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To be considered for admittance into the Fine Art Studio Concentration track you must present a portfolio, have a 3.0 GPA in the major, have completed Area F, and have three letters of recommendations from the Art faculty. The portfolio must include documentation of recent work, a proposal for the creation of original work for the senior year, and a bibliography of artists researched for the project. Those interested should contact the Department of Art for details, and submit a complete application package during junior year after completion of 60 credit hours.

Area F

18 semester hours

(Art majors are required to complete all courses in Area F. Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GCSU)

ARTS 1200

Two-Dimensional Design (3 hours)

ARTS 1201

Three-Dimensional Design (3 hours)

ARTS 1000

Drawing I (3 hours)

ARTS 1620

Introduction to the Computer in Art (3 hours)

ARTS 2800

The Ancient and Medieval Worlds (3 hours)

ARTS 2810

From the Renaissance to the Modern World (3 hours)

Concentration Requirements

33 semester hours

Three classes from the following 2000-level Studio offerings are required (9 hours):

ARTS 2510

Ceramics I (3 hours)

ARTS 2720

Fiber Arts I (3 hours)

ARTS 2100

Painting I (3 hours)

ARTS 2200

Photography I (3 hours)

ARTS 2300

Printmaking I (3 hours)

ARTS 2620

Digital I (3 hours)

ARTS 3-4000 level

8 Studio Electives (24 hours from the above disciplines)

Fine Art Studio Capstone

6 semester hours

Senior Thesis Project and Senior Thesis Exhibition are to be taken in sequence and only during the senior year.

ARTS 4994

Senior Thesis Project (3 hours)

ARTS 4995

Senior Thesis Exhibition (3 hours)

Cognate Area

12 semester hours

Complete four 4000-level classes in Art History including one Non-Western Art History course. The following are recommended but substitutions are allowed:

ARTS 4855

Public Art (3 hours)

ARTS 4850

Art Criticism (3 hours)

ARTS 4851

Comparative Aesthetics (3 hours)

ARTS 4800 - 4950

Art History (3 hours)

Foreign Language Requirements

3-12 semester hours

Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency at the level of the fourth university course (2002) in one foreign language.


0-6 semester hours

Other Requirements

  • A grade of C or better is required for all courses that count toward major requirements.
  • A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  • Complete First-Year Academic Seminar with a satisfactory grade. Students who transfer to GCSU are exempt from this requirement.
  • A secondary admission process is required in junior year for the FASC track, see above.


120 semester hours minimum

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