One semester hour of credit is awarded for 750 minutes of classroom or directed faculty instruction with a minimum of 120 minutes of out of class assignments per week for 15 weeks. Studio based courses earn one credit hour for 2 hours of classroom or directed faculty instruction and a minimum of 2 hours of individual studio work each week for 15 weeks.
warding semester credit hours occurs in accordance with the institution's standard semester calendar.
Credit for studio, laboratory instruction or internship courses is determined by the academic department.
The faculty teaching each course, along with the academic department, ensures student learning outcomes are in accordance with institutional guidelines.
Guideline adheres to TBR Policy A-090 that specifies a minimum number of minutes of classroom instruction per semester hour of credit.
Broad Studio Experiences Developing the Creative Process
The Art Department offers a major in Art leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with concentrations in Studio Art and Art Education.
The BS degree program in Art prepares students to work professionally in art related fields by providing concentrated studies in:
- graphic design,
- and K-12 art.
Each discipline encourages students to approach and resolve aesthetic, intellectual, and technical problems through informed:
- and historical awareness.
We believe that students must have exposure to a broad range of studio experiences to develop first-hand knowledge of the creative process. The in-depth understanding that students acquire in the department, through authentic research compiled with historical study and critical analysis, develops the visual literacy necessary for successful artists, designers, and art teachers. In addition to the degree program the department supports the cultural climate of the campus with a continuous program of exhibits and lectures in the Hiram van Gordon Gallery.