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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Art-Studio (BFA)


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Art Objectives


The School of Design prepares students to become professional artists and to develop as individuals enlightened in the production of art culminating in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and/or Master of Fine Arts degrees. To support these objectives we provide the student with a series of guided experiences in the history of art, the use of materials, the development of a personal aesthetic, and the encouragement of artistic mastery. These objectives endow our students with the attitudes and skills needed to become mature, self-motivated artists.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Program Objectives


This program is designed to develop a deep and lasting appreciation for the visual arts and train students to become professional artists in their respective fields of study. The candidate for a degree must complete the prescribed General Education Requirements (GER) courses and pass the remaining ART courses with no grade below a "C".

Prerequisites


Courses beyond the basic design, drawing, and art history survey courses have prerequisites, as the knowledge gained in each successive course builds on the previous experience. Students who qualify for Advanced Placement Credit will be given credit for art elective courses; however, all students must enroll in the basic design and drawing courses because of the importance of learning the content of these introductory courses.

NOTE: All students enrolling in ART 115  must have an appropriate laptop computer and designated software. Specific descriptions of these are available on our web site www.art.latech.edu

Senior Exhibit


A senior exhibit is required of all art majors and will be a graded component of their final major studio course. A passing grade in this course is contingent upon a "C" or better grade for the exhibit. The program coordinator assigns this grade. The following courses (by areas) will serve as the final major studio/exhibit course:

Art-Studio Curriculum (BFA)


The Studio program provides areas of concentration in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. During the freshmen and sophomore years, Studio majors share a common curriculum. The junior and senior years consist of a flexible curriculum structured primarily around studio assignments, individual criticism, group lectures, and seminars. Coursework emphasizes the use of materials as a means of self-expression. Technique is studied as an important aspect of art training. However, the intent of the program is to examine the reasons art is made and how art impacts the lives of those who make it as well as those who view it. Learning methods of solving visual problems, students develop into well-rounded artists and craftsmen. The equipment provided by the program allows students an opportunity to master the various tools and techniques available to the artist.

Freshman Year


English (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Humanities (GER)


Major Courses


Total: 33 SCH


Sophomore Year


Humanities (GER)


  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • and
  • Select one additional course from either Physical or Life Science.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


From the following disciplines, select one Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) course.  3 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary, Political Science
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology

Major Courses


Total: 33 SCH


Junior Year


Humanities (GER)


  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


From the following disciplines, select one Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) course.  3 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary, Political Science
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Natural Sciences (GER)


To complete the Natural Sciences (GER) requirements, you must have taken 6 semester hours from one category and 3 semester hours from the other.  Therefore:

  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 27 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


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