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Department of Art and Design
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 102
Phone: 785-628-4247
Email: Art & Design
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Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentration in Studio Art with Teacher Certification

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. It will help to develop their creative skills, and produce work that demonstrates critical and creative thinking.

Students will receive a well-rounded fine 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
Art & Design Program Requirements: 73 Credit Hours (Listed Below)*
Teacher Certification Program Requirements: 37 Credit Hours (Listed Below)*
*All classes listed are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise specified.

Core Requirements - 39 hours
ART 101 Drawing I
ART 102 Drawing II
ART 103 Basic Design
ART 104 3-D Design/Crafts
ART 201 Survey of Art History
ART 310 Figure Drawing
Three 400-level Art History courses

Studio Areas
Choose four courses from studio or design areas, excluding major electives.
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 - 34 hours
ART 653 Professional Development in Studio Art
Choose from courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics or design

Teacher Certification Requirements - 37 hours
ART 277 Early Field Experience: Art (1 Credit Hour)
ART 300 Elementary Art Methods (2 Credit Hours)
ART 400 Secondary School Art
TEEL 202 Foundations of Education
TEEL 231 Human Growth & Development
TECS 290 Introduction to Instructional Technology
TESP 302 Educating Except. Students
TEEL 431 Educational Psychology
TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience (4 Credit Hours)
TESS 496 Directed Teaching Secondary (6 Credit Hours)
TESS 496 Directed Teaching Elementary (6 Credit Hours)

Total Credit Hours: 165

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