Sep 20, 2018  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog

Art, Studio Concentration, B.F.A.


Department of Art and Design  
615-898-2455
Michael Baggarly, program coordinator
Michael.Baggarly@mtsu.edu

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.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Art, Studio, B.F.A., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


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:

  • ART 1920

Major Requirements (58 hours)


Majors must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in the major.

Foundation (18 hours)


Studio Foundations (12 hours)


Studio Emphasis (16 hours)


  • Selected from a single studio area in ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture 15 credit hours
  • ART 3110 - Senior Studio 1 credit hour

Upper-Division Art History (6 hours)


Studio/Art Electives (18 hours)


  • Selected from entry- and upper-level courses in one or more of the following areas: art history, book arts and letterpress, ceramics, computer art, drawing, graphic design, interactive 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.

Freshman Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Freshman Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Sophomore Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Fall


  • Natural Science 4 credit hours
  • Studio Emphasis 6 credit hours
  • Studio/Art elective 3 credit hours
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 16 Hours


Junior Spring


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Senior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Spring


Subtotal: 13 Hours


NOTE:


*Students who count ART 1920  as a Humanities/Fine Arts credit must choose one additional art course.