Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Studio Art B.F.A.

Admission Requirements

  1. Prior acceptance to the Studio Art B.A. program. (See Studio Art B.A. Admissions requirements.)
  2. Completion of a plan of study approved by assigned advisor.
  3. Completion of a Declaration of Major Form, indicating studio concentration.
  4. Completion of a B.F.A. application.
  5. Completion of all studio foundations courses, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and a minimum grade of C in each course.
  6. Completion of the Studio I course in the concentration, with a minimum grade of B.
  7. A positive portfolio review. The portfolio must include work from studio foundations courses and the introductory studio art course in the concentration. Portfolios are reviewed once per semester. Review dates are posted in Alex and Ani Hall.

Note: For information on transferring credit for courses taken at another institution or credit for advanced placement art courses, see Transfer Portfolio Guidelines at www.ric.edu/art/Pages/Transfer-Students.aspx or obtain guidelines in the main office of Alex and Ani Hall.

Retention Requirement

A minimum grade of B in all concentration courses.

Course Requirements

Studio Foundations

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 101Drawing I: General Drawing

4

Fall, Spring.
ART 104Design I: Two-Dimensional Design

4

Fall, Spring.
ART 105Drawing II

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 107Foundations in Digital Media

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ART 114Design II: Three-Dimensional Design

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 204Synthesis/Three-Dimensional Emphasis

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 205Synthesis/Two-Dimensional Emphasis

3

Fall, Spring.

Art History and Criticism

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 231Prehistoric to Renaissance Art

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ART 232Renaissance to Modern Art

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 331Greek and Roman Art

3

Spring.
ART 332Renaissance Art

3

Fall.
ART 333Baroque Art

3

Spring.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ART 334American Art and Architecture

3

Fall.
ART 336Nineteenth-Century European Art

3

Fall.
ART 337Twentieth-Century Art

3

Spring, Summer.

Courses in Concentration

Students select a studio concentration in ceramics, digital media, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

Painting: X=1; Ceramics: X=2; Sculpture: X=3; Graphic Design: X=4; Metalsmithing and Jewelry: X=5; Photography: X=6; Printmaking: X=7; Digital Media: X=8.

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
Studio I (one 200-level course)

3

Studio II (one 200- or 300-level course)

3

ART 400Issues for the Studio Artist

4

Fall, Spring.
ART 40XStudio III

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 41XB.F.A. Studio III

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 42XStudio IV

3

Fall, Spring
ART 43XB.F.A. Studio IV

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 44XStudio V

3

Fall, Spring.
ART 45XB.F.A. Studio V

3

Fall, Spring.

Studio Electives

Note: Students in the graphic design concentration must complete ART 470 (Web Design: Principles and Practice) and ART 471 (Advanced Typography) as two of the following Electives.

FIVE COURSES, at least one of which must be at the 400-level, chosen with consent of advisor. 

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
Electives

15

Total Credit Hours: 80