions in government and public art agencies, in museums and galleries, and in design studios and private corporations. The Media Arts concentration provides a background for a career in media design for film, television, video games, and the Internet. 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 Requirements37-47


  • ENGL 101, 101L and 102 (each with a grade of "C" or higher)16-7
  • Numerical and Analytical6-8

MATH 101 or a higher level mathematics course, plus an additional course in mathematics, logic, statistics, or computer science.


  • SPCH 140, 201 or 2303

Liberal Arts

  • Liberal Arts Electives26
  • HIST 101, 102, 111, 112, 115, or 1163
  • Fine Arts33
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences43

Natural Sciences5

  • Two courses, at least one with associated laboratory7
  • Foreign Languages0-6

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.

  • Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Studies60-3

A distribution requirement that may be satisfied by one of the above mentioned courses or by additional coursework.

    • II. Program Requirements15
      • Art History12
      • ARTH 1053
      • ARTH 1063
      • ARTH 200-level (and higher)6
      • Philosophy

        PHIL 313 Philosophy of Art
      • III. Major Requirements39
      • MART 102 Media Design3
      • ARTS 103 2-Dimensional Design3
      • ARTS 104 3-Dimensional Design3
      • ARTS 111 Drawing I3
      • MART 145 Digital Imaging3
      • ARTS 225 Sculpture I3
      • ARTS or MART 200-level (and higher) Two courses in 2 different studio areas76
      • ARTS or MART 300-level (and higher) Four courses12
      • ARTS 485 Senior Exhibition (taken in Senior year of study)3
      • IV. Electives19-29
      • Total hours required120

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, MSCI, and PHYS.

6 The following courses have been approved for this requirement: ANTH 102, ANTH 312, ANTH 317, ANTH 351, ANTH 352, ANTH 452, ENGL 291, GEOG 121, GLST 301, GLST 398, HIST 109, HIST 115, HIST 116, RELG 203, SOCY 315, and SPAN 380. 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.