Department of Art
The Department

 

Studio Art Programs

About Studio Art at Mississippi College

Scholarships are available

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

     Painting

     Sculpture

     Ceramics

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The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

     Including a non-art minor of the student's choice and foreign language study

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Minors in Art: Art History and Studio Art

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About Studio Art at Mississippi College

The Department of Art at Mississippi College offers a full program of studies leading to Bachelor's degrees in art and the graduate Master's degrees in art. We offer the faculty, facilities, resources, and encouragement which can lead to personal and professional fulfillment in artistic expression and practice. Our professional degree programs focus on the exploration and development of traditional and contemporary skills in visual design and communication. We encourage the exploration of art in a creative environment. Mississippi College is a Christian college with instruction and relationships between faculty and students based on Christian principles of spiritual character and support.

Areas of Studio Art Studies

Students in studio art can choose to major in the two-dimensional skills of drawing and painting, or the three-dimensional skills of sculpture and ceramics. All studio art students study basic courses in all media, and also art history and aesthetics. The painting courses often consist of painting out of doors at various locations as well as working in the studio. There is a wide range of opportunities to experience various painting techniques as they apply to subject matter, human figure, animals, landscapes etc. Students in sculpture and ceramics are given the opportunity to create clay forms starting with base materials and taking them to final Kiln fired form.  The professors are professional artists with work in collections all over the world. Their own talents are used in their teaching to inspire and direct their students. Students who complete one of our studio art degrees will have improved their talents to become better artists and make creative contributions to the world around them.

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  Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art

What is the BFA?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a concentrated degree in studio art which has become widely accepted as a standard degree for students expecting in-depth study and mastery in the visual arts.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (131 hrs. degree total)

UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM (49 hrs.):

BIB 110 – 120 (6 HRS.)
ENG 099 (0 HRS.)
ENG 101 - 102 (6 HRS.)
ENG 2XX – 2XX (LITERATURE) (6 HRS.)
HIS 101 – 102 or 211 - 213 OR 103 – 104 (6 HRS.)
SOCIAL SCIENCES (6 HRS.)
MATHEMATICS (3 HRS.)
SCIENCE, SCIENCE w/lab (7 HRS.)
GENERAL ELECTIVES, NON-ART (6 HRS.)
Advising in this degree necessitates 3 individual KIN activity courses (3 hrs.)
CHAPEL

BFA IN STUDIO ART – ART CORE CURRICULUM (and COM requirement) (55 hrs.):

ART 499 Senior Art Exhibit (1 hr.)
ART 101 Basic Design I
ART 102 Basic Design II
ART 103 Basic Design III
ART 399 The Business of Art
ART 125 Art Appreciation
ART 203 Drawing I
ART 204 Drawing II
ART 205 Introduction to Graphics Software*
ART 303 Drawing III
ART 304 Drawing IV
ART 407 History of Art I
ART 408 History of Art II
ART 475 Aesthetics
ART 481 Photography I
ART Electives – 9 hrs.
COM 202 OR 203

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PAINTING TRACK – 27 Hrs. (Plus Art Core = 82 hrs.)

ART 211 Painting I *
ART 212 Painting II *
ART 437 Painting III *
ART 438 Painting IV *
ART 458-459 - Special Projects in Painting I-II *
ART 318 Printmaking I
ART 351 Ceramics I
ART 331 Sculpture I

RECOMMENDED ART ELECTIVES FOR BFA PAINTING TRACK:

ART 319 Printmaking II
ART 460-461 Special Projects in Printmaking I-II *
ART 352, 451, 452 Ceramics II-IV
ART 465-466 Special Projects in Ceramics I-II *
ART 332, 431, 432 Sculpture II-IV
ART 435-436 Special Projects in Sculpture I-II *
ART 482 Photography II
ART 207 Art in Elementary Schools
ART 441 Art in Secondary Schools
ART 421 – 422 Special Projects

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SCULPTURE TRACK – 27 Hrs. (Plus Art Core = 82 hrs.)

ART 331 Sculpture I
ART 332 Sculpture II
ART 431 Sculpture III
ART 432 Sculpture IV
ART 435-436 Special Projects in Sculpture I-II *
ART 318 Printmaking I
ART 351 Ceramics I
ART 211 Painting I

Recommended Art Electives for a BFA Sculpture Track:

ART 319 Printmaking II
ART 460-461 Special Projects in Printmaking I-II *
ART 352 Ceramics II
ART 451 Ceramics III
ART 452 Ceramics IV
ART 465-466 Special Projects in Ceramics I-II *
ART 212, 437, 438 Painting II-IV
ART 458-459 - Special Projects in Painting I-II *
ART 482 Photography II
ART 207 Art in Elementary Schools
ART 441 Art in Secondary Schools
ART 421 – 422 Special Projects

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CERAMICS TRACK – 81 HRS.

TRACK FOR CERAMICS:

ART 351 Ceramics I
ART 352 Ceramics II
ART 451 Ceramics III
ART 452 Ceramics IV
ART 465-466 Special Projects in Ceramics I-II
ART 318 Printmaking I
ART 331 Sculpture I
ART 332 Painting I

RECOMMENDED ART ELECTIVES:

ART 319 Printmaking II
ART 458-459 Special Projects in Printmaking I-II
ART 332, 431, 432 Sculpture II-IV
ART 435-436 Special Projects in Sculpture I-II (New Courses and Numbers)
ART 212, 437, 438 Painting II-IV
ART 458-459 - Special Projects in Painting I-II (New courses and numbers)
ART 481 Photography II
ART 207A Art for Children
ART 441 Art in Secondary Schools
ART 421 – 422 Special Projects

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  The Bachelor of Arts in Art

The Bachelor of Arts in Art is a studio degree which allows students to have an art major and a minor in an area of their choice outside of the Department of Art.  The B.A. in Art degree requires the university core courriculum for B.A. degrees, which includes two years of a foreign language, and a minor outside of art.  (Check catalog requirements in relation to the foreign language for those bringing in study from high school.)

