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  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Art Major - Bachelor of Fine Arts (85 hours)


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This degree is designed for qualified students who intend to become professional artists or pursue graduate study in art. Art majors must make application to a departmental committee for admission to B.F.A. candidacy in a specific area of emphasis after completing 30 hours in art and one semester residency in the school.

Areas of emphasis: Ceramics, Metals/Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Photography and Intermedia, Printmedia, and Sculpture. Art Education students who are also BFA candidates must complete the requirements of one of the studio areas of emphasis in addition to the certification requirements of the College of Education and Human Development and the art education sequence in the School of Art: ART 2520, 3520, 4520, and 5520.

The requirements of the art curriculum of the College of Fine Arts have to be satisfied. Eighty-five hours in art satisfy both the major and the minor requirements of this curriculum and are distributed as follows:

Basic Studies Requirement (12 hours)


Art History Requirement (12 to 15 hours)


Two additional Art History courses at the 3000- or 4000-level, or at the 5000-level with permission of instructor (6 to 9 hours)

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement (3 hours)


Studio Emphasis (21 to 31 hours)


Areas include: Ceramics, Metals/Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Photography and Intermedia, Printmedia, and Sculpture.

Emphasis in Ceramics


Emphasis in Metals/Jewelry


Emphasis in Painting


Emphasis in Printmedia


  • Printmaking Elective 2000-3000 level Credits: 3 hours

Emphasis in Sculpture


Art Electives (21 to 34 hours)


Electives and required art courses must be determined in consultation with a faculty advisor within the studio area of emphasis. Three (3) hours of non-Western Art History may be applied to the elective requirement in certain emphases, with advisor approval.

Graduation Presentation (3 hours)


Grading Requirement


Art majors and minors receiving a grade below a “C” in a required course must repeat the course.

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