Sample Degree Pathway for Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art Major - Studio Art Concentration

For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010/
HONR.1100
College Writing I/FYSH (CW)
3
xxxx.xxxx Math Persp. (MATH) - MATH.1110 (QL) recommended1 3
ARTS.1010 Art Concepts I Studio
3
ARTS.1130 Digital Foundations
3
ARTS.1550 Drawing I 3
FAHS.1090 First Year Experience Seminar 1
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW)
3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)
3
ARTS.1020 Art Concepts II Studio 3
ARTS.2010 Form and Content (SRE)
3
ARTS.1560 Drawing II 3
Total 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ARHI.2030 History of Art I (AH)
3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
ARTS.2690 Color
3
ARTS.xxxx Core Course 3
ARTS.xxxx Core Course 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ARHI.2040 History of Art II 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
xxxx.xxxx STEM Perspective (STEM)
3
ARTS.xxxx Core Course
3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective
3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ARHI.2210 20th Century Art (WOC) 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
ARTS.xxxx Core Course
3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective
3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
AEST.xxxx Aesth/Crit Studies
3
xxxx.xxxx Sciences with Lab Persp. (SCL) 4
ARTS.xxxx Core Course
3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective 3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective 3
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Sciences with Lab Persp. (SCL) 4
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective1
3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective1
3
ARTS.4930 Senior Studio I (AIL), (CTPS), (IL)
3
AEST.xxxx Aesth./Critical Studies 3
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ARTS.2210 Internship 3
ARTS.4980 Senior Studio II
3
ARTS.xxxx Concentration Elective
3
ARHI.3520 Contemporary Art & Culture (DCA)
3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
Total 15

Total Minimum Credits = 123

1Quantitative Literacy (QL) is fulfilled outside the Art Department requirements. The department recommends that all majors take Math.1110 which fulfills both the Math Breadth of Knowledge requirement and the Quantitative Literacy ELO. See QL course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill this requirement. Art students may also satisfy QL by taking ARTS.3820, Art & Design of Data Visualization as a Concentration Elective. (This course is taught biannually).

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum website for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Foundation Courses (18 credits)

  • ARTS.1010 Art Concepts I
  • ARTS.1020 Art Concepts II
  • ARTS.1130 Digital Foundations
  • ARTS.1550 Drawing I
  • ARTS.1560 Drawing II
  • ARTS.2010 Form and Content

Core Required Courses (21 credits)

  • ARTS.2700 Figure Drawing 
  • ARTS.2710 Painting I
  • ARTS.2610 Photography I
  • ARTS.2670 Printmaking I
  • ARTS.2350 Sculpture I 
  • ARTS.2690 Color
  • ARTS.2210 Internship

A Maximum of 3 Design Courses Counting toward Studio Electives (9 credits) 

  • ARTS.2100 Graphic Design I
  • ARTS.2300 Typography I
  • ARTS.2200  Web Design I
  • ARTS.2650 Computer Art I

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

  • ARTS. 4930 Senior Studio I
  • ARTS. 4980 Senior Studio II 

Aesthetic & Critical Studies Requirement (18 credits)

  • ARHI.2030 History of Art I
  • ARHI.2040 History of Art II
  • AEST.2210 20th Century Art
  • AEST.3520 Contemporary Art & Culture
  • AEST.xxxx Aesthetics/Critical Studies Elective
  • AEST.xxxx Aesthetics/Critical Studies Elective

Concentration Electives Courses (24 credits)

  • ARTS.2320 Ceramics I 
  • ARTS.2420 The Language of Video
  • ARTS.2560 Drawing III
  • ARTS.2570 Monotypes
  • ARTS.2590 Papermaking
  • ARTS.2660 Alternative Photo Processes
  • ARTS.2720 2D Animation I
  • ARTS.2730 Water Media
  • ARTS.2741 Storyboarding
  • ARTS.2760 Intro 3D Modeling & Animation
  • ARTS.2770 Compositing and Motion Graphics
  • ARTS.2810 Introduction to Game Design
  • ARTS.2900 Illustration I
  • ARTS.2950 Studio Workshop Abroad
  • ARTS.2960 Character and Layout Design
  • ARTS.3320 Ceramics II
  • ARTS.3350 Sculpture II
  • ARTS.3450 Sonic Arts
  • ARTS.3451 Audio Production
  • ARTS.3610 Photography II
  • ARTS.3670 Printmaking II
  • ARTS.3710 Painting II
  • ARTS.3730 Professional Studio Photography
  • ARTS.3740 Animation Studio
  • ARTS.3760 3D Animation I
  • ARTS.3770 2D Animation II
  • ARTS.3780 Interactive Media II
  • ARTS.3800 Special Topics in Art & Design
  • ARTS.3820 Art & Design of Data Visualization
  • ARTS.4350 Sculpture III
  • ARTS.4550 Thought Made Visible
  • ARTS.4710 Painting III
  • ARTS.4910 Advanced Studio
  • ARTS.4940 Directed Studies
  • ARTS.4950 Advanced Tutorial
Last updated: 08/29/2017