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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Studio, B.A.

The Art Studio program promotes and encourages critical and visual innovation by immersing students in a diverse array of course offerings and studio specializations. Building upon the knowledge gained in our Foundations curriculum, students of this program will expand their knowledge base through the study of art historical and contemporary precedents, as well as the application of technical and conceptual skills in their creative practice. Following in the liberal arts tradition, art studio graduates will have the skills necessary to adapt and grow with our creative economy.

  • SLO 1 Demonstrate visual fluency within the two-dimensional and three-dimensional realm.
  • SLO 2 Demonstrate an understanding of art historical and contemporary practice within visual art.
  • SLO 3 Demonstrate intellectual and creative prowess through one’s studio practice.
  • SLO 4 Develop and apply a personal and analytical voice through the development of a unified body of work.
  • SLO 5 Demonstrate personal accountability and professionalism through one’s studio practice.

A maximum of 52 credits may be applied toward satisfying the foundation courses and major requirements in art studio. Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in each course used to satisfy foundation courses and major requirements. Students must submit portfolios for faculty review at the end of their sophomore year and participate in a senior exhibition at Coastal Carolina University.

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements


Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (3-7+ Credits) *  

Foundation Requirements (18-21 Credits) *

Major Requirements (36 Credits)

ARTS courses:

Choose one ARTS 200 level course from the following 3D courses: (3 Credits)

Choose one ARTS 200 level course: (3 Credits)

Choose one ARTS 300 or above level course: (3 Credits)

Choose one ARTS 400 level course: (3 Credits)


Art studio majors must present a juried exhibition and portfolio of their work at Coastal prior to graduation.

Cognate or Minor Requirements (9 Credits)

Cognate courses are courses drawn from outside the major but intended to support the major. Cognate courses must be upper level (300 or 400 level) and must be approved by the student’s adviser. Courses for cognate credit may be drawn from one or more departments. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all cognate or minor courses.

Electives (7-16 Credits)

Total Credits Required: 120