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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, BA


Program Description


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art is an undergraduate, liberal arts degree in visual arts, with emphasis areas in Studio Art, Digital Art & Design Media, and Art History. The program offers students a balanced curriculum of academic coursework, studio art and art history courses. Students select a minor or double major, which allows them to tailor their career interests and take advantage of Clemson’s unique strengths as a large research university.

First-year art students participate in a four-studio foundations program, which introduces them to 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D studio practices. Students utilize traditional and new media, and create a strong foundation of design understanding. Sophomore students select studio courses in four disciplines, which exposes them to a broad range of practice. In their junior year, students continue with two intermediate-level studios to narrow their focus and hone skills learned in the first two years. In their senior year, students select an advanced-level emphasis area course and refine their personal art concepts and projects. Students also pursue a complementary professional preparation course selected from art and art history internships, professional practice seminars, or one of the department’s signature Creative Inquiry projects.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • Introductory Major Requirement 9 Credits 3
  • Mathematics or Natural Science Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Introductory Major Requirement 6 Credits 3
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Modern Language Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 1
Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


  • Intermediate Major Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Natural Science Requirement 4 Credits 1
  • Oral Communication Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


  • Intermediate Major Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Science and Technology in Society Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Advanced Major Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Professional Preparation Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 121


Footnotes


1 See General Education  Requirements.

2 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See the Modern Language Requirement in the Academic Regulations  section.

3 In conjunction with their advisor, students select a major area of emphasis from (1) Art History; (2) Digital Art and Design Media; or (3) Studio Art.

Introductory Major Requirement-15 credits:

4 Intermediate Major Requirement-six credits:

5 Advanced Major Requirement-three credits:

6 One course selected from ART 3570 , ART 4200 , ART 4550 , ART 4730 , ART 4890 .