Michael Drought, Director, 2000 Jenkins Fine Arts Center
Course Limitations Prior to Portfolio Review
For the BA degree and BFA art education degree, up to two courses beyond the survey in the selected area may be taken before a portfolio submission is required, for the BA degree in general studio, there is no limitation. For the BFA degree, up to four courses beyond the survey in the selected area may be taken before a portfolio submission is required. Students will not be accepted into specific concentrations after completing the above number of courses. Exceptions are by administrative decision only.
Transfer Student Information
Students wishing to transfer art credits after acceptance to East Carolina University (See Section 2, Admission and Readmission, Transfer ) must have their course work evaluated for transfer credit. In order to determine the appropriate application of art course credit to degree requirements at ECU, the School of Art and Design (SOAD) will evaluate each art course according to the following:
- Art courses for which transfer credit is requested must be listed on the School of Art and Design transcript form. The items to be included are title of the course, number of the course, semester or quarter credit hours, and full name of instructor.
- A catalog or copies of appropriate pages describing the transfer course must be submitted.
- For foundation credit, examples of work or digital documentation showing all studio projects completed must be submitted.
- For upper-level credit, a minimum of six and a maximum of fifteen examples of work or slides for each studio course to be evaluated must be submitted. These examples should show the entire range of projects completed in each course. Each item or slide must be labeled to identify the class in which it was produced.
- Art history course credit must be accompanied by a listing of texts used and submission of copies of papers written for art history; the latter requirement may be waived in lieu of an interview with the curricular coordinator.
- Credit transferred from two-year institutions will only be applicable to freshman and sophomore course requirements.
- Recommendations concerning the approval of credit in art courses will be made by the area coordinator to the director. The director will then inform the student of the applicability of credit and remaining requirements for the degree program.
All information and examples of work listed above must be received by the School of Art and Design at least one week before summer orientation day for transfer students entering fall semester and no later than December 1 for students entering spring semester.
Non-SOAD Art Majors
ART 1001 and courses under Art History Courses for Non-SOAD Majors may be taken by non-SOAD majors without administrative approval. ART 1005 , ART 1020 are also open to non-SOAD majors based on available space and administrative approval. Other courses may be taken by meeting prerequisites or by consent of the instructor.
Foundation courses: ART 1005 , ART 1015 , ART 1020 , ART 1030 , ART 1905, ART 1906, ART 1907 are required of all BFA and BA degree candidates and are prerequisites for upper-level courses. (ART 1015 and ART 1030 are not required for the BA in art history, liberal arts concentration.) ART 1906, ART 1907 may be taken concurrently with survey-level courses.
Enrollment in any art studio course above ART 1030 is dependent upon the student earning a minimum grade of C in both ART 1015 and ART 1030 .
Corresponding sections of ART 1005 , ART 1020 , ART 1905 (block scheduling) must be taken fall semester. Exceptions require administrative approval.
Corresponding sections of ART 1015 , ART 1030 ; ART 1906 or ART 1907 (block scheduling) must be taken in spring semester. Exceptions require administrative approval.
Prerequisites within an area, exclusive of the foundation courses (ART 1005 , ART 1015 , ART 1020 , ART 1030 ), may be waived by consent of the instructor.
Course Contact Hours
Lecture courses meet for one hour for each semester hour of credit; studio courses meet for two hours for each semester hour of credit.