B.F.A. in Studio Art and B.A. in Art

 The Department of Art offers two degrees of study, The BFA in Studio Art and the BA in Art; each degree is suited to individual needs and professional goals.

The BFA in Studio Art (concentrations in Painting / Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, and Printmaking) promotes creative and technical competence in one or more studio areas, enabling students to discover and articulate a personal artistic vision.

The BA in Art provides an excellent program for those students who want a degree in art while having greater access to the variety of elective courses throughout the University.

Undergraduate Coordinator, Professor Allyson Comstock,
e-mail: comstag@auburn.edu

Department of Art
101 Biggin Hall
Phone: 334-884-4373
Fax: 334-844-4024

Many Department of Art alumni have become successful graphic designers and illustrators for corporations, design firms and non-profit organizations such as museums throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia. Some choose to pursue graduate study, to become independent artists or to teach art in K-12 level or at colleges and universities; others elect careers in art galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. An art degree prepares students to think creatively and independently, allowing them to change and adapt as the world evolves and to make creative contributions to that world!

Careers for Art Majors

  • Advertising Designer
  • Airbrush Artist
  • Animator
  • Art Administrator
  • Art Buyer
  • Art Conservator
  • Art Consultant
  • Art Critic
  • Art Dealer
  • Art Director
  • Art Exhibition Coordinator
  • Art Graphic Assistant
  • Art Historian
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Artist
  • Artist’s Agent
  • Assistant Curator
  • Audio Visual Artist/Designer
  • Billboard Artist
  • Book Illustrator/Designer
  • Book Jacket Designer
  • Caricaturist
  • Cartoonist
  • Catalog Illustrator
  • CD/Record Cover Designer
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Color Expert
  • Costume and Mask Designer
  • Courtroom Sketcher
  • Decorator
  • Designer
  • Direct Mail Artist
  • Direct Mail Layout Designer
  • Display Artist
  • Display Designer
  • Display Painter
  • Editorial Illustrator
  • Engraver
  • Etcher
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Fabric Designer
  • Gallery Owner
  • Graphic Arts Technician
  • Graphic Designer
  • Greeting Card Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Internet Homepage Designer
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Label Designer
  • Layout Artist
  • Magazine Cover Artist
  • Magazine Designer/Illustrator
  • Mechanical & Production Artist
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Motion Picture Animator
  • Municipal Graphic Designer
  • Mural Artist
  • Museum Artist
  • Newspaper Artist
  • Newspaper Illustrator
  • Newspaper Layout Artist
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Printing Designer
  • Printing Layout Artist
  • Product Designer/Illustrator
  • Quick Sketch Artist
  • Sculptor
  • Set Designer/Illustrator
  • Silkscreen Artist
  • Textile Designer
  • Typographer
  • Trademark Designer
  • Typographical Artist

Curriculum Guides

BA Curriculum in Art

 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Core History13Core Social Science or Core History to complete the sequence13
ARTS 1110 Drawing I3ARTS 1720 Introduction to Art History II3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ARTS 1250 Orientation To Studio Art For The Major2
Select one of the following:3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
ARTS 1510 Looking at Art: Approaches to Interpretation (Core Fine Arts)
 ARTS 1210 2-D Design for Studio Art3
ARCH 2600 The Art of Architecture, Place, and Culture (Core Fine Arts)
  
MUSI 2730/2737 Appreciation of Music (Core Fine Arts)
  
MDIA 2350 Introduction To Film Studies
  
THEA 2010/2017 Introduction to Theatre (Core Fine Arts)
  
ARTS 1710 Introduction to Art History I3 
 15 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature13Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Core Science II4
Core Science I4Select one of the following:3
ARTS 1220 3-D Design for Studio Art3
ARTS 2510 Introduction to Sculpture (3D Area)
 
ARTS 1730 Introduction to Art History III3
ARTS 2810 Ceramics I (3D Area)
 
 
ARTS 3820 Ceramics II (3D Area)
 
 ARTS 3110 Figure Drawing3
 17 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence13Core Mathematics3
ARTS 2210 Introduction to Photography (2D Area)
 Core Social Science3
ARTS 2310 Painting I (2D Area)
 2000-level Studio course23
ARTS 2410 Printmaking: Relief (2D Area)
 2000/3000-level Studio course23
3000-level Art History course23Elective3
Elective3 
Core Social Science3 
Select one of the following:3 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
PHIL 1070 Art, Value, and Society33000/4000-level Studio course23
3000-level Art History course23Electives9
3000/4000-level Studio course23UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
Electives5COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
ARTS 4950 BA Studio Art Capstone1 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not selected as the sequence.

