2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Art, cont'd

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Major in Art

Courses Credits

General Education Requirements
(See page 73) Students should consult with their advisors to determine if specific courses in General Education also satisfy requirements in this major.
NOTE:  A grade of “C” or higher is mandatory in all Art courses satisfying major and minor requirements

Admittance to Degree Candidacy
All students initially enter as Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) candidates.  Students interested in earning the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A.) must apply for candidacy and undergo a portfolio and transcript review no later than the end of the first half of the degree program.  Students not admitted to the B.F.A. program in their first application may continue as B.A. candidates or may reapply to the B.F.A. program the following semester.

31
Required Art Courses
*ARTH 150 Introduction to Art History 3
ARTH 321 Renaissance and Baroque Art 3
ARTH 342 Modern Art 3
ARTH 352 Visual Theory and Criticism 3
ARTH 451 Contemporary Art 3
*ARTZ 105 Visual Language-Drawing 3
ARTZ 106 Visual Language-2-D Foundations 3
ARTZ 108 Visual Language-3-D Foundations 3
ARTZ 209 Introduction to Professional Practices 1
ARTZ 211 Drawing I 4
ARTZ 221 Painting I 4
ARTZ 231 Ceramics I 4
ARTZ 251 Sculpture I 4
ARTZ 258 New Media I 4
ARTZ 271 Printmaking I
OR ARTZ 273 Printmaking I-Lithography
4
ARTZ 284 Photography I-Techniques and Processes 4
ARTZ 406 Gallery Professional Practices 3
ARTZ 409 Advanced Professional Practices. 1
ARTZ 499 Senior Project/Capstone 1
Total 58
Restricted Art Electives
Select one course froem this group:
ARTH 435 Art of the United States 3
ARTH 436 The History of Women in Art 3
ARTH 439 American Indian Art 3
ARTH 455 Art and the Environment 3
ARTH 494 Seminar/Workshop (Art History) 3
Total Restricted Art Electives 3
Upper Division Studio Art
Twenty-eight hours of upper division studio art credits to include a minimum of 16 credits in one Area of Concentration (Ceramics, New Media, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture).
28
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval. 6
Total minimum credits required for degree 120

NOTE:  ARTH 150 and ARTZ 105 double count in General Education and the major, so the credits total 120.

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

There is a lab fee for most studio classes, payable at registration.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; others are offered only in alternate years.  Students should check course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Art
This sample schedule is a suggested plan for students to follow in completing the Bachelor of Arts Major in Art.  Students may not be able to follow the plan exactly.  Students must consult with their advisors to plan classes before registering each term.

First Year F S
ARTZ 106 3  
ARTZ 108   3
ARTZ 105 3  
ARTH 150   3
WRIT 101 3  
General Education 6 9
Totals 15 15
Second Year F S
ARTZ 209 1  
ARTZ 211 4  
ARTZ 221    4
ARTZ 231 4  
ARTZ 251    4
ARTZ 258   4
ARTZ 271 or 273    4
ARTZ 284 4  
ARTH 321 3  
Totals 16  16 
Third Year F S
ARTH 352 3  
ARTH 342   3
Area of Concentration Art Studio Upper Division 4 4
Art Studio Upper Division 4  
General Education 4 6
ARTZ 406   3
Totals 15 16
Fourth Year F S
ARTZ 409 1  
ARTZ 499   1
Area of Concentration Art Studio Upper Division 4 4
Art Studio Upper Division 4 4
ART 400-level History 3  
ARTH 451   3
Totals 12 12

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