 

THE FOLLOWING COURSES IN ART (49 HOURS):

ART 101 - Basic Design I
ART 102 - Basic Design II
ART 203 - Drawing I
ART 204 - Drawing II
ART 205 - Introduction to Graphics Software *
NEW COURSE TITLE ART 211 – Painting I
NEW COURSE TITLE ART 212 – Painting II
ART 318 - Printmaking I
ART 331 - Sculpture I
NEW COURSE TITLE ART 351 - Ceramics I
ART 407 - History of Art I
ART 408 - History of Art II
ART 475 - Aesthetics
ART 499 - Senior Art Exhibit
Concentration in One Studio Area Credit, 9 sem. hrs.
Art Electives (ART 125 - Art Appreciation may not be included) Credit, 3 sem. Hrs.

UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS (55 SEM. HRS.)

The fine arts requirement will be met through required art history courses.

 

ENGLISH (12 HOURS) 

ENG 099 - Writing Proficiency Exam

ENG 101 - English Composition

ENG 102 - English Composition OR ENG 103 - Accelerated Composition

   

And two of the following Literature classes

ENG 211 - World Masterpieces

ENG 212 - Survey of British Literature

ENG 213 - Survey of American Literature

 

HISTORY (6 HOURS)

HIS 101 - History of Western Civilization and HIS 102 - History of Western Civilization

OR

HIS 103 - World Civilization I and HIS 104 - World Civilization II

OR

HIS 211 - History of the United States and HIS 212 - History of the United States

 

BIBLE (6 HOURS)

BIB 110 - Introduction to the Old Testament

BIB 120 - Introduction to the New Testament

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES (6 HOURS)

Choose two courses representing two different subject areas.

ECO 131 - The American Economic System OR ECO 231 - Economic Principles I

PSY 201 - Introduction to Psychology (General Psychology)

SOC 205 - Sociology: An Introduction in Global Context

MLG 205 - Cross-Cultural Understanding

PLS 201 - American National Government

Any PHI course

 

SCIENCE (7 HOURS)

Seven hours of science hours are required, including one 4-hour lab course.  Students are encouraged to choose from one of the following lab courses below:

 BIO 103 - Human Biology AND BIO 104 - Human Biology Laboratory

BIO 105 - Plants and People AND BIO 106 - Plants and People Laboratory

BIO 111 - Biology I

CHE 112 - Chemistry in American Life II

CHE 141 - General Chemistry I

PHY 151 - General Physics I

PHY 251 - Fundamentals of Physics I

The remaining course may be 3 or 4 hours from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.  A student may choose one course from each of two disciplines or two courses from the same discipline.  However, course combinations NOT permitted include the following:  BIO 101-203, 101-111, CHE 141-111, 141-124, 111-124, PHY 151-251, 251-104, 151-104.  Evening students (those taking half or more of their courses as evening classes) may substitute a 3-hour non-laboratory course for the 4-hour laboratory course.

 

MATHEMATICS (3 HOURS)

(MAT 101 or higher is required.)

MAT 101 - College Algebra

 

CORE FOR BA AND ENGLISH MAJORS - MODERN LANGUAGES (12 HOURS)

Twelve hours are usually required.  Students must complete the intermediate or sophomore-level courses in their chosen language.  Students with one high school unit may enter course 102 of the same language and thereby waive 3 hours of this requirement; those with two high school units may enter course 201, waiving 6 hours.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (3 HOURS)

Three hours are required.  Recommended courses are listed below:

KIN 123 - Fitness For Life AND

KIN 124 - Nutrition for Well-Being

 

CHAPEL

Students at Mississippi College are required to complete chapel requirements based on the student classification at the time of enrollment as detailed below:

Freshman (0-23 semester hours)         4 semesters

Sophomore (24-53 semester hours)     3 semesters

Junior (54-83 semester hours) 2 semesters

Senior (84 or more semester hours)     1 semester

Students classified as ADP (Accelerated Degree Program) and students enrolled  in online degree programs are exempt from chapel requirements.

 

THE FOLLOWING COURSE IN COMMUNICATION (3 HOURS):

 

COM 202 - Interpersonal Communication or

COM 203 - Professional Communication Skills

 

MINOR OUTSIDE THE ART DEPARTMENT (18 SEM. HRS.)

 

GENERAL ELECTIVES (6 HOURS)

Six (6) hours of general electives.

 

TOTAL: 131 SEM. HRS.

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Minors in Art (Art History or Studio Art)


Minor in Art History:

Eighteen semester hours of emphasis in art history including:

ART 404 History of Architecture and Interiors

ART 405 Art in America to 1913

ART 406 History of Modern Art

ART 407 History of Art I

ART 408 History of Art II

ART 421 Special Projects (a special project to consist of a major research paper)


Minor in Studio Art:

Eighteen semester hours of studio emphasis including:

ART 101 Basic Design I

ART 102 Basic Design II

Nine semester hours of studio electives

Three semester hours of Art Appreciation or Art History

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Scholarships

Click here to access the undergraduate Art Department Scholarship application

Click here to access the graduate Art Department Scholarship application

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The Department of Art Mississippi CollegeClinton, Mississippi 39058