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2016-2017 University Catalog

    Academic Majors/Minors

Studio Art

Program Director: Jack Girard (jgirard@transy.edu)
Office: Mitchell Fine Arts 220
Phone: 233-8115

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Studio Art Major Pattern
First Year
It is recommended that Studio Art Majors take 2 introductory-level studio courses and 1 of the required Art History courses in their first year. 
Following these recommendations, a student would have a minimum of 3 credits toward the major at the end of their first year.

Sophomore Year
In the second year, Studio Art Majors should complete all required introductory-level studio courses and at least 1 of the required Art History courses.  It is recommended that declared majors work with a faculty advisor in the Art and Art History program to register for courses in the third and fourth years. 
Following these recommendations, a student would have a minimum of 6 credits toward the major at the end of their second year.

Junior Year
Studio Art Majors should complete all required Art History courses by the end of the third year. Any remaining and required introductory-level studio courses must also be completed.  Students should take at least one Advanced Studio Practices (ART 4344) by the end of their third year.
Following these recommendations, a student would have a minimum of 9 credits toward the major at the end of their third year.  A more rapid progression is often recommended and would decrease the number of courses remaining for the final year.

Senior Year
Studio Art Majors must take ART 4444 Studio Art Senior Senior  in the Winter Term of their final year.  It is strongly recommended that majors enroll in at least one full-unit advanced studio practices course concurrently with Senior Seminar.  This will facilitate greater attention and focus in the creation of a required Senior Exhibition. 
Studio Art Majors following the recommended sequence of courses will have up to 3 additional (for a total of 4) studio courses in the final year.  Although it is perfectly acceptable to take some of these additional studio courses earlier, the structure of this recommended sequence is designed to encourage students to complete their General Education requirements prior to the final year.  This breadth of knowledge and experience benefits Studio Art Majors in their final year. 

Consult with the Program Director to determine any recent curriculum changes.  
See the Studio Art Major pattern to determine which courses are required for completion of the major..

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