Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Studio Art BA General Studio Concentration / Arts Management MA


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Course Requirements


Studio Art - General Studio Concentration Courses (53 credits)


Arts Management Courses (39 credits)


  • AAP 501 -Why Manage the Arts?
  • AAP 508 - Arts & Cultural Policy and Diplomacy
  • AAP 509 - Research in Arts Management
  • AAP 511 - Fieldwork in Arts Management
  • AAP 551 - Arts Business and Finance
  • AAP 552 - Arts Marketing and Analysis
  • AAP 585 - Legal Issues in Arts Management
  • AAP 560 - Managing Arts Spaces
  • AAP 512 or AAP 513 - Final Project or Thesis Guidance
  • 12 elective credits (Suggested electives include VS 501: Intro to Visual Theory and one of VS 570: Global Modernisms, AHI 548: History of Photography, VS 550: Art and Psychoanalysis)

Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 53


Additional Undergraduate Degree Requirements Include:


  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • 12 undergraduate elective credits

Total Undergraduate Credits Required: 105


Total Credits Required for Graduate Degree: 39


Total Credits Required for Graduation: 144


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements


Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.500 in art courses.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer art courses taken elsewhere; however, the department accepts no more than 18 credit hours of appropriate art courses toward the major requirements. 

Program Distinction


A student in this major is eligible for Program Distinction upon degree conferral if the criteria are met. Criteria are found under Academic Honors in the Policy and Procedure section of this Catalog. Program Distinction is noted on the official transcript.

Curricular Plan


A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

First Year Fall


Total Credits: 15-16


First Year Spring


Total Credits: 16-17


Second Year Fall


Total Credits: 16


Second Year Spring


Total Credits: 16


Third Year Fall


Total Credits: 16


Third Year Spring


  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Art Studio Elective: 300 Level Credits: 3
  • Art Studio Elective: 300 Level Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 18


Fourth Year Fall


  • AAP 552 - Arts Marketing & Analysis Credits: 3
  • AAP 501SEM - Why Manage the Arts? Credits: 3
  • Art Studio Elective: 300/400 Level Credits: 3
  • AHI or ART Elective 300/400 Level Credits: 3
  •  AAP 551: Arts Business and Finance
  • Credits: 1

Total Credits: 16


Fourth Year Spring


  • AAP 509SEM - Research in Arts Mgmt Credits: 3
  • AAP 511TUT - Fieldwork in Arts Mgmt Credits: 3
  • AAP 585SEM - Legal Issues in Arts Mgmt Credits: 3
  • Grad Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 12


Fifth Year Fall


  • AAP 508SEM - Arts/Cul Pol & Diplomacy Credits: 3
  • AAP 560TUT - Managing Arts Spaces Credits: 3
  • Grad Elective Credits: 3
  • VS 501SEM - Intro to Visual Studies Credits: 3

Total Credits: 12


Fifth Year Spring


  • AAP 512TUT - Project Guidance Credits: 3
  • Grad Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 6


Total Credits Required: 144


Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge of:

  • A broad, applied knowledge of fundamental strategies, and methods of contemporary art-making.
  • A facility with a specific set of tools and/or techniques of artistic or design production.
  • How to deepen their creative intellect and artistic problem-solving skills.
  • How to acquire critical discursive skills, for presenting their work, explaining their concepts and critically engaging the work of others.
  • How to acquire analytical skills to enable them to access (latent and manifest) meanings in visual images. They will develop a visual literacy.
  • How to acquire a solid understanding of the roles of art and visual culture in a particular historical period and/or world culture.
  • Identify, recall, and reproduce elements of critical arts management and cultural policy theory and practice.
  • Comprehend, explain, and discuss critical arts management and cultural policy theory and practice
  • Interpret, employ, and apply critical arts management and cultural policy theory and practice.
  • Critically understand and analyze the presuppositions implicit while considering arts management and cultural policy models
  • Identify and solve complex, interdisciplinary problems and tensions that are inherent in the areas of arts management and cultural policy making
  • Develop, contextualize, and implement creative arts management solutions

 

(HEGIS: 10.02 , CIP50.0702 Fine/Studio Arts, General)

 

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