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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [Archived Catalog]

Studio Art (B.A. in Studio Art) [offered through Honors Tutorial College]


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Major Code BA1939

Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2723
Fax: 740.593.9521
honors.college@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/honors

Vincent Wojtas, director of studies/contact person
wojtas@ohio.edu
 

Program Overview

The Honors Tutorial College (HTC) studio art B.A. program balances a commitment to breadth and rigor with an opportunity for self-disciplined and highly motivated students to explore current and fundamental issues creatively. This program offers exceptional students the opportunity to study the many aspects of studio art in one-on-one relationships with faculty members. Maximum opportunities will be afforded for the student to progress well beyond the material found in conventional courses. The primary purpose of the tutorial program is to serve as preparation for graduate study. Students will receive a degree of Bachelor of Arts from the Honors Tutorial College.

This four-year program requires a student to take one tutorial each semester, two years of a language, collateral studies, and upper-division studio art courses. This enables the student to acquire the full range of skills necessary to successfully continue in graduate study. A student will have excellent opportunities for intensive study with the studio artists in the School of Art.

To earn a bachelor’s degree in the Honors Tutorial College, a student must fulfill all the academic requirements of the program of study, maintain a 3.5 GPA (grade point average) in the courses that are required by the program of study, and have at least a 3.5 overall GPA.

Tutorials/Courses/Thesis

Tutorials during the first three years have fixed content, with the goal of exposing the Honors Tutorial College student to many different methodologies and approaches. The first year of tutorials for both the HTC art history and HTC studio art are designed to complement the art history survey course AH 2110, AH 2120, and AH 2130 (Non Western Art History) which all HTC students are required to audit in addition to participating in their tutorial. These tutorials are Ah 2970T and 2980T. The second and third year tutorials are based on specialized content offered by School of Art faculty members in both art and art history. Students will register for either the AH or ART prefix depending on their course of study. These small, individualized tutorial seminars foster community, which is important for the School of Art, and permit the students to work closely with one another. There are also individualized meetings scheduled with the tutor and the director of study as well. The final year is devoted to the thesis/project, with the student working closely with 1-2 thesis advisors or a thesis advisor and director of study as they conceive and write their thesis.

 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Students are selected by the director of studies of the studio art tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College on the basis of superior ability and sustained motivation. We look for good scores on standardized tests (30 composite score on the ACT or a combined score of 1300 on the SAT), but we also require a good high school record (class standing in the top 10%). An interview with the director of studies is required for acceptance into our program. Recommendations from two high school teachers are required. The personalized aspects of the tutorial system occasionally make it possible for us to accept students who have not performed well on standardized measures of ability but who demonstrate exceptional aptitude in other ways. The deadline for application for admission is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.

Change of Program Policy

First-year students at Ohio University may apply to transfer into the studio art B.A. tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The deadline for application is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.

External Transfer Admission

First-year students at another institution may apply to transfer into the studio art B.A. tutorial program and the Honors Tutorial College. These students must meet the same entrance requirements as entering freshmen. The deadline for application is December 1st, and admission interviews are held in January.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates of the HTC program in studio art (B.A. degree) are prepared and well positioned to enter graduate programs in studio art or other liberal arts studies.
 

Requirements

 

Major Hours Requirement


The studio art major requires a minimum of 128 hours.

HTC Grade Requirements


Complete all courses with a grade of B (3.0) or higher; and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

University English Composition Requirement


Complete one First-Year Composition course (1E) and one Junior Composition course (1J).

HTC Seminar


Complete the following course:

Art Honors Tutorials


Complete the following tutorials:

Art History Survey Tutorials


Complete the following tutorials (AH 2970T surveys World Art; AH 2980T surveys Western Art):

Studio Art Tutorials


Complete the following studio art tutorials:

Thesis-Related Tutorials


Complete the following thesis-related tutorials:

HTC Thesis Requirement


Complete an advisor or director of studies approved thesis or professional project.

Art History


Western Art


Complete one of the following courses:

World Art


Complete one of the following courses:

Service Learning Course


Complete the following course:

Collateral Courses


Complete 24 hours of collateral courses approved by the director of studies.

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