2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Visual Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Summary of Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits
General Education Core 40
Major Requirements 63
Electives 18
Total Credit Hours 121

Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
ENG 101 College English I 3
ENG 102 College English II 3
FIA 114 Basic Design 3
FIA 115 Basic Design II 3
FIA 120 Drawing 3
FIA 110 Introduction to Art 3
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2
FIA 280 Computer Applications in the Arts 3
SEM 101
SEM 102
Spartan Seminar 101
and Spartan Seminar 102
2
PED 100 Fundametals of Fitness for Life 1
XXX XXXForeign Language 3
 Credits29
Second Year
BIO 100 Biological Science 3
CHM 100
Man/Environment
or Physical Science for Non-Science Majors
3
Select one of the following: 1
Chemistry: Man & Environment Laboratory  
Physical Science Laboratory  
Biological Science Lab  
FIA 140
Ceramics
or Sculpture
3
FIA 220 Life Drawing 3
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 201 1
HUM 210
Humanties
or Humanities
3
FIA 234 Painting 3
FIA 295 Sophomore/Junior Review 1
FIA 201 Basic Art Appreciation 3
MTH 103 Mathematics in General Education 3
HIS 100 History of World Societies I 3
SOC 101 Introduction to the Social Sciences 3
 Credits33
Third Year
FIA 270 History of Art Survey I 3
FIA 271 History of Art Survey II 3
ENG 285 Public Speaking 3
FIA 370 African/Afro-American Art 3
Select one of the following FIA XXX Electives: 3
Foundations of Photo 1  
Apparel Production I  
Introduction to Graphic Design  
Select one of the following FIA XXX Electives: 3
Studio Lighting 1  
Pattern-Making I  
Typography  
Select one of the following Electives: 3
Elemen Photography  
Fashion Forecasting and Sourcing  
Graphic Design I  
XXX XXXCultural Elective 3
XXX XXXGeneral Education Elective 3
XXX XXXGeneral Education or Foreign Language Elective 3
 Credits30
Fourth Year
FIA 470 Printmaking Workshop 2 3
FIA 491 Advanced Studio Problems 3
FIA 495 Portfolio Preparation and Sr Exhibition 2
FIA 465
Studio Workshop 1
or Advanced Graphic Design
3
FIA 466
Studio Workshop 2
or Advanced Graphic Design
3
FIA 467
Studio Workshop 3
or Design in Commerce
3
FIA 468
Studio Workshop 4
or Printmaking Workshop 1 - Intalglio Printmaking
3
XXX XXXGeneral Education Elective 6
XXX XXXFree Elective 3
 Credits29
 Total Credits121