Transfer Pathway

Art

Degree programs

Studio Arts BA

About Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways are designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State college and transfer to a Minnesota State university to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

If you complete a Transfer Pathway degree program at a Minnesota State college and are admitted to Metropolitan State, you will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor’s degree.

Curriculum

After you finish a curriculum of lower-division credits (and become an admitted Metro student), you’ll complete your four-year degree with upper-division credits from Metropolitan State University. Degree requirements—and any eligibility criteria some programs have in addition to university admissions—are found on each program’s page.

After you finish a curriculum of lower-division credits (and become an admitted Metro student), you’ll complete your four-year degree with upper-division credits from Metropolitan State University. Degree requirements—and any eligibility criteria some programs have in addition to university admissions—are found on each program’s page.

Semester 1: 16 credits

  • ARTS 300: Museums and Galleries (4 credits)
  • ARTS 3XX: Arts Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)

Note: ARTS 301, 320 and 360I may be repeated twice as long as the subtitles are different.  Minors, such as Digital Media and Technical Communications, are encouraged (but not required). 

Semester 2: 16 credits

  • ARTS 3XX: Arts Elective (4 credits)
  • ARTS 3XX: Arts Elective (4 credits)
  • RIGR Requirement* (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)

Note: Students must satisfy the Racial Issues Graduation Requirement (RIGR) when planning their schedules. Internships at area arts organizations and businesses are encouraged (but not required).

Semester 3: 16 credits

  • ARTS 400: Capstone Seminar (4 credits)
  • ARTS 3XX: Arts Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)

Note: ARTS 400, Capstone Seminar, is only offered in the fall and must be taken during a student’s final year.  Remember that 40 credits of Liberal Studies must be upper division (300 level and above).

Semester 4: 12 credits

  • ARTS 3XX: Arts Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)
  • General Elective (4 credits)

Note: All Studio Arts majors participate in the Student Salon this semester at The Gordon Parks Gallery.  This is a professional development exercise (0 credits are awarded).


*RIGR = Racial Issues Graduation Requirement

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