Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Studio Arts Degree Information

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Visual arts majors with a studio arts concentration take AH110, AH111, SA224, SA225, SA326, SA390, eight additional upper-division studio arts courses, and one additional upper-division art history course.

Visual arts minors with a studio arts focus and interdisciplinary majors with a studio arts concentration take SA224, SA225, four additional upper-division studio arts courses, and one art history course.

Students must complete the diversity requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).

Suggested Sequence of Classes for the Studio Arts Concentration in Fine Arts

Freshman Year

Fall Term

AH110 Survey of Art: Paleolithic to Gothic
SA224 Two-Dimensional Design
WR100 Effective Writing
Language Core
Math/Science Core

Spring Term

AH111 Survey of Art: Renaissance to Modern
EN101 Understanding Literature
HS101 History of Modern Western Civilization
SA225 Drawing I
Language Core or
Elective

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

PL201 Foundations of Philosophy
SA300-Level Course
TH201 Introduction to Theology
English Core
History Core

Spring Term

PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course
SA300-Level Course
Math/Science Core
Social Science Core
Theology Core

Junior Year

Fall Term

SA326 Life Drawing I
SA300-Level Course
Social Science Core
Non-Departmental Elective
Elective

Spring Term

AH200-Level Course (or higher)
SA300-Level Course
Math/Science Core
Theology Core or
Non-Departmental Elective

Senior Year

Fall Term

SA390/PT390 Artist's Survival Seminar (1 credit)
SA300-Level Course
SA300-Level Course
Ethics Core
Non-Departmental Elective
Elective

Spring Term

SA412 Senior Project in Studio Art or
SA300-Level Course
SA300-Level Course
Non-Departmental Elective
Elective
Elective

 

Studio Arts Major Requirements (beginning with Class of 2013, updated Fall 2012)

   SA 224 – Two-Dimensional Design (Core Fine Arts Requirement)
   SA 225 – Drawing
   PT 270 – Basic Digital Photography
   AH – One additional Art History course, 200-Level or higher (AH 320
    recommended)

One Drawing Course:
   SA 303 - Life Drawing
   SA 304 - Drawing With Color
   SA 342 – Drawing From Observation
   SA 343 - Drawing: A Conceptual Approach
    
One Painting Course:
    SA 310 - Introduction to Painting
    SA 311 - Watercolor
    SA 312 - Abstract Painting
    SA 313 - Portraits and the Figure
    SA 315 - Landscape

One Printmaking Course:
    SA 321 - Relief and Intaglio
    SA 322 - Screenprint and Nontraditional Lithography
    SA 323 - Alternative Processes

One Mixed Media Course:
    SA 352 - Collage, Assemblage and the Found Object
    SA 353 - Book Arts and Artist Books
    SA 354 - Mixed Media Drawing and Painting
    SA 355 - Color
    
One Digital Course:
    SA 360 - Digital Mixed Media
    PT 361 - Digital Image

One Three-Dimensional Course:
    SA 365 - Clay
    SA 366 - Three-Dimensional Design

SA 400 – Professional Practices or SA 412 - Senior Project

Three additional Upper Level Studio Courses
Three Non-Departmental Electives    
Seven Free Electives