Dec 05, 2021
Program Learning Outcomes
- Learn to analyze works of art/design perceptively and to evaluate them critically.
- Present work that demonstrates perceptual acuity, conceptual understanding and technical facility at a professional entry level in their chosen field(s)
- Develop and understanding of the common elements and vocabulary of art/design and of the interaction of these elements and be able to employ this information in analysis. Acquire the ability to place works of art/design in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts.
- Gain functional competence with principles of visual organization (two-dimensional design), including the ability to work with visual elements in two and three dimensions; color theory and its applications; and drawing.
- Become familiar with the historical achievements, current major issues, processes, and directions of their field(s).
- Be afforded opportunities to exhibit their work and to experience and participate in critiques and discussions of their work and the work of others.
- Acquire the ability to place works of art/design in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts. In certain areas of specialization, it is advisable to require that students study the historical development of works within the specialization.
- While synthesis is a lifetime process, by the end of undergraduate studies students should be able to work independently on a variety of art and/or design problems by combining, as appropriate to the issue, their capabilities in studio, analysis, history, and technology
- Students must acquire a working knowledge of technologies and equipment applicable to their areas of specialization.
- All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the minor.
- Transfer students must complete at least 50% of their art credits at SUU.
The Department of Art and Design strongly recommends that students complete the following courses as part of their General Education , as they are prerequisites for required major courses and/or requirements for graduation. Students who do not complete these courses as part of General Education can potentially add additional credits and time to their degree. These courses may or may not need to be taken before starting any major courses; consult a Student Success Advisor for details.
General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)
See General Education for course options.
- Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
- Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)
Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.
Studio Arts - Illustration Curriculum Summary (82 Credits)
B.F.A. Art Foundation (28 Credits)
Illustration Emphasis Required Courses (33 Credits)
Art History Course (3 Credits)
Select one of the following:
Illustration Emphasis Electives (18 Credits)
Select six courses from the following:
Free Electives (3-14 Credits)
Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.
Total Credits, B.F.A. Degree: 120