May 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Major, B.F.A.


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All students entering the department wishing to pursue the B.F.A. in Art or the B.F.A. in Communication Design will be admitted under the B.A. in Art. Entrance into the B.F.A. programs is contingent on passing a formal portfolio review upon completing 21 credits in ART, CDES, or ARTH, inclusive of the 18 hours of foundations courses required for all students in the department. Students must earn a minimum of a 2.75 G.P.A. in this coursework in the major at the time of portfolio review and have completed the Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy General Studies requirements.

A grade of ”C-” or better is required in each required course before progressing to subsequent courses. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. Students pursuing the B.F.A. in Art degree choose one of the following emphases: ceramics, drawing, jewelry and metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. Students wishing to obtain the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design or the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education should consult the catalog description for those degrees.

The B.F.A. in Art is an extended major; no minor is required. Art majors who elect to  take a minor may not minor in Studio Art. Students who are not admitted to the B.F.A. degree and who continue in the B.A. in Art must select a minor. Art majors who minor in Art History, Theory and Criticism, Digital Media, or Industrial Design should be aware that coursework used to meet requirements for the major may not be used to meet requirements for a minor. Art History, Theory and Criticism is a distinct academic discipline from Art, Art Education, or Communication Design, although all reside within the Department of Art and share common foundational requirements.


Foundation courses are prerequisites for upper-division courses within the studio program. Check each course description for specific prerequisites or corequisites.

Post-foundation Courses Required for all B.F.A. in Art Majors


Studio Emphasis


Complete 9 credits in one of the studio areas listed below:

Two-dimensional Studio Areas

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking

Three-dimensional Studio Areas

  • Ceramics
  • Jewelry
  • Sculpture

Complete an additional 6 credits on a complementary studio area. If the emphasis is in a two-dimensional area, the complementary area would be one of the three-dimensional areas; if the emphasis is in a three-dimensional area, the complementary area would be one of the two-dimensional areas.

Students must take at least two intermediate studio courses: one in the emphasis and one in the complementary studio area. Complete at least 15 credit hours in courses designated as Integrated Media.

Complete at least 12 additional hours in ART courses, at least 6 of which must be upper division.

At least 33 upper-division credits hours in the major are required.


Please see the sections below for courses in each emphasis.

Totals

Total for the Major: 78

  • Foundation: 18
  • Post-foundation Requirements: 18
  • Studio Emphasis: 9
  • Complementary Area: 6
  • Integrated Media: 15
  • Art Electives: 12

General Studies: 33

Electives: 9

Total for the Degree: 120

*The multicultural requirement may be satisfied by taking an approved multicultural course in General Studies, in the major, or as an elective. ARTH 3300 or ARTH 3360 (CHS 3025) may be taken for the multicultural requirement, but will not satisfy the upper division art history elective requirement for the B.F.A. in Art, the B.F.A. In Art Education, or the B.F.A. in Communication Design degrees.

Studio Emphases: Two-Dimensional


Drawing Emphasis


The following courses are required for the emphasis:

Painting Emphasis


The following courses are required for the emphasis:

Photography Emphasis


The following courses are required for the emphasis:

Printmaking Emphasis


The following courses are required for the emphasis:

Studio Emphases: Three-Dimensional


Ceramics Emphasis


The following courses are required for the emphasis:

Jewelry Emphasis


The following courses are required for the emphasis:

Sculpture Emphasis


The following courses are required for the emphasis:

Integrated Media Courses


The Art Department offers a pool of interdisciplinary, thematic-based courses under the designation “integrated media.” These courses explore new approaches and technologies, and cross the boundaries between media. The B.F.A. in Art requires 15 credits of integrated media courses, and all students are encouraged to take advantage of these innovative offerings.

The following courses are designated as integrated media:

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