Foundations in Art
Students seeking a B.A. or B.F.A. in Studio Art complete the Foundations
Program in their first four semesters. The Foundations Program consists of
seven courses in drawing, two dimensional design, three-dimensional
design and digital media.
B.S. candidates majoring in Art Education are required to complete the seven courses with a minimum grade of B- in each course, usually completing the Foundations Program in their first four semesters.
B.A. candidates majoring in Art History select two courses from ART 101,
104, 105 or 107.
Students may not enroll in courses beyond ART 101 AND ART 104 unless they
have fulfilled all prerequisite requirements via a Portfolio Review, or by
enrolling in and successfully completing the required course(s) at Rhode
Grades And Studio Concentration Courses
Students must earn a minimum grade of C in the Foundations Program
courses in order to be eligible for studio concentration courses. Students
are encouraged to enroll in an entry-level studio concentration course
(STUDIO I ONLY) while in each of the last two foundations courses (ART 204
and 205), providing they have earned a minimum grade of C in the first four
foundations courses. This allows students to explore possible choices for
their major concentration. NOTE: Art Education students must earn a minimum
grade of B- in their Foundations Courses.
While enrolled in the first Synthesis course (ART 204 OR ART 205)
students must participate in a Woodshop Lab. This experience will
familiarize students with tools, techniques and safety precautions necessary
for working with power tools and other specialized equipment. The Woodshop
Lab typically meets on Fridays. Individuals may choose between a morning or
afternoon session. For more information contact the Main Office or an Art
Students should save work completed in their Foundations Courses to begin
creating a well organized and professionally maintained portfolio. This
portfolio will be necessary should the student participate in the Annual
Talent Award Competition, apply for the B.F.A. Program or transfer to
another College or University.
Upon completion of the Foundations Program students select an area of
concentration and fill out a plan of study with an Art Faculty Advisor.