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Art Studio (B.A.)

Administered by the Department of Art and Art History

Effective Fall 2019

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

Students must fulfill the requirements for the major, the general education courses and whatever free elective credits remain to bring the number of semester hours to 120. Attention transfer students: of the thirteen courses needed for the major, at least seven must be taken at Bloomsburg. All art courses at Bloomsburg are three semester hours unless indicated otherwise.

Requirements for Art Studio

A total of 39 semester hours is required for a major in art studio. Required courses include:

Foundations Courses (6 credits)

ARTSTDIO.111 Introductory Drawing

ARTSTDIO.153 Foundation Design

Required interdisciplinary Study (18 credits)

ARTSTDIO.231 Introductory Painting

ARTSTDIO.295 Introductory Graphic Design

One course in Photography

ARTSTDIO.281 Digital Photography

ARTSTDIO.282 Darkroom Photography

One course in Sculpture

ARTSTDIO.243 Sculpture: Wood and Metal

ARTSTDIO.244 Sculpture: The Figure

ARTSTDIO.245 Sculpture: Mixed Media

One course in Fabric Design

ARTSTDIO.221 Fabric Design: Dye

ARTSTDIO.222 Fabric Design: Surface

ARTSTDIO.223 Fabric Design: Fiber Art

One course in Printmaking

ARTSTDIO.263 Printmaking: Lithography and Relief

ARTSTDIO.264 Printmaking: Silkscreen

ARTSTDIO.265 Printmaking: Intaglio

Concentration (6 credits)

Develop expertise in one area through additional coursework: Drawing, Painting, Fabric Design, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, or Graphic Design. Minimum: 2 courses including at least one advanced-level course in area of concentration.

Art History- 200 level or above (6 credits)

Take at least two 200 level or above ARTHSTRY prefix courses. Students concentrating in Graphic Design must take ARTHSTRY.370 History of Graphic Design.

Capstone (3 credits)



The remaining credits must fulfill MyCore general education requirements and free electives. Three semester hours must be MUSIC, THEATRE, or DANCE prefix courses.