CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2019  
CURRENT 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Art, BFA with Studio Emphasis

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Total number of hours for the program: 128.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the major.


Liberal Studies (42 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Entrance Requirements

The BFA is a focused pre-professional degree, leading to careers or graduate study in art and design. Students wishing to pursue the BFA must apply for entrance into the program by submitting a portfolio of digital images and a letter of application that describes their goals and interests in the fields of art and design. Students may apply as entering first year students, or in subsequent semesters, but they must pass the BFA Entrance Portfolio Review before completing 75 hours. At the time of application into the BFA, they must identify their concentration in one of the three areas: Studio Art, Graphic Design or Art Education.

Digital Portfolio:

Students will submit digital images of 8-10 original artworks that successfully incorporate principles and elements of 2D and 3D art and design. These examples should provide evidence of competency with tool usage, measuring, material handling, and presentation. Within this portfolio, students should include three to five analytical drawings demonstrating basic knowledge of perspective and proportion. This group of drawings should include some drawings made from direct observation. In addition the portfolio should include some work that evidences personal ideas and concept development. Detailed guidelines for portfolio preparation and submission are available at the School of Art & Design.

Major Requirements

Studio Emphasis (total of 30 hours)

Required Studio Emphasis (3 hours)

Studio Emphasis electives (27 hours)

Students should choose an additional 27 hours of studio courses at the junior-senior level:

Exploratory Studio Electives (21 hours)

Students should select 21 hours from studio courses offered at the 200 level or above:

General Electives (8 hours)

To complete the program, students should select eight hours of general electives. To satisfy the university requirement, 32 total hours must be at  the 300-400 level.

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