BA in Visual and Dramatic Arts - Studio Art Track: Double Major Program By Rice University |Top Universities

BA in Visual and Dramatic Arts - Studio Art Track: Double Major

BA in Visual and Dramatic Arts - Studio Art Track: Double Major

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 24 months
Program Learning Outcomes for the Studio Art Track Students graduating from this program will: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of materials and processes in a range of two and three-dimensional media as well as the ability to apply these acquired skills to other materials and ways of working. Develop an understanding of how to make work from observation and invention, developing the ability to visually articulate content and meaning through form. Demonstrate the ability to explore and hone a variety of techniques and materials while developing their own artistic vocabularies and creative vision. This involves gaining a familiarity with a wide range of skills, concepts, and approaches essential to artistic development. Develop critical and analytical thinking skills including the skill to uniquely problem-solve. Students gain proficiency navigating the group critique context, with exposure to different critical discussion formats. They will exit with the capability to critique their own work in addition to the work of their peers and other artists. Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning and potential purpose of the arts, a knowledge of art history, arts role and varied guises in contemporary society, and arts relationship and engagement with other disciplines including literature, music, philosophy, and the sciences. Develop an understanding of self in the larger context of the practice of arts. Degree Requirements for the Studio Art Track Double Major 12 courses are required REQUIRED COURSES ARTS 165 Introduction to Sculpture (ARTS 166 Sculpture accepted as equivalent) ARTS 225 Drawing I (ARTS 101 Drawing for the Non-Art Major and ARTS 103 Creative 2-D Design accepted as equivalent) ARTS 301 Painting Studio ARTS 311 Printmaking Studio ARTS 325 Life Drawing OR ARTS 323 Drawing Studio ARTS 388 Critical Studies for Studio Practice Two history of art (HART) electives One studio arts (ARTS), photography (FOTO), film (FILM), or theatre (THEA) electives ARTS 294 Special Problems: Junior Field Trip (spring semester) ARTS 499 Senior Studio One advanced studio arts (ARTS) 400 level elective from the following: i. ARTS 465 Advanced Sculpture ii. ARTS 475 Advanced Painting iii. ARTS 449 Printmaking Studio iv. ARTS 425 Advanced Drawing NOTE: Students must enroll in ARTS 499 in both the fall and spring semesters of their senior year. Visual and Dramatic Arts majors are strongly encouraged to explore arts-related courses offered in other departments that may enrich the studio major such as: philosophy, anthropology, science, history, cultural studies, language, writing, comparative studies, etc. Students should speak with their faculty advisor prior to enrolling. The junior year field trip will be designed to help visual arts majors focus on the upcoming senior year of intensive studio work, and to get to know the Visual and Dramatic Arts faculty and staff. These are trips to cultural centers nationally and internationally, including visits to museums, galleries, artist studios, theaters, and meetings with creative professionals in the fields of film/photo, theater, and studio arts. This program based on Studio Art Track. In addition to Studio Art Track, there are Film and Photography Track, Theatre Track also available.