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Art (B.F.A.)

Students who want to pursue a B.F.A. degree will need to go through a B.F.A. Clearance. In order to qualify, students must complete or be currently enrolled in required art core courses (ART 1050 Basic Design, ART 1300 Drawing 1, and ART 2300 Drawing 2: Figure Drawing) as well as one introductory art history course, and introductory (1000-level) courses in both 2-D and 3-D media. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all art classes at the time of the review. The B.F.A. Clearance will be held concurrently with the annual portfolio review that is required for art majors. The art department faculty will evaluate the portfolio and inform the student of its decision to allow for time to plan schedules.


Foundation Courses 9 hours
Art Major (B.F.A., 73 hours)
ART 1050 Basic Design 3 hours
ART 1300 Drawing 1 3 hours
ART 2300 Drawing 2: Figure Drawing 3 hours
Art History, Theory & Criticism 16 hours
ARH 1010 Survey of Western Art History: Ancient to Medieval 4 hours
ARH 1020 Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century 4 hours
ARH 1030 Survey of Non-Western Art History: Ancient to the 21st Century 4 hours
Art History elective (must be 3000-level or 4000-level) 3 hours
ART 3000 Art Theory and Criticism 4 hours
Studio Courses 12 hours
2-D Courses — Select 6 hours from the following: 6 hours
ART 1100 Painting 1  
ART 1200 Introduction to Graphic and Web Design  
ART 1400 Printmaking 1  
ART 1500 Photography 1: Digital  
ART 2550 Photography II: Darkroom  
3-D Courses — Select 6 hours from the following: 6 hours
ART 1600 Ceramics 1  
ART 1700 Sculpture 1  
ART 1800 Metalsmithing 1  
 Art Electives 32 hours
Electives may include courses in studio, art history, aesthetics, and selected topics courses offered within the department. ART 1000 Art in the Elementary School and ART 2000 Art in the Secondary School may count as art electives for education students only. Must include completion to fourth level in one medium or to third level in two different media. If a student completes to the fourth level in one area, the transcript will note the area of emphasis.
Capstone Courses  4 hours
ART 3980 Junior Project 2 hours
ART 4980 Senior Capstone 2 hours