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ARCHIVED 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Art, BFA with an Emphasis in Studio Art

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Total number of hours for the program: 120.

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

Liberal Studies Hours (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 can declare the BFA as a major but must submit a portfolio of digital images and a letter of application that describes their goals and interests in the fields of art and design and must pass the BFA Entrance Portfolio Review before completing 80 hours. At the time of application portoflio for the BFA, students 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 12 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 (9 hours)

Studio Emphasis electives (21 hours)

Students should choose an additional 21 hours of studio courses at the junior-senior level:

Exploratory Studio Electives (18 hours)

Students should select 18 hours from studio courses offered at the 200 level or above:

General Electives (6 hours)

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

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