2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2021  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived 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 75 credit hours in the major, including foundation, skills core, studio specialization and five art history courses. Specializations include painting, sculpture, ceramics, print media, fibers and new media design. 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.

 

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: 75

A. Core in Art Studio: 18 credit hours


Drawing Foundation


Design Foundation


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


Select Either:


C. B.F.A. Field Course: One 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; Weaving: ATS 205, 305 and 405; 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: Nine 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).

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 125

Example of the B.F.A. in Art Studio (BFAS) over four years


First Year


Second Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • ATS skills core
  • ATS skills core
  • Foreign language
  • GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • ATS skills core
  • ATS specialization
  • ATS elective
  • GE course

Third Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • ATS specialization
  • ATS elective
  • ATH upper division WRIT
  • GE course
  • GE course

Spring Total credit hours: 17


  • ATS specialization
  • ATH upper division WRIT
  • GE course
  • GE course

Fourth Year


Fall Total credit hours: 15


  • ATH upper division
  • Art elective
  • ATT 490 - Thesis I
  • GE course
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15


  • ATT 490 - Thesis II
  • ATS elective
  • ATS elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

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