Field of Specialization in Studio Art
The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a field of specialization in studio art offers depth in the studio areas and requires 82 hours of art and art history courses in addition to the 38 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 emphasis 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 emphasis 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 Specializations. During enrollment in Art Foundations, students will apply for a field of specialization in ceramics, jewelry design and metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. Applications consist of a portfolio comprised of work completed in the Art Foundations courses. Area of specializations will conduct periodic reviews to evaluate student progress.
Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.
Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the 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 include: ARTH 3303 , ARTH 3320 , ARTH 3333 , ARTH 3345 , ARTH 3350 , ARTH 3364 , ARTH 3366 , ARTH 4304 , ARTH 4307 , ARTH 4308 , ARTH 4309 , ARTH 4313 , ARTH 4320 , ARTH 4335 , ARTH 4340 , ARTH 4389 ; ART 4101 , ART 4359 ; ARTV 4365 .