SOVA | Studio Art
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Studio Art

OVERVIEW

The School of Visual Arts has a long history of offering studio classes in painting, sculpture, drawing and ceramics to both Studio Art majors and students from Visual Communication Design. The Studio Arts Program is looking to the future to prepare students for the digitally enhanced world by offering a range of classes in new media and creative technologies including, digital photography, digital video and visual effects, digital painting and 3D animation and modeling. The built-in flexibility of the studio curriculum encourages students to explore and develop their talents, interests and aspirations. The Studio Arts Program encourages innovative approaches to making art by exploring areas in which different media and disciplines might overlap or intersect. The Studio Arts Program fully equips the emerging artist with the tools to communicate ideas, and to explore expanded aesthetic possibilities, to discover new boundaries in artistic expression and to address the impact of art and creative technologies on our lived experience. The Studio Program invents the future from a solid experience in the traditions of studio practice.

 

The B.F.A. in Studio Arts is specially addressed to students who aim to continue their education as artists at the graduate level. A required entry portfolio review determines acceptance into The Studio Arts Program.

SENIOR STUDIO

90747  ART-4894 Senior Studio
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Senior Studio is the capstone course for students in the Studio Arts B.F.A. Program. Students prepare a coherent body of studio work under faculty supervision, culminating in an exhibition. Students also prepare a written document; thesis, catalog or other written forms relevant to the individual’s studio practice. Students must also participate in group critiques. The course extends over two semesters for a total of 6 credits at a maximum of 3H, 3C per semester. Senior standing and consent of department head required.

ADVISING

Advising at Virginia Tech is a collaborative process between the student and the advisor leading to the exchange of information that encourages the individual student to make responsible academic and career decisions.  SOVA supports the “I advise You decide” philosophy, as published by NACADA, the global professional organization for academic advising.

  • Students are required to meet with their primary advisor a minimum of one time each semester; more frequent visits are highly encouraged.
  • Students will find the name of their assigned academic advisor(s) on Hokie Spa.
  • Upon successful completion of portfolio review, students will also be assigned a faculty advisor in their specific area of study. The faculty advisor is an additional resource available to students and will assist with internship and career-related matters, supporting students as they prepare for professional advancement opportunities.

Why see an advisor?

Course request and scheduling, to complete a Pathways Planner (4-year plan), tracking of progress toward a degree, for resources and referrals regarding campus or community services, to review degree audit report, to be cleared for graduation, to discuss personal issues that may be impacting academic success, for clarification on policy or procedural information, to transfer credits to Virginia Tech from another institution, to add a 2nd major or a minor, to discuss issues causing missed classes, if you begin to struggle with a particular class or feel you are not being successful, for academic warning/probation/suspension advising, and more! The better informed your advisor is regarding your individual needs or situation, the more they are able to aid in your academic success.

Portfolio Review

In the Studio Arts, majors can choose a concentration from a variety of disciplines including animation, creative technologies, digital art, painting, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture.

 

The built-in flexibility of the studio curriculum encourages students to explore and develop their talents and interests. While specialization in the traditional sense is open to all majors, the school also encourages innovative approaches by exploring areas in which different media and disciplines overlap or intersect.

 

The BFA in Studio Arts is specially addressed to students who aim to continue their education as artists at the graduate level. A required entry portfolio review determines acceptance into Studio Arts.

Internal Transfer Students

 

Internal transfer students (students currently attending Virginia Tech) should contact the School of Visual Arts to discuss options and to be included on our waiting list (“Intend to Major List”). Our BFA programs are restricted majors and there is a waiting list for enrollment. The art history major is not restricted.

We offer a minor in art history, but we do not have a studio art or visual communication design minor at this time.

 

For more information, contact Ray Callahan, rcallah@vt.edu.

 

Prospective Transfer Students

 

NOTE TO TRANSFER APPLICANTS: Bachelor of Fine Arts programs are restricted majors at Virginia Tech. While many transfer students enter Virginia Tech with 30-60 credits, art students do not have all required foundation courses completed and will be placed in first-year art courses. This can significantly impact the number of semesters a student will be enrolled at Virginia Tech in order to complete a BFA degree.
 
Prospective transfer students must contact Tracey Drowne (tproco@vt.edu), Director of Academic Advising in the School of Visual Arts, to discuss a degree completion plan. Prospective students are asked to complete this advising meeting prior to accepting an offer of admission.
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