Undergraduate 2017-2018

Art and Design B.A. – Art Studio Emphasis (Ceramics, Digital Media, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture)

College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact: Lisa Stocker, Administrative Assistant

Location: Guggenheim 101

Telephone: 970.351.2143

Fax: 970.351.2299

Website: www.arts.unco.edu/artanddesign

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Contact the Art office for more information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The art emphasis is a liberal arts program designed to give students broad exposure to the studio arts and art history.

It prepares the artist and craftsperson. It is an ideal preparatory program for students planning to do advanced or graduate study in art and art history.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • New Art & Design students must complete the Foundation requirements before they can begin their advanced art studies. The Foundation Courses include Art 181, Art 182, Art 183, Art 184, and Art 234.
  • Art & Design majors must pass a foundations portfolio review upon completion of Art 181, Art 182, Art 183, Art 184, and Art 234. Passing the portfolio review is required to take upper level courses in the School of Art & Design.
  • Transfer students who have articulated coursework from another institution will only submit artwork completed in courses taken at UNC. Students who have completed Art 181, Art 182, Art 183, Art 184, and Art 234 at another accredited university are exempt from the portfolio review.
  • Students need to achieve an overall rating of 3.0 or higher on the assessment rubric in order to advance in the program. Students who do not meet the minimum 3.0 may rework and resubmit the foundation portfolio by the announced deadline in a given semester for reconsideration. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements after resubmission are encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss options for completing a degree at UNC.
  • To graduate with a B.A. in Art & Design, all students must earn a 2.8 cumulative GPA or higher in all courses in the major.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Remaining LAC — 31 credits

NOTE: ART 181, ART 182, and ART 185 all count for credit in area 3.a. One of these courses will count towards area 3, one will satisfy the additional area 3 or area 5 requirement, and one will count as an Elective credit to help reach the LAC 40 credit hour total.

2. Required Major — 57 credits

Take all of the following courses:

Complete the following five Foundation Courses First

ART 181Ancient Art History

3

ART 182Medieval to Rococo Art History

3

ART 1832D Design

3

ART 1843D Design

3

ART 234Drawing I

3

ART 181 and ART 182: (LAC area 3.a.)

Take two Art History courses — 6 credits

ART 185Neoclassic to Modern Art History

3

Take one 300 level or greater Art History Course

3

ART 185: (LAC area 3.a.)

Take the following courses - 9 credits

ART 237Introduction to Digital Media

3

ART 301The Working Artist: Preparation

3

ART 401The Working Artist: Practicum

3

Choose a Concentration: take 3 classes for chosen concentration (9 credit hours)

Ceramics

ART 314Wheel Throwing

3

ART 315Ceramic Design

3

ART 410Advanced Ceramics

3

Digital Media

ART 338Digital Illustration and Storytelling

3

ART 437Computer Art

3

ART 471Computer Graphics

3

Drawing

ART 333Life Drawing

3

ART 433Advanced Drawing

3

ART 434Drawing II

3

Painting

ART 331Painting II

3

ART 431Painting III

3

ART 432Advanced Painting

3

Photography

ART 374Photography: Black & White Film

3

ART 375Photography: Digital Capture

3

ART 481Advanced Photography

3

Printmaking

ART 353Intaglio Printmaking

3

ART 358Relief Printmaking

3

ART 452Advanced Printmaking

3

Sculpture

ART 362Sculpture: Casting

3

ART 363Sculpture: Fabrication

3

ART 462Advanced Sculpture

3

Choose six Art Elective courses - 18 credit hours

Any ART prefix. At least one course needs to be the 200 level introductory course from selected concentration area.

3. University-Wide Credits - 32 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree that will typically be 32 credits.