The Studio Arts major was designed to provide maximum flexibility for students wishing to explore many different media. With more than half of the studio courses as studio electives, students can focus on course sequences that best fit their own artistic and professional goals.
Students who successfully complete this program will:
- Develop proficiency in tools and techniques conducive to a professional art practice.
- Cultivate excellent observation skills as well as a strong understanding of art and design principles.
- Create a cohesive body of work that is well considered and conceptually rigorous.
- Employ a vocabulary for critique and presentation.
All bachelor degree seeking students take the General Education Program. Fine arts students select a concentration in ceramics, drawing, painting. or photography as well as studio courses outside of their concentration for electives.
Download an outline for how a four year sequence might look for each major.
|General Education Program||32*|
|Art Core Requirements||30|
|Studio Arts Concentration (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, or Photography)||21|
|Art Studio Electives||33|
|Total Hours Required||122|
* The Art Core contains three art history courses that satisfy requirements in the GEP.
Art Studio electives: Choose 24 hours of ARTG and/or ARTS.
General electives: Choose 6 hours of courses other than ART.
Shawnee State has an excellent concentration in CERAMICS, affording strong foundations in both functional and sculptural techniques leading to the more individualized approaches suitable for gallery, graduate school, and/or commercial production experiences. The program features a fully equipped studio suite of six rooms, including computer controlled gas and electric kilns and electric wheels.
|ARTS 2411||Ceramics 1||3|
|ARTS 2412||Ceramics 2||3|
|ARTS 3411||Intermediate Ceramics 1||3|
|ARTS 3412||Intermediate Ceramics 2||3|
|ARTS 3431||Raku Ceramics||3|
|ARTS 3421||Porcelain Ceramics||3|
|ARTS 3433||Glaze Theory and Practice||3|
|ARTS 3425||Tile Making||3|
|ARTS 3423||Mold Making||3|
|ARTS 3427||Low Fire Ceramics||3|
|ARTS 4431||Advanced Raku Ceramics||3|
|ARTS 4421||Advanced Porcelain Ceramics||3|
|ARTS 4433||Advanced Glaze Theory and Practice||3|
|ARTS 2441||Sculpture 1||3|
|ARTS 2442||Sculpture 2||3|
|ARTS 3441||Intermediate Sculpture 1||3|
|ARTS 3442||Intermediate Sculpture 2||3|
|ARTS 4441||Advanced Sculpture 1||3|
|ARTS 4442||Advanced Sculpture 2||3|
|ARTS 3451||Small Model Sculpture||3|
DRAWING is the heart of all the visual arts, the most direct and fundamental indicator of visual literacy in any medium. Through a broad spectrum of drawing materials and approaches, we encourage high levels of achievement in this core discipline as the basis for enhanced perceptual awareness and more fully informed studio work.
|ARTS 2211||Drawing 1||3|
|ARTS 2212||Drawing 2||3|
|ARTS 3211||Intermediate Drawing 1||3|
|ARTS 3212||Intermediate Drawing 2||3|
|ARTS 4211||Advanced Drawing 1||3|
|ARTS 4212||Advanced Drawing 2||3|
|ARTS 2221||Life Drawing 1||3|
|ARTS 2222||Life Drawing 2||3|
|ARTS 3221||Intermediate Life Drawing 1||3|
|ARTS 3222||Intermediate Life Drawing 2||3|
|ARTS 4221||Advanced Life Drawing 1||3|
|ARTS 4222||Advanced Life Drawing 2||3|
|ARTS 2711||Illustration 1||3|
|ARTS 2712||Illustration 2||3|
PAINTING is a core discipline with a rich history. Both representational and nonobjective approaches in a variety of painting media are explored to equip students with both the technical skills and creative vision required for an authoritative body of work. Our third floor Waller Painting Suite has 25-foot high north facing windows and an additional outdoor area for good weather painting.
|ARTS 2311||Painting 1||3|
|ARTS 2312||Painting 2||3|
|ARTS 3311||Intermediate Painting 1||3|
|ARTS 3312||Intermediate Painting 2||3|
|ARTS 4311||Advanced Painting 1||3|
|ARTS 4312||Advanced Painting 2||3|
|ARTS 3321||Figure Painting 1||3|
|ARTS 3322||Figure Painting 2||3|
|ARTS 4321||Advanced Figure Painting 1||3|
|ARTS 4322||Advanced Figure Painting 2||3|
|ARTS 3331||Watercolor 1||3|
|ARTS 3332||Watercolor 2||3|
|ARTS 4331||Advanced Watercolor 1||3|
|ARTS 4332||Advanced Watercolor 2||3|
Photography is devoted to educating new artists in a contemporary world where photographic imagery and new representations of media inform and define our everyday experiences. Photographs cross boundaries between cultures, arts and individual personalities. Our program attempts to encourage development of the student through a range of courses from basic to advanced, historical to contemporary, analog to digital, and an array of critical concerns. Students will grow through technical and creative allocations, and various technologies that have redefined photographic imaging in the 21st century.
|ARTS3531||Documentary Photography 1||3|
|ARTS3532||Documentary Photography 2||3|
|ARTS3533||Studio Photography 1||3|
|ARTS3534||Studio Photography 2||3|
|ARTS3541||Portrait Photography 1||3|
|ARTS3542||Portrait Photography 2||3|
|ARTS3561||Nature Photography 1||3|
|ARTS3562||Nature Photography 2||3|
|ARTS3591||Photojournalism Practicum 1||3|
|ARTS3592||Photojournalism Practicum 2||3|
|ARTS3622||Digital Video 1||3|