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Department of Art and Design
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 115
Phone: 785-628-4247
Email: ctaylor@fhsu.edu (Colleen Taylor)
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Bachelor of Fine 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. 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

Core Requirements – 39 hours
ART 205 3-D Design/Crafts (3)
ART 210 Drawing I (3)
ART 215 Drawing II (3)
ART 240 Basic Design (3)
ART 310 Figure Drawing (3)
ART 380 Survey of Art History (3)
Three 400-level Art History courses (6)

Studio Area:
ART 220 Introduction to Painting
ART 230 Sculpture
ART 250 Printmaking
ART 260 Ceramics

Design Area:
ART 243 Graphic Design
ART 244 Creative Photography
or a 200-level Interior Design

Studio Art Major Electives – 34 hours
ART 653 Professional Development in Studio Art (3)
Choose from course in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics or design (31)

Total Credit Hours: 128

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