Studio Art: Painting, BASA

for the Bachelor of Arts Major in Studio Art, Painting Concentration


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for the Bachelor of Arts Major in Studio Art, Painting Concentration


Foundation Requirements17
Arts at Illinois
Art, Design, and Society
Contemporary Issues in Art
Choose one Drawing Course (3 hours):
Observational Drawing
Expressive Drawing
Visualization Drawing
Choose one course in 2D Category (3 hours):
Introduction to Graphic Design
The Image World
Introduction to Printmaking
Beginning Painting
Choose one course in 3D Category (3 hours):
Introduction to Industrial Design
Crafts Design
Beginning Sculpture
Choose one course in 4D Category (3 hours):
Image Practice
Time Arts I
Interaction I
Art History Requirements12
Introduction to the History of Art and Visual Culture
Select one additional 100-level and two 200-level and above ARTH courses
General Education Requirements by Category
Advanced Composition (ACP)3
Cultural Studies: Non-Western Cultures, U.S. Minority Culture(s), Western/Comparative Cultures (CNW, USM, CW)9
Composition I (Comp. I)4
Humanities & the Arts (HUM)6
Natural Sciences & Technology (NAT)6
Quantitative Reasoning (QR)6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS)6
Total Hours40
Total Credits for BA Studio Arts
Foundation Requirements17
Art History Requirements12
Concentration Requirements 116
General Education Requirements40
Language Requirement
Electives to bring the total hours earned to 122, including a minimum of 40 credits at the 300- or 400-level.37
Total Hours122
ARTS 250Life Drawing3
ARTS 251Beginning Painting (required in foundation sequence)3
ARTS 354Intermediate Painting3
ARTS 392Current Art Issues Seminar3
ARTS 448BASA Capstone Project4
Choose one of the following:3
Internship in Studio Arts (with advisor consent)
Special Topics in Studio Art (with advisor consent)
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Painting
Total Hours16