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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Art: Studio Art Specialization, B.A.


Field of Specialization in Studio Art


The Bachelor of Arts in Art with a field of specialization in studio art provides School of Art students with a liberal arts degree in art, offering a broader emphasis of visual arts and related studies than is provided through the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Studio art courses are carefully selected with faculty guidance and are designed to culminate in a capstone project that can take the form of a paper, project or exhibition. The capstone offers students an opportunity to synthesize their learning in a way that can provide greater understanding of the relationships between disciplines. The degree will provide students a more individualized program through the choice of elective courses for a minor from outside the major area discipline that complements the studio courses and is consistent with the university philosophy and policies for a liberal arts degree.

This field of specialization is a 120-hour program that can be completed in four years and requires 46 credit hours in studio art and art history, 9 interdisciplinary credit hours from the other areas of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (music, theatre arts, and/or dance), 18 credit hours in a minor area of study from outside the major area discipline that may also be interdisciplinary, and 44 to 54 credit hours of general education requirements as stipulated by the discipline area advisor and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The field of specialization in studio art requires sophomore-level proficiency in a foreign language. For further information on the foreign language requirement, visit the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts  page.

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.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 .

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 15

Second Year


Fall


  • ARTH 3303 - Art History Survey III 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Studio Art Elective Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • ART 2309 - Technology in the Arts 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Foreign Language Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning [first-year] language course.)
Total: 15

Spring


  • Studio Art Elective Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Art History Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Foreign Language Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning [first-year] language course.)
Total: 16

Third Year


Fall


  • Studio Art Elective Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • VPA 2301 - Critical Issues in Arts and Culture 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • U.S. History 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 16

Spring


  • ART 4101 - Bachelors of Arts in Art Capstone I 1 Semester Credit Hours
  • Art History Elective Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • VPA Elective Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • U.S. History 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Mathematics 3 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 16

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 13

Spring


Total: 13

Total Hours: 120


* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .