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Art Major (ART)

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Required: 128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:
Design (including Ceramics & Photography), U111
Painting (including Drawing & Printmaking), U113
Sculpture, U115

The B.F.A. program allows a more intense concentration in studio work than is available in a B.A. program. Because of the number of required courses, junior transfers cannot expect to complete a B.F.A. program in two years.

Program Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Fine Arts (GFA)
required: ART 100 or 101

3

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements

Core studio courses for major concentrations may be closed to students who are not enrolled in a degree program full-time.

Core Courses for all Concentrations

  1. ART 100* or 101*
  2. Four art history courses above 100 level
  3. Art 120, 140, 150, 220, 221

*ART 100 or 101 satisfies GFA.

Design Concentration

  1. ART 120, 140, 150, 220, 221, 241, 285, 347, and select two from the following: 340, 341, 344.
  2. Design courses from those numbered in 280s, 340s, 370s, 380s, 390s, 440s, 470s, 480s, or 490s: 12 s.h.
  3. Advanced design courses from those numbered in 440s, 480s, 490s, 540s, or 529: 6 s.h.
  4. Art or related electives: 9 s.h. (recommended but not required: choose from 300 level or above)

Painting Concentration

  1. ART 120, 140, 150, 220, 221, 232, 321, 322, 335, 337, 482
  2. Printmaking: 6 s.h.
  3. Art or related electives: 9 s.h. (recommended but not required: choose from 300-level or above)

Sculpture Concentration

  1. ART 120, 140, 150, 220, 221, 252 or 253, 281, 322, 348, 353, 355, 356, 481
  2. Art or related electives: 9 s.h. (recommended but not required: choose from 300 level or above)

IV Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 128 semester hours required for the degree.