Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Studio Art 2D Track

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Studio Art 2D Track
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 23
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Major: Foundation
ARTS 1313
ARTS 1314
ARTS 1315
W.A.S.H. - 2D
and W.A.S.H. - 3D
and W.A.S.H. - Lecture
9
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3
Major: BFA Core
ARTS 1303Art History Survey I 23
ARTS 1319Drawing II3
ARTS 2375Photographic Concepts3
ARTS 3305Painting I3
ARTS 3307Performance and Video Art 33
or ARTS 3310 Printmaking
ARTS 3318Sculpture I 33
or ARTS 3320 Ceramics I
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
Major: Required
ARTS 2317Life Drawing I3
ARTS 3307Performance and Video Art 33
or ARTS 3310 Printmaking
ARTS 3318Sculpture I 33
or ARTS 3320 Ceramics I
ARTS 4305Advanced Painting3
or ARTS 4310 Advanced Printmaking
ARTS 4315Professional Practices in Art (Senior)3
ARTS 4316Advanced Drawing3
ARTS 4317Museum And Gallery Practices3
or ARTS 3314 Advanced Workshop in Art Studio + History
ARTS 4318Sculpture II3
or ARTS 4320 Ceramics II
ARTS 4385Art Since 19453
ARTS 4389Criticism Thry In Visual Arts3
Major: Prescribed Electives9
Select nine hours from the following:
Life Drawing II
Advanced Painting
Painting In Aquamedia
Book Arts
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Studio
Advanced Drawing
ARTS Advanced Electives 3
Electives: General
General Electives3
Minor: Not Required 4,5
Total Hours120
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

ARTS 1303 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

3

Studio majors must take both (one is required in the BFA Core and one in the Major).

4

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so, additional semester credit hours will be needed above the degree program's stated total semester hours.

5

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

Notes 

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 3.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 3.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

BFA Requirements

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in ARTS courses to graduate with a BFA.

The BFA Portfolio Review is the Department of Art’s process of review and evaluation before admitting students into any of the department’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

Students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Animation, or Photography must pass the department's BFA Portfolio Review.

The semester after completion of the Art Foundation courses, BFA majors are required to participate in the BFA Portfolio Review.

Art Foundation
ARTS 1313W.A.S.H. - 2D3
ARTS 1314W.A.S.H. - 3D3
ARTS 1315W.A.S.H. - Lecture3
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3

For more information, visit BFA Portfolio Review.

Graphic Design students must first pass the BFA Portfolio Review in order to be eligible for the Graphic Design Portfolio Review. After passing the BFA Portfolio Review, students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design must take the Graphic Design Portfolio Review the semester they are enrolled in Typography (ARTS 3322).

Some, but not all, of the upper-level studio art courses may be taken more than once for credit. Courses listed more than once in the degree plan are repeatable.

Not all art courses are offered each semester. Consult an academic advisor and the Schedule of Classes before registration.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II13Component Area I3
ARTS 13133Component Area III4
ARTS 13143ARTS 130323
ARTS 13153ARTS 13163
 ARTS 23133
 12 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area VI3
Component Area VI3Component Area IX1
ARTS 13193ARTS 23173
ARTS 23753ARTS 33053
ARTS 33853ARTS 3307 or 331033
 ARTS 3318 or 332033
 15 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area IV3
ARTS 3307 or 331033Component Area VII3
ARTS 3318 or 332033ARTS 4305 or 43103
ARTS 43163Advanced Art Electives3
General Electives3Prescribed Electives43
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VIII3Component Area VII3
ARTS 4317 or 33143Component Area IX3
ARTS 43853ARTS 43153
Prescribed Electives43ARTS 4318 or 43203
Prescribed Electives 43ARTS 43893
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

ARTS 1303 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

3

Studio majors must take both (one is required in the BFA Core and one in the Major).

4

Select nine hours from the below Prescribed Elective course list. 

Prescribed Electives 4
ARTS 3317Life Drawing II3
ARTS 4305Advanced Painting3
ARTS 4307Painting In Aquamedia3
ARTS 4309Book Arts3
ARTS 4310Advanced Printmaking3
ARTS 4311Advanced Studio3
ARTS 4316Advanced Drawing3

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 3.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 3.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

BFA Requirements

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in ARTS courses to graduate with a BFA.

The BFA Portfolio Review is the Department of Art’s process of review and evaluation before admitting students into any of the department’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

Students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Animation, or Photography must pass the department's BFA Portfolio Review.

The semester after completion of the Art Foundation courses, BFA majors are required to participate in the BFA Portfolio Review.

Art Foundation
ARTS 1313W.A.S.H. - 2D3
ARTS 1314W.A.S.H. - 3D3
ARTS 1315W.A.S.H. - Lecture3
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3

For more information, visit BFA Portfolio Review.

Graphic Design students must first pass the BFA Portfolio Review in order to be eligible for the Graphic Design Portfolio Review. After passing the BFA Portfolio Review, students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design must take the Graphic Design Portfolio Review the semester they are enrolled in Typography (ARTS 3322).

Some, but not all, of the upper-level studio art courses may be taken more than once for credit. Courses listed more than once in the degree plan are repeatable.

Not all art courses are offered each semester. Consult an academic advisor and the Schedule of Classes before registration.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BFA in Studio Art 2D Track is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Creative and critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Oral, written, and visual communications.
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Global and intercultural fluency.
  • Digital technology.