The Division of Fine Arts offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and, in cooperation with the School of Education in the College of Professional Studies, the coursework  necessary  for  teacher  certification  in  Art Education. Details of the teacher certification program may be found in the School of Education sub-section of the College of Professional Studies section of this Bulletin.

Art  courses at  Kentucky State University are designed to serve both those students who are interested in Art as a profession and those who are primarily interested in obtaining knowledge of various art forms or opportunities for creative expression.    Course offerings include those in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital photography, film, digital imaging, design, art history, and art education.

Students have the option of pursuing either a major in Studio Art with a minor or a major in Studio Art with one area of specialization.   Art areas of specialization may  be  selected  from  art  history,  ceramics,  drawing, painting, digital photography, printmaking, sculpture, or digital imaging.  Enrollment in studio art courses is generally limited to 10–15 students.   The instructor provides personal guidance and attention to each student. Studio spaces may be available for students to have individual working areas.   Studio and academic opportunities are enriched for Art majors by field trips to galleries and museums, and by a series of guest lecturers to the University.  In addition, Jackson Hall Gallery hosts local, regional, and national art exhibitions for the entire University.

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum guides are designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation.  In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones.  Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA.

Following the sample academic plan and its milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. Students will need to refer to and/or print both the appropriate Liberal Studies Requirements AND the appropriate major sheet in order to view the complete degree program requirements.

Program Requirements

Studio Art Major with a Minor

This  major  is  for  students  who  desire  a  liberal  arts education with a general background in the visual arts. This curriculum requires the completion of 132 hours. The program consists of 52 semester credit hours in studio  and  art  history  courses,  an  academic  minor outside  of  Art,  6–9  semester  credit  hours  of  free electives, and the Liberal Studies Requirements.  The required Art courses are ART 110, 112, 113, 201, 202, 211, 360 (x3), and 400; 15 semester credit hours in the Art core to be selected from ART 220, 240, 245, 305, 306, 307, 310, 312, 315, or 317 (of which 9 semester credit hours must be selected from 300/400 level courses);  a  3-semester-credit-hour  art  history  elective; and 12 semester credit hours of 300/400 level courses in Art elective courses.  The major requires a total of 132 semester credit hours.

Studio Art Major with One Area of Specialization

This  major  is   for  students  who  want  a  stronger foundation in Art with specialized study in one area of Art and with additional art courses replacing the minor. This curriculum requires the completion of 130 hours. The program consists of 70 semester credit hours of studio and art history courses, 7 semester credit hours of free electives, and the Liberal Studies Requirements.  A minor is not required. The required Art courses are ART 110, 112, 113, 201, 202, 211, 360 (x3), and 400; 18 semester credit hours in the Art core to be selected from ART 220, 240, 305, 306, 307, 310, 312, 315, or 317 (of which 12 semester credit hours must be selected from 300/400  level  courses);  24  semester  credit  hours  of 300/400 level Art elective courses (of which 12 semester credit hours must be selected from one area of specialization); and 6 semester credit hours of art history electives at the 300 level. The major requires a total of 130 semester credit hours.   Students who intend to do graduate work in Art should pursue this option.

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