Studio Art Major

College of Arts and Humanities - Department of Art and Music

Program Accreditation

Framingham State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

 

The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of ten (10) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain I-A (Creative Arts) is satisfied through the completion of both Studio Art major and Domain I-B (Humanities) is satisfied through completion of the Art History major.

 

Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.

For information on portfolio/interview sessions, please refer to the Admissions section of this catalog. Students are required to furnish all personal art materials unless otherwise specified.

 

Studio Art Major Core Requirements:

Ten (10) core requirements consisting of:

 

Studio Art Major Concentrations:

All art studio majors must select a concentration no later than the end of the freshmen year from the following options:

Concentration in Ceramics (UARC)

Major Core requirements and the following concentration requirements (6):

  • ARTS 241 Ceramics
  • ARTS 416 Advanced Ceramics Studio
  • ARTS 487 Senior Studio Art Seminar

       One (1) course in Art History:

  • ARTH 383 Contemporary Art History

       Choose two (2) of the following ceramics courses:

  • ARTS 266 Wheelworking
  • ARTS 307 Functional Ceramics
  • ARTS 360 Ceramics Sculpture

 

Concentration in Graphic Design (UARD)

Major Core requirements and the following concentration requirements (8):

  • ARTS 361 Graphic Design I: Typography
  • ARTS 404 Graphic Design II: Type, Image, and Identity
  • ARTS 431 Advanced Graphic Design
  • ARTS 488 Senior Portfolio: Graphic Design and Illustration
  • ARTS 495 Internship in Studio Art

Choose two (2) of the following:

  • ARTS 300 Life Drawing
  • ARTS 310 Art and Motion
  • ARTS 320 Graphic Design Special Projects
  • ARTS 356 Illustration
  • ARTS ___  One printmaking course
  • ARTS 456 Advanced Illustration
  • COMM 208 Basic Photography
  • COMM 225 Interactive Design
  • COMM 316 Advanced Interactive Design
  • COMM 330 Advanced Photography
Choose one (1) of the following:
  • ARTH 383 Contemporary Art History
  • ARTH ___ Art History Elective

 

Concentration in Illustration (UARL)

Major Core requirements and the following concentration requirements (9):

  • ARTS 305 Comix and Graphic Novels
  • ARTS 356 Illustration
  • ARTS 361 Graphic Design I: Typography
  • ARTS 456 Advanced Illustration
  • ARTS 488 Senior Portfolio: Graphic Design and Illustration
  • ARTS 495 Internship in Studio Art                                                     

Choose two (2) of the following:

  • ARTS 234 Children’s Book Illustration
  • ARTH 290 Study Tour in Art and Architecture
  • ARTS 310 Art and Motion
  • ARTS 315 Collage and Mixed Media
  • ARTS 354 Painting Composition
  • ARTS ___ One printmaking course
  • ARTS 419 Advanced Drawing Studio
  • ARTS 473 Special Topics in Studio Art

Choose one (1) of the following:

  • ARTH 383 Contemporary Art History
  • ARTH ___ Art History Elective

 

Concentration in Painting (UARA)

Major Core requirements and the following concentration requirements (6):

Three (3) courses in Studio Art:

  • ARTS 354 Painting Composition
  • ARTS 478 Advanced Painting
  • ARTS 487 Senior Studio Art Seminar

One (1) course in Art History:

  • ARTH 383 Contemporary Art History

Two (2) Intermediate Painting Electives from the following:

  • ARTS 315 Collage and Mixed Media
  • ARTS 351 Watercolor
  • ARTS 358 Landscape Painting
  • ARTS 369 Figure Painting
  • ARTS 377 Abstract Painting
  • ARTS 394 Encaustic

 

Concentration in Printmaking (UARP)

Major Core requirements and the following concentration requirements (7):

  • ARTH 383 Contemporary Art History
  • ARTS 479 Topics in Advanced Printmaking
  • ARTS 487 Senior Studio Art Seminar

Choose three (3) of the following:

  • ARTS 261 Printmaking
  • ARTS 308 Woodcut
  • ARTS 328 Intaglio
  • ARTS 338 Lithography

Choose one (1) of the following:

  • ARTH 290 Study Tour in Art and Architecture
  • ARTS ___  Any 300- or 400-level studio art course
  • COMM 208 Basic Photography

 

Concentration in Sculpture (UARS)

Major Core requirements and the following concentration requirements (5)::

  • ARTH 383 Contemporary Art History
  • ARTS 241 Ceramics
  • ARTS 310 Art and Motion
  • ARTS 403 Sculpture
  • ARTS 487 Senior Studio Art Seminar

 

Concentration in Art Education (UARE)*

Major Core requirements and the following concentration requirements (3):

One (1) of the following printmaking courses:

  • ARTS 261 Printmaking
  • ARTS 308 Woodcut
  • ARTS 328 Intaglio
  • ARTS 338 Lithography

One (1) of the following ceramics or sculpture courses:

  • ARTS 241 Ceramics
  • ARTS 266 Wheelworking
  • ARTS 307 Functional Ceramics
  • ARTS 403 Sculpture
  • ARTS 416 Advanced Ceramics Studio

One (1) art history elective:

  • ARTH 282 American Art
  • ARTH 285 The Art of Asia
  • ARTH 288 Latin American Art
  • ARTH ___ 300- or 400-level Art History Elective

*Note: Students with the Art Education Concentration must declare the appropriate Education Minor to complete the program.

REQUIRED Minor in Art Education for Students in the Art Education Concentration

The Education minor shall consist of:

  • EDUC 200 Education in American Society with Field Study I
  • EDUC 222 Sheltered English Immersion
  • EDUC 300 Professional Preparation II: Special Needs and Educational Technology
  • EDUC 319 Professional Preparation and Field Study II: Methods, Special Education, and Technology - Visual Art Pre-K to Grade 8 and Grades 5 – 12 (two course-credits)
  • PSYC 200 Psychology of Development

Students choose either Elementary or Secondary Practicum courses below:

Elementary Licensure in Art (Pre-K - Grade 8)

  • EDUC 412 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar I: Visual Art Pre-K to Grade 8 (two course-credits)
  • EDUC 413 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar II: Visual Art Pre-K to Grade 8 (two course-credits)

Secondary Licensure in Art (Grades 5 - 12)

  • EDUC 423 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar I: Visual Art Grades 5 - 12 (two course-credits)
  • EDUC 424 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar II: Visual Art Grades 5 - 12 (two course-credits)

Note: Art Department prerequisites for EDUC 319 Professional Preparation and Field Study II are as follows (prerequisites may be waived at the discretion of the Department Chair):

  • ARTH 270 History of Art I
  • ARTH 272 History of Art I
  • ARTH 273 Modern Art History
  • ARTS 200 Drawing Fundamentals
  • ARTS 203 Three-Dimensional Design I
  • ARTS 222 Color and Design
  • ARTS 254 Painting Methods
  • ARTS 300 Life Drawing

Note: Prerequisites for EDUC 412/413 and EDUC 423/424 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar I and II are as follows:

  • EDUC 319 Professional Preparation and Field Study II: Methods, Special Education, and Technology - Visual Art Pre-K to Grade 8 and Grades 5 – 12 (two course-credits)

 

Effective as of the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog