Studio Arts - B.A.

College of the Arts
School of Art
241 Center for the Visual Arts
Kent Campus
330-672-2192
artinfo@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/art


Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts is a liberal arts program that provides students with the breadth of study that complements core work in the visual arts. Students may choose a minor or second major within or beyond the arts to prepare themselves for a wide range of careers or for further specialized study.

Study Abroad/Study Away Opportunities

  • Travel opportunities to New York, Chicago, London, Paris and China
  • Study abroad through Kent State's Florence program in Florence, Italy (full semester or summer art and culture experience)

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus
  • Stark Campus

Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Transfer Students: Applicants meeting the general transfer requirement for admission should schedule a meeting with the academic advisor in the School of Art and a portfolio review with a faculty member in the studio arts division for proper placement. Working with the director of the School of Art, that faculty member may impose additional requirements considered reasonable and necessary. Transfer credits are evaluated consistent with the state Transfer Articulation Guidelines (TAG), although each student will be evaluated individually in terms of his or her ability to perform in the program. Transfer students should make every effort to complete admission requirements before the deadlines and to schedule a review with a member of the studio arts division before registration.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates in the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability (skill) to do competent work within their chosen media and an understanding of the processes and materials involved.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of larger contemporary and historical contexts within which the visual arts have been created.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of design and visual literacy in their work.
  4. Use skills in oral, written and digital presentation of work and of ideas associated with visual arts production, use and appreciation.

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ART 100222D COMPOSITION 3
ART 100233D COMPOSITION 3
ART 20024DIGITAL MEDIA 3
ART 30001COMMON REVIEW 11
ART 40007ARTS ENGAGEMENT: INTERPRETING FOR A COMMUNITY (WIC) 23
ARTH 22006ART HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ART (KFA) 3
ARTH 22007ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA) 3
ARTH 32066LATE MODERN ART 3
ARTS 14000DRAWING I 3
ARTS 14001DRAWING II 3
Art History Upper-Division Elective (ARTH 30000 or 40000 level)3
Studio Arts Upper-Division Electives (ARTS 30000 or 40000 level) 315
Foundations Electives, choose from the following:12
SCULPTURE I
PAINTING I
DRAWING III
INTRODUCTION TO FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
PRINTMAKING I
TEXTILE ARTS: PATTERN
CERAMICS I
INTRODUCTION TO GLASS WORKING
INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY METALS I
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities3
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)31
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

No upper-division Studio Arts (ARTS 30000 or 40000 level) course may be taken without first successfully completing ART 30001. At the completion of the following courses (ART 10022, ART 10023, ART 20024, ARTH 22007, ARTS 14000, ARTS 14001 and two of the four foundations electives), students register for ART 30001 and submit a portfolio of representative studio work selected from these courses to a studio arts faculty committee for review. An examination of knowledge of art history also will be included. Incoming transfer students are expected to provide examples of foundational coursework equivalent to School of Art requirements for ART 30001. The review is a formative assessment of the student's foundations work including a digital portfolio, installation of sampling of works and proficiency in written and oral critical thinking.

2

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

3

A maximum 6 credit hours of ARTS 44092 may be applied toward Studio Arts Electives. Students may apply this course toward fulfilling general electives, with no maximum credit hours required.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.250 2.000
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
ART 10022
2D COMPOSITION
or 3D COMPOSITION
3
ARTH 22007 ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA) 3
ARTS 14000 DRAWING I 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foundations Elective or ART 20024 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
ART 10022
2D COMPOSITION
or 3D COMPOSITION
3
ARTS 14001 DRAWING II 3
Foundations Electives or ART 20024 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
ARTH 22006 ART HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ART (KFA) 3
Foundations Electives 9
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
ART 30001 COMMON REVIEW 1
ARTH 32066 LATE MODERN ART 3
Studio Arts Upper-Division Elective (ARTS 30000 or 40000 level) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
Art History Upper-Division Elective (ARTH 30000 or 40000 level) 3
Studio Arts Upper-Division Elective (ARTS 30000 or 40000 level) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
Studio Arts Upper-Division Elective (ARTS 30000 or 40000 level) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
ART 40007 ARTS ENGAGEMENT: INTERPRETING FOR A COMMUNITY (WIC) 3
Studio Arts Upper-Division Elective (ARTS 30000 or 40000 level) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
Studio Arts Upper-Division Elective (ARTS 30000 or 40000 level) 3
General Electives 10
 Credit Hours13
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120