Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art
The B.A. Studio Art major is designed for students who want a broad-based background in art. There are 45 credit hours of art courses required for this program, allowing students to explore other academic areas as well. Transfer students seeking a B.A. in Studio Art must take 15 or more studio credit hours at Webster University.
48 required credit hours
27 general education credit hours
53 elective credit hours
ART 1010 Creative Strategies – 3 hr
ART 1110 Introduction to Drawing – 3 hr
ART 1120 Principles of Drawing – 3 hr
DESN 1210 Design Concepts – 3 hr
DESN 1220 Design: 3D – 3 hr
ART 2110 Figure Drawing – 3 hr
ART 2120 Intermediate Drawing – 3 hr
ART 4020 Visual Arts Seminar – 3 hr
ARHS 2200 Current Art – 3 hr
ARHS 2210 Introduction to the History of Western Art – 3 hr
ARHS 2320 Introduction to Asian Art – 3 hr
_____(or an approved substitution in non-Western art)
ART 2900 Art Major Acceptance Review – 0 hr
ART 4910 B.A. Senior Overview/Exhibition – 0 hr
15 Credit Hours in Studio Art Chosen from Five of the Following Studio Areas:
Bachelor of Arts Senior Overview/Exhibition:
Students planning to graduate with a B.A. Studio Art major must successfully complete a Senior Overview and participate in the Senior Exhibition held at the end of spring semester in the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery.
The Senior Overview usually consists of work done during the final semester of the senior year in one of the indicated studio areas. The work to be shown can be either a part of a regular studio course or a studio-related independent study. Students must also complete a Senior Project Form detailing work to be submitted to the show including studio course or independent study in which work is to be completed. The instructor for that course or independent study becomes the student’s Senior Overview Advisor.
Work submitted is subject to approval by the Senior Overview Advisor and the Senior Exhibition Supervisor. It is strongly recommended that the Senior Project form be completed and approved prior to, or at the start of, the last semester of the senior year. Students are also required to officially register for the Senior Overview/Exhibition (ART 4910) and should do so at the time they register for their final senior semester. This course is zero credits and is used as an official record of your entrance into the Senior Exhibit.
If overview work is to be completed as an Independent Study, the appropriate forms should also be filed. Spring and summer graduates exhibit the senior Exhibit in April prior to May graduation. Fall graduates exhibit in the following spring. Graduation requirements are not completed until until Senior project work has been exhibited. Students are also required to attend regularly scheduled meetings prior to the Senior Exhibit. Meetings are directed by an art faculty Senior Exhibit Supervisor. Flyers announcing meetings will be posted in the studio halls. During these meetings, students are apprised of their responsibilities concerning preparation of the Senior Exhibit. All art work submitted for the Senior Exhibit must be presented ready to hand. The Art Department faculty jury the Senior Show and award prized funded through the Cecille R. Hunt Fund.