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Crafts or Fine Arts - B.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ART 10022 Two-Dimensional Composition 3
    10023 Three-Dimensional Composition 3
    20024 Digital Media 3
  ARTF 14000 Drawing I 3
    14001 Drawing II 3
    14060 Painting I 3
KFA ARTH 22006 Art History I: Ancient and Medieval Art 3
 KFA   22007 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art 3
III.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (45-55 credits)  
Type Title   Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Humanities 3
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
  Kent Core Additional 6
  General Electives (lower or upper-division) 15-25
IV.
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (45-55 credits) 
  Crafts (45)
  Fine Arts (55)
MINIMUM TOTAL 
125

Special Major Notes:

Students who pass 15 credits of non-remedial academic coursework each fall and spring semester and the 1-credit First Year Experience course will accumulate 121 credits in four years. This major requires 125 credits for graduation. Students can stay on track for graduation by:

  • Declaring their major as freshmen and completing all courses in sequence (bear in mind that switching majors may cause a delay in graduation);
  • Prioritizing required courses above electives;
  • Meeting regularly with their academic advisors to stay on track;
  • Passing each required course the first time attempted and maintaining the minimal GPA for the major;
  • Successfully completing more than 15 credit hours of relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during academic semesters; and/or
  • Completing relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during summer sessions.

 

Crafts Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (45 credits)  Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  ARTC 25300 Textile Arts: Pattern 3
    25400 Ceramics I 3
    25600 Glass I 3
    25700 Introduction to Jewelry/Metals 3
  ARTH Art History upper-division elective 3
  Any ART/ARTC/ARTF/ARTH/KBA electives** 12
  Choose from the following: 18
  ARTC Any 30000 level Art Craft electives  
  ARTC Any 40000 level Art Craft electives  
  KBA 45080 Studio Experience in Crafts*  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 45

One elective must be writing intensive, completed with minimum C (2.000) grade. Suggested course:
PHIL 41080 Philosophy and Art in the Modern Age (3)


*KBA 45080 may be used in the "art elective" category.

**Maximum 6 credit hours of the following travel-study courses may be applied toward the required 12 credit hours of art electives:

  • ARTC 45092 Field Experience Travel Study Crafts (1-3)
  • ARTF 44092 Field Experience Travel Study Fine Art (1-3)

These courses may not be applied toward the required 18 credit hours of upper-division ARTF electives. Students may apply these courses toward fulfilling general electives, with no maximum credit hours required. These courses will fulfill the experiential learning requirement.

 

Fine Arts Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (55 credits)  Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  ARTF 14055 Sculpture I 3
    24001 Drawing III 3
    24005 Sophomore Review: Fine Arts* 1
    24010 Introduction to Fine Art Photography 3
    24040 Printmaking I 3
    24055 Sculpture II 3
    24060 Painting II 3
  ARTH 32066 Late Modern Art 3
WIC PHIL 41080 Philosophy and Art in the Modern Age**** 3
  Any ART/ARTC/ARTF/ARTH/KBA electives*** 9
  Upper-division Fine Art Electives and KBA Studio Experience: choose from the following: 18
  ARTF Any 30000 level Fine Art electives  
  ARTF Any 40000 level Fine Art electives  
  KBA 44080 Studio Experience in Fine Arts **  
  Choose from the following: 3
  ARTF 34040 Printmaking: Intermediate Intaglio (3)  
    34041 Serigraphy I (3)  
    34042 Lithography (3)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 55

*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned.

**KBA 44080 may also be used in the "art elective" category.

***Maximum 6 credit hours of the following travel-study courses may be applied toward the required 9 credit hours of art electives, these course will fulfill the experiential learning requirement:

  • ARTC 45092 Field Experience Travel Study Crafts (1-3)
  • ARTF 44092 Field Experience Travel Study Fine Art (1-3)

These courses may not be applied toward the required 18 credit hours of upper-division ARTF electives. Students may apply these courses toward fulfilling general electives, with no maximum credit hours required. These courses will fulfill the experiential learning requirement.

****A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.