Nov 27, 2021  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, BFA

Concentrations are offered in animation and interactive design, ceramics, film and video production, graphic design, illustration, metal design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textile design. 

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. Foundations curriculum requirements including the following - 42 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum )

2. Common core - 36 s.h.

Students must earn a grade of C- (1.7) in ART 1005, ART 1015, ART 1020, ART 1025, and ART 1030.

Students must complete ART 1005, ART 1020; and two of ART 1015, ART 1025 or ART 1030 before taking 3000-level ART courses.

Choose 9 s.h. art (ART) surveys outside the concentration.

Choose 9 s.h. of art and design history, theory and criticism electives.

3. Areas of concentration - 30 s.h.

(Choose one area.)

Choose 3 courses from the following:

Note: Courses cannot count in more than one category.

4. Electives - 18 s.h.

Electives may be in any art (ART) prefix or art history (ARTH) prefix, including art education. Choose a minimum of 6 s.h. outside the area of concentration.

Electives may also include FILM 3900  or FILM 3901 .


5. Acceptance into the concentration by portfolio review

Individual concentrations require a portfolio review for acceptance into the area. Entrance is competitive and space may be limited. Students not accepted into their preferred program or area of concentration should be prepared to seek alternative areas of concentration and/or degree programs. Students should speak with faculty in their desired concentration to receive detailed instructions regarding the portfolio review process and requirements.

Students apply to concentrations after successfully completing the following courses:

Animation and interactive design - ART 2070  and/or ART 2470 
Ceramics - ART 2105  and ART 2115 
Film and video production - ART 2205  (with a minimum 2.6 GPA)
Graphic design - ART 2200  and ART 2210  (with a minimum 2.6 GPA in both courses)
Illustration - ART 2230  (with a minimum 2.6 GPA in course and in any concentration courses taken)
Metal design - ART 2300 
Painting - ART 2560  and ART 2561 ; or ART 3561 
Photography - ART 2220  and ART 2225  (with a minimum 2.6 GPA in both courses)
Printmaking - ART 2010 , ART 2600 , ART 2610 , and ART 3600 
Sculpture - ART 2705 
Textile design - ART 2303  

6. An approved senior show is required for graduation.