2

Students must meet with their advisors for a list of approved courses.

3

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.


BA Curriculum in Art History

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History13Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence13
Select one of the following:3Core Mathematics3
ARTS 1510 Looking at Art: Approaches to Interpretation (Core Fine Arts)
 ARTS 1210 2-D Design for Studio Art3
ARCH 2600 The Art of Architecture, Place, and Culture (Core Fine Arts)
 ARTS 1720 Introduction to Art History II3
MUSI 2730/2737 Appreciation of Music (Core Fine Arts)
  
MDIA 2350 Introduction To Film Studies
  
THEA 2010/2017 Introduction to Theatre (Core Fine Arts)
  
ARTS 1110 Drawing I3 
ARTS 1710 Introduction to Art History I3 
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Foreign Language I (College Core)4Core Literature13
Core Science I4Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Elective3Core Science II4
ARTS 1730 Introduction to Art History III3Elective2
 3000-level Art History course23
 14 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence13ARTS 1220 3-D Design for Studio Art3
Core Social Science3Core Social Science3
3000-level Art History courses263000-level Art History courses26
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) 333000-level Art History course23
3000-level Art History courses26ARTS 4700 Senior Capstone: Art History43
3000/4000 level ARTS Course3Electives9
Electives3UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not selected as the sequence.

2

Students must meet with their advisers to identify approved 3000- or 4000-level Art History and ARTS courses.

3

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

4

Capstone in Art History fulfills SLO 7.


BFA Curriculum in Art-Studio/Fine Arts

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
ARTS 1510 Looking at Art: Approaches to Interpretation (Core Fine Arts)
 ARTS 1250 Orientation To Studio Art For The Major2
Select one of the following3ARTS 1720 Introduction to Art History II3
ARCH 2600 The Art of Architecture, Place, and Culture (Core Fine Arts)
 2-D Studio courses23
MUSI 2730/2737 Appreciation of Music (Core Fine Arts)
 ARTS 1220 3-D Design for Studio Art3
MDIA 2350 Introduction To Film Studies
  
THEA 2010/2017 Introduction to Theatre (Core Fine Arts)
  
ARTS 1110 Drawing I3 
ARTS 1210 2-D Design for Studio Art3 
ARTS 1710 Introduction to Art History I3 
 15 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature13PHIL 1070 Art, Value, and Society3
ARTS 1730 Introduction to Art History III3ARTS 3140 Advanced Drawing I3
ARTS 3110 Figure Drawing3ARTS 2810 Ceramics I or 3820 Ceramics II3
2-D Studio course232000/3000-level course in Concentration23
ARTS 2510 Introduction to Sculpture3Core History13
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
2000/3000/4000-level Fine Art Studio course23ARTS 2610 Introduction to Digital Art3
Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence133000-level Art History course23
3000/4000-level course in Concentration233000/4000-level course in Concentration23
3000/4000-level Fine Art Studio course23Core Science II4
Core Science I4elective3
 16 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Math3Core Social Science3
3000/4000-level Fine Art Studio23ARTS 3800 Issues and Criticism in Contemporary Art3
3000/4000-level ARTS course23ARTS 4850 Professional Studio Practices32
3000/4000-level Studio or Art History course23ARTS 4980 Senior Project for Studio Arts33
Core Social Science3UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence13
 15 14
Total Hours: 120
1

Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not selected as the sequence.

2

Students must meet with their advisors for a list of approved courses.

3

ARTS 4850 fulfills SLO 7.

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