All students entering the department wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art, the B.F.A. in Art Education, or the B.F.A. in Communication Design are 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 ART, ARTH, CDES, and ARTE courses before progressing to subsequent courses. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. A grade of "C" or better is required for required classes in the School of Education. Students wishing to obtain the B.F.A. in Art or the B.F.A. in Communication Design should consult the catalog description for that degree.
The B.F.A. in Art Education 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.