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B.A. in Art

Requirements for Track in General Studio Art (39 credits)

Level I

ART105Creating Art: 21st Century

3

Level II

ART119Intro to Photography

3

ART121Intro to Advertising & Graphic Design

4

ART201Color & Design

4

ART205Drawing

4

ART220Great Works of World Art I

4

ART230Great Works of World Art II

4

Level III

ART300Painting Processes

4

ART305Sculpture

4

ART330Junior Professional Practice Seminar

1

Level IV

ART433Senior Art Seminar

3

Requirements for Track in Graduate Preparation for Master in Fine Arts (71-79 credits)

Requirements are all the courses in the General Studio Art major plus another 32-40 credits of Studio Art courses both at CSE and other colleges and universities. This program must be approved by the Program Chairperson and your Studio Art mentor by the beginning of your first semester Junior Year.

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Capstone Requirement

The Capstone Requirement for Art majors consists of preparing a portfolio of their best artwork and passing a three hour comprehensive exam on art terms and art history as determined by the professor each year. These requirements are part of the ART433 Senior Art Seminar. In addition, seniors hang 8-10 works as part of a Senior Art Exhibition, usually held during their last semester, which is also part of their Seminar grade.