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  Feb 19, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Visual Arts, B.F.A.


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The B.F.A. degrees are the nationally accepted professional degrees in visual arts. These degrees are restricted and carry a high level of expected growth and involvement on the student’s part. B.F.A. students are not required to earn a minor outside of the visual arts, so spend more time studying in studios. All students seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual arts must complete the 12-credit-hour core plus one of the 9 tracks listed here: art history, drawing, integrative media, new media art, painting, photography, spatial arts (ceramics and sculpture), spatial and new media arts, or visual communication design. Upon completion of 60 semester hours* in the university and 27 semester hours in art, students who intend to apply for admission to the B.F.A. degree option should register for ART 299 Portfolio Review (0 credits) . Students must have a 2.5 university GPA or higher to be accepted into the B.F.A. program and must maintain this minimum overall GPA to graduate with a B.F.A. degree from the program.

♦  Indicates prerequisite.

Degree Requirements (12 credits)


Foreign language requirement (12 credits)


  • four semesters or high school equivalent in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, or Spanish

Electives (9 credits)


  • Select 9 credit hours of electives from anthropology, history, philosophy, and religion. (Consult with advisor regarding appropriate courses; other courses are available upon approval)

Total Credits 76


Total Credits 76


Total Credits 76


Integrative Media Track (64 credits)


Integrative Media is for the student whose work combines two or more media. To pass into this track, a student must show evidence of this approach during the Portfolio Review.

Special admission requirements: To apply, submit a letter to the professors/area coordinators in the disciplines to be integrated a minimum of 2 weeks before Portfolio Review explaining the rationale for why the Integrative Media emphasis is the appropriate track for study.

If the student is accepted, an Integrative Media Track Committee will be created composed of two or three appropriate faculty members chosen by the student and the Portfolio Review Committee by the end of the semester of the student’s Portfolio Review. This committee, in consultation with the student, will develop a course of study appropriate to the development of the student’s work. This must be approved by the Visual Arts program head.

Total Credits 76


Painting Track (64 credits)


Total Credits 76


Total Credits 76


Total Credits 76


Advanced Studies (6 credits)


Take 6 credit hours in the following courses (one course in conjunction with ART 497 )

Total Credits 76


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