Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art, B.A.

The B.A. in Studio Art degree prepares students for further studies or careers in the studio arts and arts-related fields including art therapy, illustration, arts administration, design, and art education.

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

A&S College Core

The BA in Studio Art requires the A&S Core:

  • D - Diversity (3 credits)
  • G - Global (3 credits)

See below for more information:


Minimum Course Requirements for Art Majors

In addition to the university and college requirements listed above and in this Catalog, all students majoring in art must complete the following:

Art History Core: 6 Hours

Studio Core (Minimum): 12 Hours

12 credits chosen from the below. At least one course must be from 2D and one from 3D.

3D Studio

Note: only one Ceramic class can count in the Studio Core

Upper Division Studio Electives: 12 Hours

12 credits of any upper division studio art classes

Foreign Language: 8 Hours

8 Hours of any Foreign Langage:

Art History Electives: 6 Hours

6 credits beyond ART 2010 and ART 2020, with at least 3 units at upper division level

Additional Requirements


The B.A. in Studio Art degree is available to students who are preparing for further studies or careers in the arts and arts-related fields, such as art education, graphic design, art therapy, illustration, botanical illustration and forensic illustration. Students work with their academic advisers to select courses from the USP and elective offerings to complement art studies in their areas of interest. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses taken to satisfy depart­ment requirements. Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade. In addition to the university requirement that degree candidates hold a minimum cumulative grade point aver­age of 2.000, degree candidates for the B.A. in Studio Art degree in the Department of Visual and Literary Arts also must have a minimum 2.500 overall cumulative grade point av­erage and a 2.500 grade point average within all major courses at the time of graduation.

Transfer Residency. A minimum of 26 hours of upper-division course work in the major is required to establish residency in the department for all transfer students. This ap­plies to students in the B.F.A., B.A., and Art Education degree programs who transfer in 12 or more hours of art courses for the major. Students in all art programs must meet the university requirement of at least 42 hours of course work at the upper-division level (3000 and above).

Based on their goals and career plans, students in consultation with a faculty adviser select the appropriate degree plan. Students major in studio art with areas of study in one or more of the following:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Ceramics
  • Sculpture
  • Metalsmithing
  • Visual Communication Design