Major in Studio Arts 2013-2014

The Art and Art History department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the AAH department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

Students must complete the general requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences and the required courses listed below.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

Bachelor of Arts

(39 credit hours in the major)

Major in Studio Arts Table
CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • ARTS 1010 (3) Introduction to Studio Art
  • ARTS 1020 (3) Foundations: Introduction to Studio Art
  • Two 2000-level courses in the area of emphasis (6 credit hours)
  • ARTH 1300 (3) History of World Art 1
  • ART 111 (3) Art History I
  • ARTH 1400 (3) History of World Art 2
  • ART 112 (3) Art History II
  • Any two upper-division art history courses (6 credit hours)
  • Upper-division studio emphasis (minimum 12 credit hours)
  • ARTS or ARTH electives (3 credit hours)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

(63 credit hours toward the major)

Students must present and pass a portfolio review to be eligible for the BFA degree (a minimum of 30 credit hours is required).

Major in Studio Arts Table – Bachelor of Fine Arts
CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • ARTS 1010 (3) Introduction to Studio Art
  • ARTS 1020 (3) Foundations: Introduction to Studio Art
  • ARTH 1300 (3) World Art Studies 1
  • ART 111 (3) Art History I
  • ARTH 1400 (3) World Art Studies 2
  • ART 112 (3) Art History II
  • Any two 2000-level studio courses in area of emphasis (6 credit hours)
  • Any two upper-division art history courses (6 credit hours)
  • Upper-division studio emphasis courses (minimum 18 credit hours)
  • ARTS or ARTH electives (18 credit hours)
  • ARTS 4117 (3) B.F.A. Seminar
  • Note: B.A./B.F.A. candidates must complete a minimum of 12 upper-division hours in the major on the Boulder campus.

Required Studio Courses for Studio Arts Majors

Painting and drawing majors must take any sequence of courses culminating in ARTS 4002 Drawing 4 or ARTS 4202 Painting 4.

Ceramics majors must take ARTS 4085 Ceramics 4 and ARTS 4095 Special Topics in Ceramics.

Printmaking majors are not required to take ARTS 1003 and may register for ARTS 3403, ARTS 3413, and ARTS 3423 as sophomores.

Elective Credit:

The following courses have equivalencies and can be used to fulfill lower-division elective credit at CU Boulder.

Please note there are limits on Studio Art courses that will transfer to UCB. See notes following the elective list.

  • ARTH 1709 (3) Experiencing Art – Image, Artist & Idea
  • ART 110 (3) Art Appreciation
  • ARTS 2002 (3) Drawing 2
  • ART 122 (3) Drawing II
  • ARTS 1875 (2) Ceramic 1: Survey
  • ART 161 (3) Ceramics I
  • Note: Students who take ART 161 will receive 3 hours of transfer credit, provided they do not take ARTS 1875 at UCB.
  • ARTS 2085 (3) Ceramics 2: Handbuilding
  • ART 163 (3) Handbuilt Clay I
  • ARTS 2202 (3) Painting 2
  • ART 212 (3) Painting II
  • ARTS 2504 (3) Sculpture 2: Materials and Techniques
  • ART 155 (3) Sculpture II
  • ARTS 4137 (3) Curatorial Seminar
  • ART 205 (3) Museum Studies
  • Note: Courses taught at the lower-division level will count as lower-division credit although they may have upper-division equivalents at UCB.
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 120 (3) Papermaking
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 131 (3) 2D Design
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 132 (3) 3D Design
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 141 (3) Jewelry and Metalwork I
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 142 (3) Jewelry and Metalwork II
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 162 (3) Ceramics II
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 164 (3) Handbuilt Clay II
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 213 (3) Painting III
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 214 (3) Painting IV
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 221 (3) Drawing III
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 222 (3) Drawing IV
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 225 (3) Printmaking I
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 226 (3) Printmaking II
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 123 (3) Watercolor I
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 124(3) Watercolor II
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 223 (3) Watercolor III
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 224 (3) Watercolor IV
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 231 (3) Advanced 2D Design
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 232 (3) Advanced 3D Design
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 241 (3) Jewelry and Metalwork III
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 242 (3) Jewelry and Metalwork IV
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 261 (3) Ceramics III
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 262 (3) Ceramics IV
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 263 (3) Handbuilt Clay III
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 156 (3) Figure Drawing I
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 256 (3) Advanced Figure Drawing
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 157 (3) Figure Painting I
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 257 (3) Advanced Figure Painting
  • Lower-division elective
  • ART 264 (3) Marketing for the Visual Arts

Notes:

  • A maximum of 6 credit hours for all Drawing Courses (ART 121, 122, 221, 222) will transfer to UCB.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours for all Design Courses (ART 131, 132, 135, 231, 232) will transfer to UCB.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours for all Jewelry and Metalwork Courses (ART 141, 142, 241, 242).
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours for all Ceramics courses (ART 161, 162, 261, 262) will transfer to UCB.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours for all Handbuilt Clay Courses (ART 163, 164, 263) will transfer to UCB.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours for all Painting Courses (ART 211, 212, 213, 214) will transfer to UCB.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours for all Sculpture Courses (ART 154, 155) will transfer to UCB.
  • A maximum of 6 credit hours for all Printmaking Courses (ART 225, 226) will transfer to UCB.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours for all Watercolor Courses (ART 123, 124, 223, 224) will transfer to UCB.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours for all Figure Painting Courses (ART 157, 257) will transfer to UCB.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours for all Figure Drawing (Art 156, 256) will transfer to UCB.