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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 23, 2021
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Studio Arts, BA


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Major Requirements


Majors must complete a minimum of 36 credits in studio arts (SA) courses and 12 credits in history of art and architecture (HA&A) courses, distributed as follows:

Upper-Level Elective Courses


  • Three courses from SA 1330 -SA 1900  (Check the department Web site for the titles of courses in these levels.)

History of Art and Architecture Elective Courses


  • Students must take two elective HAA courses, one of which should be a writing intensive (W) course.

Studio Arts Majors Must Also Adhere to These Rules and Requirements:


  • Students must attain at least a 2.00 GPA in the major.
  • No department course that counts toward the major may be taken on the S/NC basis. Credit by exam is generally not available.
  • Students should take one of the HAA courses required for the major as a W course.
  • Students who earn a 3.50 GPA in the major and an overall 3.25 GPA receive departmental honors.
  • Corequirements in HAA automatically fulfill the Dietrich School required 12-credit related area.
  • Seniors are expected to exhibit their work in the Annual Student Exhibition at the University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery.
  • In addition to required courses, focus in a particular medium is possible through directed study. Internships are also available in art-related fields.
  • Majors may take special workshops and courses when offered, but only if they have fulfilled the prerequisites, or by departmental permission. The department recommends that a student take no more than two studio arts courses in one term.

Courses for Non-Studio Arts Majors

All level-one core courses are open to non-art majors. Non-art majors may take level-two courses but must complete the prerequisites for the specific courses. A related area in studio arts requires 12 credits. A student may elect one of the following options: 12 credits in level-one foundation courses or 12 credits within a specific field with prerequisites. Non majors may take special workshops and advanced courses when offered, but only if they have fulfilled the prerequisites, or by departmental permission. 

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