The Studio Arts BA Program is a sequential curricular structure organized to provide undergraduate art students with a strong foundation in studio skills: drawing, painting, sculpture, analog photography, digital photography and video. The three current SART full-time faculty members - assistant professors Daniele Genadry, Heather O'Brien and professor Walid Sadek - while trained and skilled in studio techniques, do not espouse a conventional approach to the deployment of these techniques nor do they promote in their teaching a fidelity to the traditions of art. Rather, they all teach through the lenses of their own current practices in which past, present and future of art are constantly being recomposed in dynamic constellations. The SART BA Program encourages a dynamical recalling of art from within current concerns and develops in students an ability to employ a large array of knowledge and skills with a readiness to open up towards post-studio art practices.
Program Learning Outcome
Our graduates will
1. Have an applied knowledge of studio art techniques.
2. Know the history of techniques and their potential for development.
3. Understand the technical specificity of each technique and its conceptual extension.
4. Have an ability to carry out skilled visual representations.
5. Know the art theories of the late 19th, 20th and early 21st century.
6. Understand how to employ these theories in developing their own projects.
7. Know how to think creatively about art and theory.
8. Have a critical enthusiasm for the role of art in society.
The credit distribution of the SART BA curriculum is as follows:
30 credits of studio arts + 9 credits of art history and theory + 15 credits of free electives + 36 credits in general education required courses.
Numbering and names of SART major courses:
SART 200 Drawing and Painting I
SART 201 Drawing and Painting II
SART 202 Drawing and Painting III
SART 203 Three Dimensional Art I
SART 204 Three Dimensional Art II
SART 205 Three Dimensional Art III
SART 206 Reproducible Image I
SART 207 Reproducible Image II
SART 208 Reproducible Image III
SART 209 Advanced Studio Practice
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The credit distribution of the SART minor curriculum is as follows:
SART 200 Drawing and Painting I (0.6; 3 cr.), SART 203 Three Dimensional Art I (0.6; 3 cr.), SART 206 Reproducible Image I (0.6; 3 cr.), AHIS 251 Theories of Modern Art, 3.0: 3 cr.) and one of the following courses: SART 201 Drawing and Painting II (0.6; 3 cr.) or SART 204 Three Dimensional Art II (0.6; 3 cr.) or SART 207 Reproducible Image II (0.6; 3 cr.)