B.A. in Art Studio Option​

The BA Program in Art: Studio Option is a 42-credit curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation in studio art and art history. Art Majors who choose to focus on Studio Art will receive general instruction in the theory and practice of the visual arts through working in both two and three dimensions with a variety of media. Students are encouraged to pursue advanced courses in one or more of the following media: Ceramic Design; Electronic Design & Multimedia; Painting & Drawing; Photography; Printmaking; or Sculpture. This program option is both broad and focused, allowing students to build their curriculum with emphasis in specific areas after receiving foundational training.

Requirements

Department Core

These courses must be taken as prerequisites before taking additional Art courses:

  • 3 credits each | 9 credits total
  • ART 10000: Intro to the Visual Arts of the World (Core Credit)
  • ART 10100: 2D Design
  • ART 21000: Writing About Art (Core Credit)

Total Core Credits: 9

Courses

Studio Courses

Choose one 2D Course:

  • 3 credits each | 3 credits total
  • ART 10200: Introduction to Drawing
  • ART 10300: Introduction to Printmaking
  • ART 10400: Introduction to Photography
  • ART 10500: Introduction to Painting

Choose one 3D Course:

  • 3 credits each | 3 credits total
  • ART 10600: Introduction to Sculpture
  • ART 10700: Introduction to Ceramic Design
  • ART 10800: Introduction to Wood Design
  • ART 10900: 3D Design

Art History Course Requirements:

    • Choose one course from Group I, two courses from Group II, and one course from I or II (12 credits):
    • Group I: Visual Arts of the Ancient to Early Modern Worlds
    • Options include: 21012: Egyptian Art and Architecture, 21014: Greek and Roman Art, 21022: Romanesque and Gothic Art, 21024: Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture, 21025: Northern Renaissance Art, 21026: Baroque and Rococo Art in Europe, 21043: Ancient Art of Meso-America, the Andes, and the Caribbean, 21052: Islamic Art, 21053: Art of India and Southeast Asia, 21054: Art of China, Japan, and Korea, 21062: History of Art I, 31116: Artists of Royal India
  • Group II: Visual Arts of the Modern World
  • Options include: 21030: Nineteenth Century Art in Europe, 21032: American Art 1776-1900, 21036: Early Modern Art in Europe and the U.S., 21038: Postwar Art in the U.S. and Europe, 21044: Art of Native North America, 21067: History of Design, 21068: History of Graphic Design, 21069: Art Criticism, 21070: Topics in “Outsider” Art, 31012: Arts of Africa, 31013: Contemporary Arts of Africa, 31030: Modern Art in Latin America, 31031: Modern Mexican Art, 31032: Contemporary Art in Latin America, 31034: History of Photography, 31038: Art Since 1980, 31111: Asian Art Since 1900, 31106: Identity Issues in Modern Art, 31118: Themes and Methods of African Arts, 31509: Display in African Arts, 31570: “Outsider” Art Environments

Choose seven additional Studio Courses

  • 3 credits each | 21 credits total 

Total Art Credits: 42

Dear Students:

Because we are continuing most AY 20/21 classes online, it will be absolutely critical that you use your CCNY email accounts to receive instructions from your professors and CCNY. Please also check your courses on Blackboard; announcements from individual professors will be posted there.

These are challenging times, but the Art Department faculty and staff are excited to welcome you back!

With warm wishes to all for health and happiness,

Hajoe Moderegger (interim chair of the Art Department)


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