The B.A. and B.S. programs emphasize breadth of experience over specialization in a single medium. Students complete a more diverse curriculum including coursework in two and three-dimensional disciplines.
Requirements for a Major in Studio Art
Art majors seeking a B.A. or B.S. degree must complete a minimum of 45 credits in art and design.
In the GVSU general education requirements, the Foundation section lists ART 101 - Introduction to Art as a choice. ART 101 is not required for the B.A. or B.S. in studio art. Some of the material in ART 101 will be duplicated in the required coursework. B.A. and B.S. majors in studio art are advised to take one of the other classes in the general education Arts category.
Foundations Courses and Review
After completing the Foundations program (ART 150, 151, 152, 155, and 157), all studio art and art education students are evaluated by the faculty during Foundations portfolio review for entrance into majors in the Department of Visual and Media Arts.