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SUNY Cortland    
 
    
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Art Studio: Bachelor of Fine Arts [BFA_BFAS]


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The B.F.A. is an intensive degree program in studio art, intended for students who plan to pursue a professional career in art or to prepare for specialized graduate study, in particular the master of fine arts. The degree requires 73 credit hours in the major, including foundation, skills core, studio specialization and five art history courses. Specializations include ceramics, fibers, new media design, painting, print media and sculpture.

The culminating experience is the two-semester senior thesis project. A cohesive body of work is developed from concept to exhibition, accompanied by written abstract and oral presentation. One semester of foreign language or equivalent is required. Admission to the B.F.A. program is by portfolio review. For more information about this program, contact the Art and Art History Department .

Career Potential

Artists, designers and educators in ceramics, fiber arts, painting, print media, sculpture, new media design and graphic design.

Total credit hours in the major: 73

A. Core in Art Studio: 18 credit hours


Drawing Foundation


Design Foundation


B. Exposure and Skills Core in Art Studio: 15 credit hours


Select One


Select Either


C. B.F.A. Field Course: 1 credit hour


D. Studio Art Media Specialization Courses: 15 credit hours


Media Specialization: 9 credit hours

Select nine credit hours from one of the following specialization areas: Painting: ATS 203, 303 and 403; Ceramics: ATS 204, 304 and 404; Fibers: ATS 208, 308 and 408; Sculpture: ATS 206, 306 and 406; New Media: ATS 240, 241, 330, 340, 342, 343 and 440; Print Media: ATS 207, 209, 307, 309, 316 and 407.

Thesis: 6 credit hours

E. Art Studio Electives: 9 credit hours


Nine additional ATS credit hours at the 200 level or above.

F. Art History Foundation and Advanced Courses: 15 credit hours


Art History Foundation: 6 credit hours


Art History Advanced Courses: 9 credit hours


Nine additional ATH hours including one ATH course at the 300-level or above. Three of the nine credits must be ATH writing intensive (WRIT).

G. Art History Elective: 3 credit hours


Art history elective

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124 credit hours


Example of the B.F.A. in Art Studio [BFAS] over four years


 Link to Foreign Language  

Total credit hours for semester: 14


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 17


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


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