Studio Art Programs

Program Coordinator: Richard Metzgar
Office: 229 Tyler Hall
Phone: 315-312-3185
email:richard.metzgar@oswego.edu

Degree Offerings:
BFA Studio Art BA Track I
Studio Art
Art Minor

The Art Department offers a variety of hands-on courses in ceramics, drawing, design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. 

For students in the BFA Studio program,  studies also include specific attention to the latest developments in art theory, criticism and history. Through peer and group discussion and critique, students will advance from foundation studies to specialize in a medium of their choice. Students use the numerous work-study, assistantship or study abroad programs to gain valuable, practical experience.

Students in the BA Studio Art program or Art Minor look for careers in diverse areas. If students combine their studies with a second major or minor they are able to seek opportunities in many fields including Scientific Illustration, Arts Management, and Art Therapy, as well as Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology. Some BA students continue in graduate studies in Business, Art Therapy, Education, the Cognitive or the Social Sciences.

BFA Studio Art

Degree Highlights
·Offers a variety of courses in Ceramics, Drawing, Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

·Studies include specific attention to the latest developments in Art Theory, Criticism and Art History.
·Students advance from foundation studies to specialize in a medium of their choice.    
·Students use the numerous work-study, assistantship or study abroad programs to gain valuable practical experience.
·Graduates of the program have been accepted in well-known MFA programs. Students often go on to become k-12 teachers, college professors, museum professionals, gallery workers, and self-employed artists.

Requirements (80 Semester Hours):

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 111 - Freshmen Colloquium or ART 311 Transfer Student Colloquium
  • ART 105 - Design Concepts I
  • ART 106 - Design Concepts II
  • ART 207 - Digital Media-Static
  • ART 210 - Drawing I
  • ART 243 - Intro to Digital Photography 

STUDIO CORE REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 205 - Design Concepts III
  • ART 215 - Painting I
  • ART 225 - Intro to Printmaking
  • Choice of: ART 230 - Ceramics I or ART 245 - Sculpture IART 300 - Figure Drawing I
  • ART 492 - BFA Exhibition
  • ART 496 - Studio Practicum 

STUDIO CONCENTRATION 
Four courses in one specific discipline (ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture) 

ART HISTORY/MUSEUM STUDIES REQUIRMENTS

  • ART 250 - Survey of Art I
  • ART 251 - Survey of Art II
  • Upper division Art Hist/Museum Studies
  • ART 353 - Twentieth-Century Art
  • ART 471 - Sem in Contemp Art & Design

ELECTIVES 
Any six classes in art, graphic design, art history, or museum studies. Note: Art 322 is required for all transfer students.

BA: Track I - Studio Art

 Studio offerings include Drawing, Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Graphic Design. Students in the BA Studio Art program look for careers in diverse areas. If students combine the BA with a second major or minor they are able to seek opportunities in many fields including Scientific Illustration, Arts Management, and Art Therapy, as well as Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology. Some BA students continue in graduate studies in Business, Art Therapy, Education, the Cognitive or the Social Sciences.

 

REQUIREMENTS (40 Semester Hours):

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • ART 111 - Freshmen Colloquium or ART 311 Transfer Student Colloquium 1
  • ART 105 - Design Concepts 1 - 2D
  • ART 106 - Concepts 2 - 3D
  • ART 207 - Digital Media - Static
  • ART 210 - Drawing 1
  • ART 243 - Intro Digital Photography

STUDIO CORE REQUIREMENTS: 

  • 2nd Course in 3-D
  • One from ART 230 Ceramics, 245 Sculpture, 318 Modeling and Animation, 324 Book Arts
  • ART 215 - Painting
  • ART 496 - Studio Practicum

STUDIO ELECTIVES: 
Choose 2 courses in ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture. 
Note: ART 322 is required for all transfer students who do not take ART 210 at SUNY Oswego.

ART HISTORY/MUSEUM STUDIES REQUIREMENTS:

  • ART 250 - Survey of Art 1
  • ART 251 - Survey of Art 2
  • Upper division Art Hist/Museum Studies

Combinations Suggested for BA: Track I - Studio Art

Preparing For Work In A Gallery Or Museum

  • A minor in Arts Management. May also wish to consider a minor in Business Administration with a Marketing Emphasis, or Business Administration-Leadership Emphasis
  • A minor in Art History
  • A second major in Public Relations

Preparing For Work Or Graduate Study In Art Therapy

  • A minor in Expressive Art Therapy

ART Minor (24 Semester Hours)

FOUNDATIONS:

  • ART 105 - Design Concepts I - 2D
  • ART 210 - Drawing I 

STUDIO OR GRAPHIC DESIGN
Four courses in Studio Art or Graphic Design 

ART HISTORY 

  • ART 250 - Western Heritage I - Survey of Art I 
  • ART 251 - Western Heritage I - Survey of Art II