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Studio Art

The School of Visual Arts fosters growth of mind through the practice and appreciation of art-making. Studio-based classes and workshops nurture creative expression in the traditional studio arts as well as in digitally-based graphic design and film practices. At the same time, coursework in art history, film culture, and theory provide perspective for students as they develop their skills and learn to recognize and describe the impact of art in society.

SVA students are welcomed into a community of practicing artists where they gain access to a variety of specialized facilities in the Norick Art Center including studio space for printmaking, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, and analog and digital photography. There’s also a dedicated screening room and specialized facilities for digital film production and post-production in the Dawson-Loeffler building. The Hulsey Gallery complements these facilities by offering dedicated space to showing varied exhibitions throughout the year, including shows that feature student and faculty work, and a series of visiting artists. In addition, SVA students are strongly encouraged to make connections in the Oklahoma City art scene through internships and group exhibitions.

The School offers two degree tracks: the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Design and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production.

Undergraduate students from throughout the university may also consider complementing their major with one of the minors administered by the school, either Graphic Design or Digital Film and Media.

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

The BA in Studio Art is a flexible program that allows students to study art within the framework of a liberal arts education. Degree requirements provide a firm foundation in art practice while leaving room for students to consider expanding their academic experience with minors or double majors. Other students may choose the BA in Studio Art because it provides prerequisite coursework for careers or academic work outside the art discipline.

The Studio Art program requires a total of 124 credit hours of coursework: 49 credit hours of GenEd courses + 48 credit hours of Studio Art courses + 27 credit hours of electives. Required courses for the major are listed below.

Current and prospective students should contact a member of the faculty with any questions or to make a personalized plan for degree completion.

Required courses for BA in Studio Art

  • ART 1003 - Art History: Survey I
  • ART 1043 - Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART 1103 - Art History: Survey II
  • ART 1143 - Drawing I
  • ART 1243 - Three-Dimensional Design
  • ART 1343 - Color Theory
  • ART 2013 - Ceramics
  • ART 2023 - Painting I
  • ART 2063 - Digital Photography I
  • ART 2123 - Drawing II
  • ART 2143 - Life Drawing
  • ART 2343 - Painting II
  • ART 3023 - Printmaking
  • ART 3043 - Sculpture
  • ART 4063 - Internship
  • ART 4163 - Senior Exhibition/Capstone

Minor in Studio Art

The minor in Studio Art requires 18 credit hours.

Required courses for Minor in Studio Art

  • ART 1143 - Drawing I (3)
  • ART 1043 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
  • Two ART electives* 2000-level or above (6)
  • Two upper-division courses, 3000- or 4000-level (6)

*Electives to be chosen in consultation with the art department advisor.

Minor in Graphic Design

The minor in Graphic Design requires 18 credit hours.

Required courses for Minor in Graphic Design

  • ART 2363 Graphic Design I (3)
  • ART 2463 Graphic Design II (3)
  • ART 2063 Digital Photography I (3)
  • ART 2263 Concept Development (3)
  • ART 3463 Web Design (3)
  • ART 3563 Illustration (3)

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