Nov 17, 2018
Total number of hours for the Program: 128.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the major.
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 of Art and Design classes. 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 3-5 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.
Required Major Courses (21 hours)
Professional Education Sequence (26 hours)
Exploratory Art Electives (27 hours)
Students should take nine courses (27 hours) from the following list. Six hours of exploratory art electives must be taken at the junior-senior (300-400) level.
- ART 231 - Life Drawing Credits: 3
- ART 233 - Introductory Painting Credits: 3
- ART 234 - Introductory Printmaking Credits: 3
- ART 241 - Introductory Sculpture Credits: 3
- ART 251 - Introductory Ceramics Credits: 3
- ART 270 - Communication Design Credits: 3
- ART 271 - Interactive Media Credits: 3
- ART 330 - Drawing II Credits: 3, R12
- ART 333 - Painting II Credits: 3, R12
- ART 334 - Printmaking II Credits: 3, R12
- ART 342 - Sculpture II Credits: 3, R12
- ART 351 - Ceramics II Credits: 3, R12
- ART 359 - Introductory Book Arts Credits: 3
- ART 371 - Graphic Design I Credits: 3
- ART 372 - Introductory Photography Credits: 3
- ART 374 - Typography I Credits: 3
- ART 377 - Painting III Credits: 3
- ART 380 - Ceramics III Credits: 3
- ART 381 - Sculpture III Credits: 3
- ART 433 - Painting IV Credits: 3, R12
- ART 434 - Problems in Printmaking Credits: 3, R12
- ART 440 - Advanced Drawing Credits: 3, R12
- ART 443 - Sculpture IV Credits: 3, R12
- ART 451 - Problems in Ceramics Credits: 3, R12
- ART 452 - Problems in Sculpture Credits: 3, R9
- ART 453 - Problems in Painting Credits: 3, R9
- ART 455 - Photography II Credits: 3
- ART 459 - Book Arts II Credits: 3, R12
- ART 460 - Motion Graphics I Credits: 3
- ART 466 - Problems in Book Arts Credits: 3, R9
- ART 472 - Photography III Credits: 3, R12
- ART 477 - Tilemaking Credits: 3, R9
- ART 480 - Experimental Studio Credits: 3, R12
- ART 481 - Independent Study in Studio Art Credits: 1-6, R12
- ART 493 - Topics in Art Credits: 1-4, R12
- ART 494 - Art Honors Studio Credits: 3, R6
Upper-level Art History Electives (3 hours)
Students myst take three hours must be taken at the junior-senior level selected from the following:
General Electives (9 hours)
To complete the degree, students should select nine hours of general electives (from any junior-senior level course).