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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Arts and Technology, BA

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About the Program

The BA in Studio Arts and Technology is a new and innovative undergraduate major offered by the Department of Art and Design. In today’s world the lines between the arts, technology, engineering, and the sciences are increasingly blurred. The leaders of tomorrow must possess a solid foundation in the traditional arts as well as expertise in new technologies and innovative ways of thinking. The Studio Arts and Technology degree builds on Purdue’s reputation as a leader in technology and its emerging voice as an innovator in the Arts. Today’s artist must be well versed in one’s discipline but also possess the tools to be able to reach a fast paced, computer and media based culture. Studio Arts and Technology gives you those tools. Students entering the program have a wide range of options open to them in selecting courses and designing their program. From painting, drawing printmaking, textiles and ceramics to Robotic Art, Digital Media, Video Art and New Media Culture, the program speaks a contemporary language while still building on the great traditions in art.

Please visit Studio Arts and Technology for more information.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Studio Arts Technology  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

Art Studies-BA
120 Credits

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program Major Courses (45 Credits)

Requirements for the Concentration

B. Art History courses (6 credits)

C. Studio Arts and Technology Core (9 credits)

Three of the following courses in Studio Arts & Technology Core. Only one of the three courses can be in your Area of Concentration.

D. Portfolio Assessment (required, no credit)

E. Studio Arts and Technology Areas of Concentration (15 credits)

Four (4) courses in Fine Arts, Electronic & Time-Based Art, or Photography & Related Media, plus one (1) course in any other area.


*Seniors graduating in August or December must participate in the spring semester prior to their graduation.

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (54 credits)

Electives (21 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

Program Requirements

Fall 1st Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

  • AD REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • AD REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLC 20200 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual & Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Science - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Portfolio Assessment - Credit Hours: 0.00

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

  • AD REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

  • AD REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • AD REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial & Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

  • AD REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • AD REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspectives - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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