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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

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Design, B.S. major

Studio Arts Emphasis

Gain a breadth of knowledge in drawing, painting, color theory and ceramics. Studio arts prepares students for jobs in professional art and design that also demand technology skills.

Career options:

Illustrator, commercial artist, graphic designer, photographer and art director. A student may also choose to combine studio arts with liberal arts studies to prepare for a multitude of career paths.

Salary potential:  Salaries for artists vary widely.

BSU advantage:

  • Seniors present a solo exhibit in one of four on-campus galleries. 
    • Talley Gallery – Bridgeman Hall
    • Gallery X (Student-experimental exhibit space) – Bridgeman Hall
    • Touché Gallerie – Hobson Memorial Union
    • Ramsey Gallery – Bangsberg Hall
  • Scholarships are available.
    • Margaret Harlow Ceramics Scholarship
    • Lillie Kleven Print Scholarship
    • Roy and Eva Lind Scholarship Endowment
    • Rick and Marcella Sherman Scholarship
    • Stephen and Lois Sorenson Endowment
    • M. Fern Birnstihl Endowment
  • Through the Watermark Art Center, students partner with regional artists.

  • Art experiences in the community include the Bemidji Sculpture Walk, Bemidji Art Crawl and First Friday Art Walk.

  • Students have access to three permanent campus art collections:
    • Margaret H. Harlow Ceramics, works by national and international artists.
    • Lillie M. Kleven Collection, a diverse print collection.
    • Lanham Collection, rich in Ojibwe artwork.
  • Students participate in museum experiences in Minneapolis.

Screening: All Design Majors are required to pass a screening process in order to register for Junior Culmination and Senior Culmination.  The screening process will take place during the fall of the student’s Junior and Senior year.

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Required Credits: 68
Required GPA: 2.25

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

STUDIO ARTS EMPHASIS

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

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SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR DESIGN MAJOR, B.S. STUDIO ARTS EMPHASIS

The following is a list of Design Major Courses arranged by year.  This schedule is intended to help students plan their courses in an orderly fashion; however, these are only suggestions and this schedule is flexible.

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior