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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Oct 19, 2018
 
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Art Studio, B.F.A.



Learning Outcomes

  • All BFA Studio Art undergraduate students will define and explain development of art, within their own and other cultures, from pre-history to the present.
  • All BFA Studio Art undergraduate students will critically analyze aspects of the design and art making process and evaluate theories, philosophies, and research in the practice of the studio arts.
  • All BFA Studio Art undergraduate students will, through their artwork, demonstrate their competency of aesthetic literacy.
  • All BFA Studio Art undergraduate students will synthesize their learning from the curriculum into a final culminating experience within their chosen concentration.
  • All BFA students will have a solo exhibition of their creative research. The exhibition will be examined by the student’s major faculty.

Basic Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degrees (120 Hours)


Note: Bachelor of Arts degrees require 120 hours. Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees require additional hours; see Program of Study  for major requirements.

  1. Carolina Core Plus General Education Requirements
  2. Major
  3. Cognate or Minor Requirements
  4. Electives

1. Carolina Core Plus General Education Requirements


Note: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees follow General Education Requirements for the BA except where specified in Programs of Study for major requirements.

CMW: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 Hours)


  • Must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

ARP: Carolina Core Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6-8 Hours)


SCI: Carolina Core Scientific Literacy (8 Hours)


Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:

  • Two 4-credit hour laboratory science courses.

GFL: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Communicate Effectively in More than One Language (0-9 Hours)


Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in the 122 course is required for all baccalaureate degrees. Students can demonstrate this proficiency by successfully completing Phase II of the Proficiency Test or by successfully completing the 122 course, including the exit exam administered as part of that course.

It is strongly recommended that students continuing the study of a foreign language begin college-level study of that language in their first semester and continue in that language until their particular foreign language requirement is completed.

GHS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (6 Hours)


Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:

  • Two courses in History (HIST) at the 100 level, one U.S. History and one non-U.S. History.

GSS: Carolina Core Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (6 Hours)


Specified or additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirement:

AIU: Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)


Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements:

  • Up to two of these requirements may be met in overlay courses. At least one of these requirements must be satisfied by a course not applied elsewhere in general education. (3-9 Hours)

CMS: Carolina Core Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Speech (3 Hours)


INF: Carolina Core Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)


VSR: Carolina Core Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (3 Hours)


Other Required General Education Courses from the College of Arts and Sciences


Fine Arts and Humanities Requirements (9 Hours)


  • Bachelor of Arts degrees require 3 Hours in the fine arts. (May be taken as Carolina Core Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding.)
  • Bachelor of Arts degrees require an additional 9 Hours in the fine arts or humanities.

2. Art Studio Major (63 Hours)


A minimum grade of C must be earned in all major courses.

Art History (12 Hours)


  • ARTH 106 - History of Western Art II
  • One course selected from Modern Art History
  • Two additional courses selected from Art History, including one at the 500-level selected from Art History

Note:


The 12 hours of Art History as specified must be completed in addition to the 63 hours of major course work. Art history may count as a general education requirement or free elective, where appropriate.

Major Requirements (48 Hours)


Select 1 option from the following:

Note:


A cognate or minor is not required for the BFA with a major in Art Studio.