2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 11, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Studio Art, B.A.

The B.A. in Studio Art is intended for students wishing a broad exposure to studio art and art history in combination with studies in a minor area of concentration. Several minors work well as pre-professional tracks towards graduate education in such fields as: Art Therapy (Psychology), Arts Administration (Business), and Medical Illustration (Biology).  Like all of the Design & Visual Art  programs, it is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD).

The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art is a liberal arts, undergraduate course of study and consists of 128 credit hours, 48 of which are in art history and studio art.

The B.A. in Studio Art permits students to earn a minor in another program in the College of Arts and Sciences  or the The John E. Simon School of Business . (See a curriculum guide for recommended sequencing).


Design & Visual Art Programs - Core Requirements

(Student must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours)

Studio Art B.A. Requirements

(Students must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours)

Design & Visual Art Programs - General Education Requirements

(Student must earn a minimum of 42 credit hours)


(3 courses)

  • English/Language Elective - ENGL or Foreign Language (3)
  • Philosophy (3)
  • Humanities Elective: ENGL, Foreign Language, FPAR, HUM, PHIL, REL (3)

Social Science

(3 courses)

  • Psychology (3)
  • History or Government Elective (3)
  • Social Science Elective: ECON, GEOG, HIST, PSCI, PSYC, SOC (3)

Natural Science/Quantitative Reasoning

(2 courses)

  • Science Elective - BIOL, CHEM, ENV, PHYS, SCI  (3)
  • Science or Math Elective (3)

Liberal Arts Electives from College of Arts and Sciences

(except courses within the major) (2 courses total)

  • Liberal Arts Elective #1  (3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective #2  (3)


Please Note:

Of the 128 credits required for this program, one half of the 48 credits (for the major and Art & Design core combined), one half of the minor (determined by the minor selected), and the last 30 credit hours must be taken at Maryville to satisfy requirements for graduation.