WHO TAKES CORE CLASSES?
If you are just beginning your art and art history education at PSU, then this is your home! First-year and transfer students who are Art Practice BFA majors, minors and Art Historians make up the CORE cohort.
WHAT ARE THE SIX CORE COURSES?
Surface, Space, and Time meet three times a week — two studio sessions and a collaboratively taught lab called coLAB. coLAB brings together the cohort to meet artists, provide common skill-building workshops, creative activities, field trips, and advising.
Digital Tools, Ideation and Visual Literacy are the toolbox courses. They meet once a week to present exciting new digital, conceptual and visual language tools.
WHAT COURSES SHOULD I TAKE?
ART PRACTICE BFA MAJORS take all 6. One 5 credit and one 2 credit each term. You will also take a drawing class, an art history and your FRINQ from University Studies.
ART PRACTICE BFA MINORS take IDEATION.
ART HISTORY STUDENTS take IDEATION and DIGITAL TOOLS.
TRANSFER STUDENTS please meet with a COTA Advisor to determine.
SURFACE. SPACE. TIME. DIGITAL TOOLS. IDEATION. VISUAL LITERACY.
ARE THERE OTHER REQUIRED COURSES?
Yes, all students depending on their degree have additional courses. Students in the BFA in ART PRACTICE program take drawing, art history, and University studies courses as well as the CORE courses their first year.
BFA ART PRACTICE
The typical first year coursework for a BFA Art Practice student:
ART 101 SURFACE (5 credit)
ART 102 SPACE (5 credit)
ART 103 TIME (5 credit)
ART 104 DIGITAL TOOLS (2 credit)
ART 105 IDEATION (2 credit)
ART 106 VISUAL LITERACY (2 credit)
ART 131 Intro to Drawing (4 credit)
ARH 204 or 205 Global Art History (4 credit)
FRINQ (3 terms)
FRINQ, SINQ, Junior Clusters and Senior Capstone
As a PSU student you will also take credits in the celebrated College of University of Studies.
For an incoming freshman you will take FRINQ – University Studies (5 credits, each term)
If you are a transfer, you will take SINQ or begin your Junior Clusters, depending on your standing.
NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS
Welcome, we hope you will feel right at home!
If you are transferring to PSU you may have the option of electing the BA/BS degree in Art Practices. Depending on what you have taken previously, some of the above may not be applicable to you. To make sure that you get maximum credit for courses you took elsewhere, please meet with a COTA Advisor.