B.A. IN FINE ARTS: STUDIO ARTS

As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence was the cradle of Renaissance civilization. Today Florence remains the ideal destination for those interested in studying studio art; giving students the exciting opportunity to draw and paint in response to the historic and contemporary art, architecture and culture of Italy. In leaving studio walls behind, students will make art in the cities and landscapes of Italy itself. Traditional and contemporary approaches to art making will be explored.

Additionally, the Marist-LdM degree program offers unparalleled access to museums, festivals, and artists in the richest art environment in Europe. The B.A. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Studio Art is a four-year program designed to combine a broad-based training in the visual arts with a traditional liberal arts education. After foundation training, each student specializes in one of several tracks: digital media, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or restoration.

Art programs at Marist-LdM train students in the technical skills and discipline of studio art, and stimulate individual creative growth. Marist-LdM gives its students the tools necessary for entering the competitive labor market. In Art Restoration courses students closely study major restorations and carry out hands-on work on original objects. Sculpture and Printimaking students take on the challenges of diverse media. Photography students engage with the Italian city- and landscape and specialized topics. Additionally, LdM provides its students with library and computing facilities, a wide range of student clubs and societies, and organized cultural events, field trips and site visits.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FINE ARTS: STUDIO ART
Note: A minimum of 90 credits in Liberal Arts is required.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
PDM 190 Fundamentals of Art and Design: Color Theory (M-ART 101)
PDM 130 Principles of Drawing and Composition (M-ART 110)
ART 180 Art History I: Antiquity to Early Remaissance (M-ART 160)
ART 186 Art History II: High Renaissance to the Present (M-ART 180)
One 200-300 level Art History course
Technology for the 21st Century (M-CSIS 103, online)
ART 355/CLT 355 Images and Words (M-ART 477 Capping Course)
Three courses in one of the following: digital media, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, or restoration
Four additional studio art courses

CORE/LIBERAL STUDIES & FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS
Philosophy/Ethics (2 courses)
Writing (1-2 courses)
Natural Science (1 course)
Social Science (2 courses)
History (2 courses)
Literature (2 courses)
Mathematics (1 course)
Philosophy/Religious Studies (1 course)
Foreign Language (2 courses)

CORE/LIBERAL STUDIES & FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS
First Year Seminar, Writing for College (2 foundation courses)
PHR 185 Introduction to Italian Philosophy (M-PHIL 101) (1 course)
Ethics, Applied Ethics, or Religious Studies (1 course)
Fine Arts (fulfilled by major field requirement)
History (1 course)
Literature (1 course)
Mathematics (1 course)
Natural Science (1 course)
Social Science (1 course)

Total 36 distribution credits including related field requirements, some of which may be fulfilled by foreign language and culture courses.