Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

About

In the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art Program, you’ll study art in many forms. You’ll choose a focus in ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, digital media, illustration or hybrid studies (a combination of art forms). In addition to academic studies, you can participate in exhibition opportunities to prepare for your future career.

The skills gained through studying art (such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creative enterprise) intersect with all disciplines and help develop abilities needed to excel in a variety of careers. Our graduates have accepted professional assignments with non-profit organizations, public school systems, museums, community organizations, businesses and think-tanks. Some students go on to set up studios, open galleries, become curators and begin their own studio practices. Others use their Capstone portfolios to apply to (and get accepted by) some of the best graduate programs in the country. Overall, a career in art is often both exciting and rewarding.

Curriculum & Requirements

Ready to declare an Studio Art Major? email the Art director for an appointment.

Curriculum & Requirements

Studio Art Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Notes:

  • the requirements for students who signed their major in either 2018/19 or 2017/18 should refer to the Catalog appropriate to the year he/she signed (courses no longer offered by EWU may be replaced with equivalent courses if authorized by an ART advisor)
  • the Art Department strongly recommends that all art majors and minors begin their studies with the foundational requirement courses
  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required
  • the Art Department recommends all art majors and minors begin their studies with Foundation Requirements courses
Required Foundation Courses
ART 201STUDIO I: IMAGE AND TECHNOLOGY5
ART 202STUDIO II: TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS5
ART 213THE VISUAL ART EXPERIENCE5
or ARTH 210 VISUAL CULTURE
Required Art History Courses
ARTH 300ART ACROSS TIME: PREHISTORY TO 17TH CENTURY5
ARTH 302ART ACROSS TIME: 18TH CENTURY TO CONTEMPORARY5
ARTH 331CONTEMPORARY ART5
Required Studio Experience
ART 300DRAWING5
2D Experience–choose one5
PAINTING
PRINTMAKING
ILLUSTRATION
3D Experience–choose one5
CERAMICS I
CERAMICS II
SCULPTURE
Digital Experience–choose one5
DIGITAL ART
PHOTOGRAPHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES
Required Studio Discipline 10
In consultation with their faculty advisor, students complete 10 upper division credits in one studio discipline area.
300 level courses cannot be repeated, if student has already completed a 300-level course in their chosen area, they will repeat a 400-level course for required credits.
Ceramics
CERAMICS II
CERAMICS III
Drawing
DRAWING II
LIFE DRAWING
Digital
DIGITAL ART
DIGITAL ART II
Painting
PAINTING
PAINTING II
Photography
PHOTOGRAPHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES
PHOTOGRAPHY: BLACK AND WHITE
PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANCED PRACTICE
Printmaking or Illustration
PRINTMAKING
ILLUSTRATION
PRINTMAKING II
ADVANCED ILLUSTRATION
Sculpture
SCULPTURE
SCULPTURE
Required Capstone
ART 490SENIOR CAPSTONE (a UGR–senior capstone)5
Total Credits65

Catalog Listing

General Education

University Competencies and Proficiencies

English 
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
Placement and Clearance Exams 
Prior Learning/Sources of Credit AP, CLEP, IB


General Education Requirements (GER)

  • Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours 
    • 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
    • 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0

Breadth Area Core Requirements (BACR)

Humanities and Arts 
Natural Sciences 
Social Sciences


University Graduation Requirements (UGR)

Diversity Course List
Foreign Language (for Bachelor of Arts)
Global Studies Course List
Minor or Certificate
Senior Capstone Course List


All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).

Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.

Degree Works calculates based on these two catalog years.

  1. The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
  2. The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a BA in Studio Art at EWU should be able to do the following:  

  • demonstrate advanced technical skills in a studio concentration; PLO-4;
  • produce a professional quality artist’s portfolio; PLO-1;
  • use appropriate terminology to evaluate works of art; PLO-2;
  • write a well-crafted artist’s statement; PLO-3.