Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts
Within the area of studio art, various disciplines of the visual arts can be studied. Following the visual studies portfolio review the student can choose to concentrate in either sculpture, ceramics or drawing and painting. The Studio Arts major works to emphasize the necessity of becoming proficient in the formal aspects of the artist craft and in the conceptual arenas that the student chooses to follow. The level of craftsmanship will also increase as the student begins to grow while experimenting with their own individual concerns and forms of expression.
Visual arts core: (24 credits) ART 101, 111, 123, 125, 129, 131, 150A, MD 201
Art history requirements: (15 credits) ART 141, 142, 344, choice of two classes from ART 243, 245, 249, 327 or 401
Studio arts requirements: (27 credits of art courses) ART 447, 450
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Choice of art studio courses is based upon students chosen area of study. Following your completion of the visual arts core you must speak with your art department advisor to identify your curriculum.
B.A./B.F.A. portfolio review
The purpose of the portfolio review is to provide feedback and guidance for all art department undergraduate majors. All students enrolled in a B.A. or B.F.A. undergraduate major in the Visual Arts Department must participate in the portfolio review.
A faculty committee from the Visual Arts Department will conduct a portfolio review as needed each fall semester. The portfolio must consist of artwork completed in the students previous three semesters of study at Cardinal Stritch University. In addition, the student must present an advising report of completed coursework and a statement of intent regarding the anticipated major in 151
Visual Studies, Graphic Design, Photography or Studio Art. Upon successful competition, the applicant is admitted into a B.F.A. track or the student may choose to complete the B.A. in Art (see description of B.A. in Art above). Transfer students must complete a minimum of 9 credits of department coursework in the Art Department of Cardinal Stritch University before participating in the portfolio review process.