Department of Art
Michael Baggarly, program coordinator
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 82 semester hours in art-related courses including
- 24 hours of major core courses including ART 1610 , ART 1620 , ART 1630 , ART 1640 , ART 1920 , ART 1930 and two upper-division art history courses;
- 19 hours chosen from a primary studio (18 hours from ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture) plus ART 3110 ;
- 27 hours of guided electives consisting of
- Studio electives: 9 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: 9 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.
- Secondary studio: 9 hours (one entry-level course from 3 of the following areas that are not represented by the Primary Studio Category: ceramics, printmaking, painting, or sculpture).
- 12 hours Auxiliary Studio including ART 2310 , ART 3000 , ART 3610 , PHOT 2050 .
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
*Students who count ART 1920 as a Humanities/Fine Arts credit must choose one additional art course.