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Bachelor of Fine Arts

To view the core curriculum General Education Requirements, click HERE.

This program of studies is designed to prepare students to work professionally in an art field or to study at the advanced level at a graduate or professional school. Students complete coursework focused on a concentrated subject area.

The student must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all art courses (AR) and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in all art courses (AR) required for the Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art major.

At least 45 hours in courses numbered 300 or above must be completed for the degree.

In addition to the following courses, all art majors are required to complete the course AR 225 - Art History I as part of the General Education Requirements.

Art Major Requirements:

Fifty-seven hours of art courses

AR 101     Basic Drawing (3)
AR 102     Two Dimensional Design (3)
AR 103     Three Dimensional Design (3)
AR 322     Life Drawing (3)
AR 235     Art History II (3)
AR 323     Sculpture I (3)
AR  345    20th Century Art History: 1880-1945     or      AR 355 Art Since 1945 (3)
AR ___     Upper-Level Art History Elective (3)

            AND

Choose 4 courses from below (12 hours):

AR 302     Glass Forming I (3)
AR 305     Intro to Digital Imaging (3)
AR 309     Engraving I (3)
AR 310     Painting I (3)
AR 313     Printmaking I (3)
AR 314     Ceramics I (3)
AR 315     Photography I (3)
AR 501     Advanced Drawing (3)

Approved Art Electives, 300+ level (9)

Other Approved Art Electives (12)

All art majors must satisfactorily complete AR 099 - Art Forum every semester, up to 8 semesters.

AR 095 - First Year Experience and AR 098 - Mid-Program Portfolio Review are required for all art majors.

COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CONCENTRATIONS:

Ceramics (18 hours)
AR 316     Ceramics II (3)
AR 496     Projects in Ceramics (6)
AR 595     Advanced Studio - Ceramics (6)
AR 303     Sculpture II (3)

Engraving Arts (18 hours)
AR 309      Engraving I (3)
AR 329      Engraving II (3)
AR 409      Projects in Engraving (6)
AR 595      Advanced Studio - Engraving (6)

Glass (18 hours)
AR 302     Glass Forming I (3)
AR 312     Glass Forming II (3)
AR 412     Projects in Glass Forming (9)
AR 595     Advanced Studio - Glass (3)

Graphic Design (18 hours)
AR 240     Graphic Design Processes (3)
AR 340     Type & Design (3)
AR 341     Graphic Design Systems (3)
AR 440     Advanced Typography (3)
AR 441     Art Direction (3)
AR 540     Senior Project / Senior Portfolio (3)

Painting (18 hours)
AR 330     Painting II (3)
AR 411     Painting III (3)
AR 491     Projects in Painting (9)
AR 501     Advanced Drawing (3)

Photography (18 hours)
AR 315     Photography I (3)
AR 317     Photography II (3)
AR 320     Photography III (3)
AR 321     Photography IV (3)
AR 495     Art Projects - Photography (3)
AR 595     Advanced Studio - Photography (3)

Printmaking (18 hours)
AR 326     Printmaking II (3)
AR 497     Projects in Printmaking (9)
AR 501     Advanced Drawing (3)
AR 595     Advanced Studio - Printmaking(3)

Sculpture (18 hours)
AR 333     Sculpture II (3)
AR 493     Projects in Sculpture (9)
AR 595     Advanced Studio - Sculpture (3)
Additionally, an approved 3 hour, 300+ level studio elective in a field other than sculpture is required for this concentration.