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2016-17 Catalog 
2016-17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art - BA/BS

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The BA/BS in Art is a studio-intensive program emphasizing mentorship and collaboration amongst a cohort of students and faculty.  The Art curriculum is built around five student-centered goals:

  • Challenging and expanding each student’s understanding of the creative process.
  • Providing students with media-specific technical training.
  • Exposing students to a broad range of contemporary and historical art practices as well as a strong background in critical theory.
  • Developing an informed professional presence in the world beyond the campus.
  • Synthesizing the above - creative process, technique, critical inquiry, and professional goals - into a unique studio practice.

Requirements for the BA/BS in Art:


Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.


Maintain a 3.0 GPA for all SOU coursework in the major:

a. Studio Practice (24 credits)

Studio Practice runs through each student’s entire academic program and is where each student develops as a self-directed, independent artist under close faculty mentorship. Students take two credits of Studio Practice each quarter beginning in their freshman year.

c. Introductory Studio Methods (12 credits)

e. Creative Topics (4 credits)

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