Department of Art and Design
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.
General Education (41 hours)
General Education requirements include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
The following General Education course is recommended for this major:
Major Requirements (55 hours)
Majors must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in the major.
Primary Studio (19 hours)
- Selected from a single studio area in ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture 18 credit hours
- ART 3110 - Senior Studio 1 credit hour
Secondary Studio (9 hours)
- Selected from entry-level courses in three of the following areas: ceramics, printmaking, painting, sculpture
Auxiliary Studio (12 hours)
Upper-Division Art History (6 hours)
Studio 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, interactive design, printmaking, painting, sculpture
Art Electives (9 hours)
- Selected from entry- and upper-level courses in one or more of the following areas: art history, book arts, ceramics, computer art, drawing, graphic design, printmaking, painting, sculpture
Total hours in program: 120
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.
*Students who count ART 1920 as a Humanities/Fine Arts credit must choose one additional art course.