Studio Art - Ceramics, Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture- Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art has six different concentration choices: ceramics, metals and jewelry design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. 

This degree program emphasizes the development of visual language through in-depth study of one or more of these studio areas. Over the span of the program, students are exposed to traditional areas of artistic craftsmanship as well as innovative trends and technologies such as courses in animation and digital imaging. Majors develop professional portfolios to gain entry-level positions in art-related fields or to pursue post-graduate study.

Degree candidates exhibit their work in professional settings on campus through the senior capstone experience and off-campus both regionally and nationally. Our studio faculty are practicing, internationally exhibiting artists and our program is an engaged and supportive community where instructors offer personalized attention and professional mentoring.

If you intend to continue into graduate studies in studio art, you should take a 300- and 400-level course sequence in your concentration area and additional studies in the history of art.

Program Requirements

(85.5 semester hours)

Art History Requirements
Survey Courses
ART 188History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern3
Complete one of the following:3
Arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America
History of Western Art: Prehistoric-Gothic
History of Asian Art, China, Korea, and Japan
Complete one of the following:3
Art Since 1980
Postwar to Postmodern, 1945-1980
Upper-level art history (select one):3
Introduction to the Art of the Black Diaspora
The Arts of African Peoples
Chinese Painting History
The Renaissance in Italy
High Renaissance and Mannerism
Baroque Art in Europe
The Arts of Colonial Latin America
Modern & Contemporary East Asian Art
Arts of West Africa
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Greek and Roman Painting
Greek and Roman Decorative Arts
Art of the Weimar Republic
The History of Photography
A History of Design
Seminar in Art History
Art of the Late 19th Century
Art of the Early 20th Century
Art in the Age of Revolution: 1789-1848
Theory seminar
ART 496Seminar on Theory for Visual Artists3
Studio Requirements
Beginning Studio
ART 102Color Theory and Practice1.5
ART 103Creative Practices in New Technology1.5
ART 104Problem Solving1.5
ART 105Technical Drawing1.5
ART 106Introduction to Figure Drawing1.5
ART 111Design and Composition3
ART 121Observational Drawing3
ART 221Intermediate Drawing 13
ART 222Intermediate Drawing 23
ART 231Painting I3
ART 281Contemporary Art Forum1,1,1
Two-dimensional studio (select one):3
Printmaking I
Photography
Three-dimensional studio (select one):3
Ceramics I
Jewelry Design and Metals I
Sculpture I
Intro 2D or 3D studio elective (select one):3
Printmaking I
Photography
Ceramics I
Jewelry Design and Metals I
Sculpture I
Advanced drawing (take ART320 twice)
ART 320Thematic Studio3,3
Art electives
ART 492Professional Artist's Portfolio and Exhibition Experience3
Select 3 credit hours with advisor approval3
Studio Concentration
An area of studio concentration must be selected:24
Ceramics
300-level studio (6 credit hours)
Ceramics II
Ceramics III
400-level studio (6 credit hours)
Ceramics IV
Ceramics V
Metals
300-level studio (6 credit hours)
Jewelry Design and Metals II
Jewelry Design and Metals III
400-level studio (6 credit hours)
Jewelry Design and Metals IV
Jewelry Design & Metals V
Painting
300-level studio (6 credit hours)
Painting II
Painting III
400-level studio (6 credit hours)
Painting IV
Painting V
Photography
300-level studio (6 credit hours)
Photography II
Photography III
400-level studio (6 credit hours)
Photography IV
Photography V
Printmaking
300-level studio (6 credit hours)
Printmaking II
Printmaking III
400-level studio (6 credit hours)
Printmaking IV
Printmaking V
Sculpture
300-level studio (6 credit hours)
Sculpture II
Sculpture III
400-level studio (6 credit hours)
Sculpture IV
Sculpture V
Junior and Senior studio electives (12 credit hours)
At least 6 credit hours should be at the 300 level or above.
Printmaking I
Introduction to Digital Imaging
Photography
Art and Digital Tools I
Ceramics I
Jewelry Design and Metals I
Painting II
Painting III
Printmaking II
Printmaking III
Illustration
Photography II
Photography III
Ceramics II
Ceramics III
Jewelry Design and Metals II
Jewelry Design and Metals III
Painting IV
Painting V
Printmaking IV
Printmaking V
Photography IV
Photography V
Ceramics IV
Ceramics V
Jewelry Design and Metals IV
Jewelry Design & Metals V
Total Credit Hours85.5

Students must also complete all Global Miami Plan requirements.