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BFA Degree Programs

BFA in Studio Art - Semesters

Program Overview The School of Art + Design offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Studio Art, with an emphasis in Ceramics, Painting + Drawing, Photography + Integrated Media, Printmaking, or Sculpture + Expanded Practice.

All students enter the program as Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) art majors and share common requirements in general academics, studio foundations, and art history. To become a studio art B.F.A. major, students must first complete the Foundations Program, take four 2000-level studio art courses, select a concentration area (ceramics, painting + drawing, photography + integrated media, printmaking, or sculpture + expanded practice), and submit a portfolio of studio work for review at the end of the sophomore year.

All B.F.A. studio areas require an exhibition of each student’s art work as the crowning event in achieving the degree. Student achievements are acknowledged through awards presented at student exhibitions, as well as through talent and academic scholarships. Scholarships are available to both incoming and continuing students.

Opportunities Upon Graduation Studio majors find success as professional artists or graphic designers, enter graduate schools, or work in related art and design fields.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements.


Admissions Information

•Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

•Change of Program Changes: No selective or limited admission requirements.

•External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

BFA in Studio Art Requirements Introductory Art History

Complete two of the following courses: (Art History courses fulfill Tier II requirements.)

•AH 2110 - History of Art I Credit Hours: 4.0

•AH 2120 - History of Art II Credit Hours: 4.0

•AH 2130 - History of World Art Credit Hours: 4.0

Art History 3000/4000-Level Courses

Complete two of the following courses:

•AH 3200 - Greek Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3210 - Roman Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3220 - Medieval Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3230 - Italian Renaissance Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3260 - Baroque and Rococo Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3270 - 19th-Century Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3310 - Pre-Columbian Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3320 - West African Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3400 - Asian Art History Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3410 - History of Chinese Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3420 - 20th-Century Art of China Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3430 - History of Japanese Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3500 - Principles of Architecture Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3510 - Ancient Architecture Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3520 - Medieval Architecture Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3530 - Renaissance and Baroque Arch Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3540 - 19th-21st Century Architecture Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3600 - Modernist Theory and Criticism Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 3610 - History of Photography Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4101 - Contemporary Art History Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4111 - Rep and Ther of Gender in Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4161 - Arts of Medieval China Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4171 - Arts of Early Modern China Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4180 - Contemporary Asian Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4190 - Visual Culture of China Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4221 - Romanesque and Gothic Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4241 - Northern Renaissance Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4250 - High Renaissance and Mannerism Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4331 - Central African Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4611 - 20th-Century Art Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4621 - Art and Theory Since 1945 Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4900 - Selected Topics in Art History Credit Hours: 3.0

•AH 4902 - Contemporary Theory/ Criticism Credit Hours: 3.0

Studio Art Foundations

Complete the following courses:

•ART 1200 - Description Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 1210 - Function Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 1220 - Image Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 1230 - Structure Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 1240 - Critical Perspectives Credit Hours: 3.0

Studio Art 2000-Level Courses

From the following list of courses, complete four. Two of the courses must be in your area of concentration; two courses are to be outside your area of concentration and can be topics courses.

•ART 2210 - Ceramics Hand Building Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2220 - Ceramics Wheel Throwing Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2310 - Contemporary Objects/Tradition Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2320 - Environments & Actions Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2330 - Casting Explorations Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2410 - Lithography/Monotype Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2420 - Etching/Relief Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2430 - Screen/Paper Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2510 - Graphic Design Principles Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2520 - Typography Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2710 - Traditional Practices Painting Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2720 - Experimental Drawing/ Painting Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2810 - Film Photography Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2820 - Digital Photography Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2900 - Special Topics in ART Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 2902 - Figure and Gender Credit Hours: 4.0

Studio Art 3000-Level Courses

From the following list of courses, complete one course in your area of concentration. In addition, complete three additional courses in any area of concentration or topics courses.

•ART 3210 - Advanced Ceramics Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3220 - Glaze Calculation & Materials Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3310 - Public Spheres and Tactics Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3320 - Content and Concept: Mat/Form Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3410 - Advanced Prints Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3420 - Papermaking Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3510 - Graphic Design Studio I Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3520 - Graphic Design Studio II Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3530 - Letterpress and Bookmaking Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3540 - Media Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3550 - Animation Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3710 - Advanced Painting Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3810 - Advanced Photography Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3820 - Photographic Arts Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 3900 - Studio Art Topics Credit Hours: 4.0

Studio Art 4000-Level Courses

Complete the following courses (minimum 8 hours each course):

•ART 4000 - Critique Community Credit Hours: 4.0

•ART 4900 - Special Topics in ART Credit Hours: 4.0

Studio Art Practicum/Thesis Tier III

Complete the following courses (will fulfill the Tier III requiremet):

•ART 4950 - Studio Art BFA Practicum Credit Hours: 2.0

•ART 4952 - Studio Art BFA Exhibit Credit Hours: 2.0