Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Art, Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Liberal Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking: Art majors will locate, analyze and synthesize art historical information and context within their own work.
  • Degree Program Writing Competency: Students will be able to effectively communicate in writing for purposes of the discipline.
  • Direction: Art majors develop a personal direction through their choice of medium, idea and/or style. Students will demonstrate intellectual and artistic curiosity while committing to improvement. 
  • Professional Proficiency: Art majors will perceive, discuss and demonstrate professional proficiency upon graduation by applying their knowledge and skills of fine art.
  • Technique: Art majors will demonstrate technical aptitude. The department assesses the technical quality of student production. Each medium varies with its technical demands.

Related Links

Art, BA Program Page

Art Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.00 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.00 or higher

Summary*

Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Modern Language Requirement0-9
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements39
Electives36

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices

Goal Course Requirements
Complete Goal requirements as indicated below
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Goal3
Global Community
Goal–Non-US3
Goal–Non-US3
Goal–US3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
Goal3
Science, Technology & Math
Goal–Sci3
Goal–Sci3
Lab–Sci0-1
Goal–Math3
Challenges of the Modern Age
Goal3
Subtotal36-37
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment Areas:9
Subtotal9
Total Hours45-46

BA Modern Language Requirement

BA degree requires language proficiency at the 103 class level. Exemption by placement or examination is possible.

Complete 0-9 credits0-9
Total Hours0-9

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major Requirements

  • 20 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 20 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Required Core Courses
ART 105Basic Studio Drawing 13
ART 225Overview of Western Art 13
ART 1002-D Design 13
or ART 101 3-D Design
Subtotal9
300 Level Art History
Select one of the following:3
North American Art History 1
The Renaissance Tradition 1
Foundations of Modern Art 1
Early Modern Art 1
Art Since 1945 1
Subtotal3
Basic Studio Elective
Select one of the following:3
Basic Studio Painting 1
Basic Studio Photography 1
Basic Studio Printmaking 1
Basic Studio Metalsmithing 1
Basic Studio Sculpture 1
Basic Studio Fiber Art 1
Basic Studio Ceramics 1
Basic Studio Graphic Design 1
Basic Studio Digital Media 1
Subtotal3
2D Elective
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Studio Drawing 1
Intermediate Studio Painting 1
Intermediate Studio Photography 1
Intermediate Studio Printmaking 1
Intermediate Studio Graphic Design 1
Intermediate Studio Digital Media 1
Subtotal3
3D Elective
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Studio Metalsmithing 1
Intermediate Studio Sculpture 1
Intermediate Studio Fiber Art 1
Intermediate Studio Ceramics 1
Subtotal3
300 Level Electives
Select three of the following, you may take any class twice:9
Advanced Studio Drawing 1
Advanced Studio Painting 1
Advanced Studio Photography 1
Advanced Studio Printmaking 1
Advanced Studio Metalsmithing 1
Advanced Studio Sculpture 1
Advanced Studio Fiber Art 1
Advanced Studio Ceramics 1
Advanced Studio Graphic Design 1
Advanced Studio Digital Media 1
Subtotal9
Senior Studio
Select three of the following, you may take any class twice:9
Senior Studio Drawing 1
Senior Studio Painting 1
Senior Studio Photography 1
Senior Studio Printmaking 1
Senior Studio Metalsmithing 1
Senior Studio Sculpture 1
Senior Studio Fiber Art 1
Senior Studio Ceramics 1
Senior Studio Graphic Design 1
Senior Studio Digital Media 1
Subtotal9
Total Hours39

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

ART - BA (5 04)
This program is effective as of Fall 2020.
Revision date: 12.2019
UCC 12.3.19