Apr 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Art, B.F.A.: Studio Art Concentration


About the Concentration in Studio Art


The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in studio art offers depth in the studio areas and requires 82 hours of art and art history courses in addition to the 41 to 51 hours of general requirements as stipulated by the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts. One-third of the semester hours in studio art above the Art Foundations must be outside the student’s area of concentration and must be chosen with advisor approval. Courses in transmedia and drawing may be used for studio art electives. Students must take each course in their area of concentration at least once prior to graduation. Students graduating in studio art are required to participate in a group exhibition during the spring semester of their graduating year. The minimum number of hours required in studio art is 123. A minimum of 40 credit hours of junior- and senior-level courses is required for graduation.

Application to Field of Specialization. During enrollment in Art Foundations, students will apply for a field of specialization in ceramics, jewelry design and metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or transmedia. Applications consist of a portfolio comprised of work completed in the Art Foundations courses. Fields of specialization will conduct periodic reviews to evaluate student progress.

Communication Literacy Requirement: Art, B.F.A.


Communication Literacy Requirement. Texas Tech University’s Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. Communication Literacy courses for the B.F.A. in Art with a concentration in Studio Art include: ART 1302 , ART 2303 ART 4335  and one of the following choices: ARTH 3320 , ARTH 3333 , ARTH 3345 , ARTH 3350 , ARTH 3364 , ARTH 3366 , ARTH 4307 , ARTH 4308 , ARTH 4320 , ARTH 4335 , ARTH 4340 , ARTH 4389 .

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 15

Second Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


  • Studio Art Emphasis Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 2-D or 3-D Distribution Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 2-D or 3-D Distribution Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Additional Art History Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Third Year


Fall


  • Studio Art Emphasis Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 2-D or 3-D Distribution Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 2-D or 3-D Distribution Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Mathematics 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 16

Spring


  • Studio Art Emphasis Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Studio Art Emphasis Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Additional Art History Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Mathematics 3 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 16

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


  • Studio Art Emphasis Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Studio Art Elective Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Studio Art Elective Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • U.S. History 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Total Hours: 123


* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .