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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

Studio Art Major (B.F.A.)

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Major Code BF5051

College of Fine Arts
School of Art + Design
Seigfried Hall 528
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4290
Fax: 740.593.0457

Rosemarie Basile, Assistant Director, Student Services/contact person

Program Overview

All students enter the program as Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Studio Art majors and share common requirements in general academics, studio foundations, and art history. To become a B.F.A. in Studio Art major, students must first complete the Foundations Program, take four 2000-level studio art courses, select a concentration area (ceramics, painting + drawing, photography + integrated media, printmaking, or sculpture + expanded practice), and submit a portfolio of studio work for review at the end of the sophomore year.

All B.F.A. studio areas require an exhibition of each student’s art work as the crowning event in achieving the degree. Student achievements are acknowledged through awards presented at student exhibitions, as well as through talent and academic scholarships. Scholarships are available to both incoming and continuing students.

Admissions Information

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Studio majors find success as professional artists or graphic designers, enter graduate schools, or work in related art and design fields.


Major Hours Requirement

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art requires a minimum of 128 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts

View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Fine Arts. 

School of Art + Design Requirements

All majors in the School of Art + Design (B.A. and B.F.A. degrees) require an accumulative 2.75 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the major.

Introductory Art History

Complete the following courses: (Art History courses fulfill Tier II requirements.)

Art History 3000/4000-Level Courses

Complete two of the following courses:

Studio Art Foundations

Complete the following courses:

Studio Art 2000-Level Courses

From the following list of courses, complete four. Two of the courses must be in your area of concentration; two courses are to be outside your area of concentration and can be topics courses.

Studio Art 3000-Level Courses

From the following list of courses, complete one course in your area of concentration. In addition, complete three additional courses in any area of concentration or topics courses.

Studio Art 4000-Level Courses

Complete the following courses (minimum 8 hours each course):

Studio Art Practicum/Thesis Tier III

Complete the following courses (will fulfill the Tier III requiremet):

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