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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Studio Arts, BFA


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Contact

Stephanie James, School of Art
102 Shaffer Art Building, 315-443-3012, sljames@syr.edu

Faculty

Deborah Dohne, Susan D’Amato, Juan Juarez, Chris Wildrick, Joanna Spitzner, Yvonne Buchanan, Errol Willett, Peter Beasecker, Margie Hughto, Barbara Walter, Martha Blake, Robert Dacey, Holly Greenberg, Dusty Herbig, Kevin Larmon, Sharon Gold, Andrew Havenhand, Stephen Zaima, Jude Lewis, Sam Van Aken, Robert Wysocki, Stephanie James

Description

The BFA in Studio Arts is the degree for the professional artist. Focusing on the practice and production of contemporary art, this degree affords the student the opportunity to pursue Intensives in traditional modes of art making such as Ceramics Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Jewelry and Metalsmithing while exploring more contemporary approaches such as Installation, Performance Art, Public, and Social Practices. Offering a single degree, students have the opportunity to choose to focus within one of the traditional media or pursue an interdisciplinary practice that incorporates various mediums, methods, and approaches guided by mentorship and extensive advising. With a focus on professional practices emphasizing skills, conceptual understanding, critical reflection and abilities to develop and maintain a sustainable artistic practice, this degree aims to build on the School’s rich legacy of educating the innovative artists and cultural practitioners of the future.

Student Learning Outcomes


1. Create a body of work that demonstrates an engaging synthesis of ideas and processes, displays appropriate technique, skills and processes, an individual and conceptual sensibility, and contextual understanding of the issues relevant to their work

2. Discuss and articulate knowledge of practices in their chosen area demonstrating an understanding current ideas, visual culture and concepts

3. Apply creative thinking and problem-solving skills

4. Research ideas and to position one’s practice in the wider context

5. Apply self-critical and reflective skills to one’s own practice and that of others

Program Requirements


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (44 Credits)


ARI 101   First Year Studio: Rotation & Focus

ARI 102   First Year Studio Divergence/Convergence

ARI 201   Second Year Studio I

ARI 202   Second Year Studio II

ARI 301   Third Year Studio I

ARI 302   Third Year Studio II

ARI 497   Capstone I

ARI 498   Capstone II

ARL 150   Woodshop Arts Lab I

ARL 151   General Arts Lab

ART INTENSIVE REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)


Through the art intensives, students have the opportunity to choose to focus within one of the traditional media or pursue an interdisciplinary practice that incorporates various mediums, methods, and approaches guided by mentorship and extensive advising.

ART IN CONTEXT REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)


Art in Context can be satisfied by courses related to art and design history, theory and philosophy.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)


WRT 105   Writing Studio 1

WRT 205   Writing Studio 2

ACADEMIC ELECTIVES (27 credits)


Academic electives are most courses offered outside of art, design, or transmedia (for example, courses offered in CRS, Arts and Sciences, Whitman, and other colleges outside of VPA). These academic courses usually have non-art-related content, such as math, natural sciences, astronomy, global history, political science, psychology, and entrepreneurship, and languages, among others. You can find a comprehensive list of approved academic electives here.

STUDIO ELECTIVES (15 credits)


Studio electives are courses usually offered in VPA through art, design, or transmedia.  The content of the courses directly relates to the preparation of students for professional careers in art, design, and transmedia. The course content includes, but is not limited to, conceptualization, process, product, and critique of creative work in studio practice. These courses meet for a much longer time, for a minimum of four hours per week for the duration of the semester. Usual meeting patterns are: the class meets once per week for four+ hours, or the class meets twice per week, usually for two or more hours each. You can find a comprehensive list of courses that count as studio electives here.

MINIMUM # OF CREDITS FOR GRADUATION 122


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