Department of Art
The B.F.A. program is designed for those who wish to work professionally as artists in art-related fields and/or work toward a graduate degree (M.F.A.). All students pursuing a major in Art are required to complete the General Education requirements as specified by the department. Students should consult with their advisors each semester in order to plan their schedule of courses.
Students electing the Studio concentration choose a studio emphasis from ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. Students in the Studio concentration must take 3 to 6 hours in directed problems leading to a senior exhibit. This is listed in the course descriptions as Level VI in each area.
The Studio concentration requires the completion of a minimum of 79 semester hours in art-related courses including
- 30 hours of major core courses: ART 1610 , ART 1620 , ART 1630 , ART 1640 , ART 1910 , ART 1920 , ART 1930 ; PHIL 4100 ; and two upper-division art history courses;
- 18 hours from a single studio area: Levels I, II, III, IV, V, and VI chosen from ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture;
- 22 hours of guided electives consisting of
- Studio electives: 10 hours selected from entry- and upper-level courses in one or more of the following studio areas: book arts, ceramics, computer art, drawing, graphic design, interactive design, printmaking, painting, and sculpture.
- Art electives: 12 hours selected from entry- and upper-level courses in one or more of the following areas: book arts, ceramics, computer art, drawing, graphic design, printmaking, painting, art history, sculpture, and multimedia. Courses should be relevant to the student’s area of emphasis.
- Art emphasis: 9 hours selected from entry- and upper-level courses in one of the following areas: book arts, ceramics, graphic design, printmaking, painting, and sculpture.
Studio Portfolio Review
Candidates for the B.F.A. degree with a Studio concentration must sign up for and submit representative samples of their coursework to a Studio Portfolio Review and appear in person to discuss their progress toward the B.F.A. This will take place at the first scheduled Studio Portfolio Review that is immediately prior to or immediately following the students’ successful completion of ART 1610 , ART 1620 , ART 1630 , ART 1640 , two art history courses, and four studio courses.
Curriculum: Art, Studio
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
Total hours in program: 120