First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 103Drawing I: Materials & Methods3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DFN 1213D Design Materials and Methods3
DFA 105Survey & Methods I3
DEN 101Composition I3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 104Drawing II: Drawing as Studio Practice3
DFN 120Design Color & Context3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DFA 106Survey & Methods II3
DEN 102Composition II3

 

Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
Choose One: DCR 103 or DFA 253Rapid Prototyping or Time & Digital Media3
Choose: CMS/APSophomore Restricted Elective3
Choose One: DHA 201Visual Narration: Asia or Visual Narration: Africa/America3
DHA 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
DLE---General Education Elective3
Fourth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
Choose One: DCR 103 or DCR 272Rapid Prototyping or CAD for 3D Printing3
Choose: CMS/APSophomore Restricted Elective3
Choose: CMS/APSophomore Restricted Elective3
DAH 218Contemporary Art and Visual Culture3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFA 380Junior Studio I3
CMS/APStudio Elective3
CMS/APStudio Elective3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3
DLE ---General Education Elective3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFA 381Junior Studio II3
CMS/APStudio Elective3
CMS/APStudio Elective3
DAS 303Professional Practice for Artists3
DNS 300Natural Science3
Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFA 450Senior Studio I3
DFA 400Senior Seminar3
CMS/APStudio Elective3
D---Elective3
Choose One: DAH**--- DVC**---Art History Visual Culture Elective3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFA 451Senior Studio II3
CMS/APStudio Elective3
DLE---General Education Elective3
DLE---General Education Elective3
D---Elective3

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 23/24 Total Credits 120-121

Total credits: 120-121: First Year Experience=1; Foundations=18; Major=54; Gen Ed=42; Elective=6

Vision Statement

The Studio Art & Craft department at CCS educates students to the highest level of accomplishment in contemporary Art and Craft disciplines. We aim to be an internationally recognized program that is unique in our combination of studio areas and in our capacity to be a thriving community of working artists and designers that think, make and critically engage in broader art, political and social communities.

Mission Statement

The Purpose of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art & Craft is to offer a dynamic multi- disciplinary art and design program that uniquely combines traditional making with contemporary tools and materials and progressive technologies. We are committed to mentoring and training creative professionals who are prepared to meet and exceed the demands facing contemporary artists and designers across varied career pathways, and prepare them to broadly apply creativity and critical thinking outside of their discipline. We teach historical and theoretical knowledge, contemporary practices, technical expertise in materials and processes, and instill a rigorous commitment to content development, ethical design practices, and professional career skills necessary to succeed as independent artists and designers.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Studio Art & Craft program will be able to:

  1. Synthesize research from multiple sources and develop ideas that reflect informed social, historic, and cultural awareness, self-exploration, and independent thinking.
  2. Apply a pluralistic approach to studio practice, a skillful use of traditional and new materials, and utilize historical and innovative techniques and processes.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between materials, processes, form, function and/or content.
  4. Articulate concepts, ideas and intentions within a personal, social, and historical context visually and verbally in presentations and writing.
  5. Build a comprehensive portfolio of artwork that represents acquired knowledge and abilities and that offers access to grants, fellowships, residencies, exhibition venues, graduate programs, employment and independent entrepreneurial opportunities.
  6. Demonstrate leadership through productive contributions to community and in ethical professional practices.