Oct 28, 2020  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog

Art, Studio Concentration, B.F.A.


Department of Art and Design  
615-898-2455
Nicholas Satinover, program coordinator
Nicholas.Satinover@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.

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
Major Requirements 79 hours
     Foundation    21 hours*
     Upper-Division Art History    6 hours
     Studio Concentration    27 hours
     Studio/Art Electives    21 hours
     Capstone    4 hours
Supporting Course 3 hours
TOTAL 120-123 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If courses for this program are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the program of study may be completed in 120 hours.

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 course required by the program meets General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (79 hours)


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

Foundation (21 hours)


Upper-Division Art History (6 hours)


Studio/Art Electives (21 hours)


  • Selected from 3000/4000-level courses in one or more of the following areas: art history, print media, ceramics, drawing, illustration, graphic design, interactive design, painting, sculpture and studio workshop.

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.

Transfer students who meet the criteria to undergo review (successful completion of ART 1610 , ART 1620 , ART 1630 , ART 1640 , ART 1650 , ART 1920 , ART 1930 , and 9 hours of Studio course work) will be evaluated by a committee of faculty; at which time they must pass the review or be directed to take further studio courses in order to meet the portfolio requirements and standards.

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


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Sophomore Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Fall


  • Natural Science 4 credit hours
  • Studio courses 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


  • 3 credit hours
  • Studio courses 3 credit hours
  • Studio/Art electives 6 credit hours
  • Upper-division Art history elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Spring


Subtotal: 13 Hours