Rhode Island College

2014-2015 Catalog


Studio Art B.A.

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of a plan of study approved by assigned advisor.
  2. Completion of a Declaration of Major Form, indicating studio concentration.
  3. Completion of all studio foundations courses, with a minimum grade of C.
  4. If applicable, a positive portfolio review. A portfolio review is not required for admission to the B.A. in studio art, unless the student seeks program credit for art courses taken at another institution or credit for advanced placement courses. See Transfer Portfolio Guidelines at www.ric.edu/art/transfer.php or obtain guidelines in the main office of Alex and Ani Hall.

Retention Requirement

A minimum grade of C+ in all courses in the concentration.

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.
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 may choose to concentrate in ceramics, digital media, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
Studio I (one 200-level course)

3

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

3

ART 491Studio III: Topic

1-6

Fall, Spring.
ART 492Studio IV: Topic

1-6

Fall, Spring.
ART 497Senior Studio

1-6

Fall, Spring.

ART 491, ART 492, ART 497: 3 credit hours each.

Elective

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ONE COURSE in studio art

3

Cognates

TWO COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CIS 324Web Design and Development

3

As needed.
COMM 240Mass Media and Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 241Introduction to Cinema and Video

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CSCI 157Introduction to Algorithmic Thinking in Python

4

Fall, Spring.
ENGL 325Literature and Film: Page to Screen

4

As needed.
ENGL 434Studies in Theory and Criticism

4

As needed.
HIST 326American Cultural History: The Nineteenth Century

4

As needed.
HIST 327American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century

4

As needed.
MUS 201Survey of Music

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MUS 314Twentieth-Century Music

3

Spring (even years).
THTR 105Introduction to Theatre

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 110Fundamentals of Theatrical Design and Production

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 440History of Theatre: Origins to 1800

4

Annually.
THTR 441History of Theatre: 1800 to the Present

4

Annually.

CIS 324, CSCI 157: These courses are required for students concentrating in digital media. Substitutions may be made with consent of advisor and department chair.

Total Credit Hours: 61-63