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Department of Art and Design
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 102
Phone: 785-628-4247
Email: klchristopher@fhsu.edu (Katie Christopher)
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Bachelor of Arts, Concentration in Studio Art

The Studio Art degree program at Fort Hays State University is well suited for students who are mainly interested in pursuing a career in visual arts. Students will develop their creative skills and produce work that demonstrates critical and creative thinking. Students will receive a well-rounded art education through studying painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, drawing, photography, graphic design, and interior design.

Students will also receive a solid foundation in art history, as well as gain knowledge of art theories, contexts, and art/design works. Collaboration is another integral part of this degree, as students learn to collaborate with peers and faculty to improve their ideas, concepts, and projects.

Program Summary

General Education Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Modern Language Requirements: 10 Credit Hours
Art & Design Program Requirements: 49 Credit Hours (Listed Below)*
*All classes listed are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise specified.


Core Requirements – 33 hours
ART 205 3-D Design/Crafts
ART 210 Drawing I
ART 215 Drawing II
ART 240 Basic Design
ART 310 Figure Drawing
ART 380 Survey of Art History
Two 400-level Art History courses

Choose three courses from studio or design areas, excluding major electives.
Studio Areas
ART 220 Introduction to Painting
ART 230 Sculpture
ART 250 Printmaking
ART 260 Ceramics

Design Areas

ART 243 Graphic Design
ART 244 Creative Photography
200-level Interior Design

Studio Art Major Electives – 16 hours
Choose from courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, design or photography.

Total Credit Hours: 114


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