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2011 - 2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011 - 2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.F.A.


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The Bachelor of Fine Arts program provides a comprehensive education for the professional artist and prepares students for entry into Master of Fine Arts Degree programs.

A portfolio review for all Bachelor of Fine Arts students is administered each academic year during spring semester by a Department of Art faculty jury appointed by the department chairperson. Bachelor of Fine Arts students must satisfactorily complete the annual portfolio review with a minimum score of 2.5. All students, including students who transfer into the B.F.A. Program from other degree options and transfer students, must pass the portfolio review the year before they graduate to be eligible to participate in the exit review. To be eligible for the degree, a student must earn a satisfactory score of 2.5 or more in an exit review consisting primarily of work in the student’s area of specialization. After passing an exit review, the student will then hang the work in the B.F.A. exhibition. The Art Department faculty will give final approval/disapproval after the B.F.A. exhibition is hung. B.F.A. art majors must complete a concentration in either two-dimensional (2-D) or three-dimensional (3-D) studio, or graphic design courses. Students in any concentration within the art department must receive a grade of C or better in any course that counts toward the major.

B.F.A. Degree with Studio Art Concentration


Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)


For more information see Core Curriculum .

Studio Courses (24-30 credits)


  • Eighteen semester hours of studio courses in area of concentration (either 2-D or 3-D).* (18 credits)

Within this area of concentration, the students must select an area of specialization and take at least 12 of the 18 hours in that specialization. Two dimensional areas of specialization include drawing (drawing must include 12 hours beyond the core requirement of 12 hours of drawing), digital fine art (includes animation and video art), painting (includes watercolor and photography). Three-dimensional areas of specialization include sculpture, ceramics, and jewelry.

  • Six semester hours of studio courses not in area of concentration. (6 credits)

General Electives (if needed) (0-11 credits)


Students should consult their advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 hours required for graduation.

Total Credits Needed for Degree (120)


B.F.A. Degree with Graphic Design Concentration


Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)


For more information see Core Curriculum .

Additional requirements (6 credits)


Six additional semester hours of courses in any Studio, PHIL 380 . Aesthetics, and/or Art History except ART 111 .

General Electives (5-7 credits)


Students should consult their advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 hours required for graduation.

Total Credits Needed for Degree (120)


Major Grade Point Average


The GPA in the major is calculated from required courses with an ART prefix, except ART 111 .

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