Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Art, BFA

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Program Coordinator: Daniel Kariko (2000 Jenkins Fine Arts Center; 252-328-4063; karikod@ecu.edu)

The Art, BFA offers concentrations in animation and interactive design, ceramics, film and video production, graphic design, illustration, metal design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textile design. 

The degree requires a minimum of 120 s.h. as follows:

1. General education requirements including courses listed below - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit view the General Education Program  section.)

2. Common core - 30 s.h.

(Students must complete ART 1011, ART 1012, and two out of following three courses: ART 1013, ART 1014, ART 1020, before taking 3000 level or higher ART courses. Students must also earn a grade of C- (1.7) or better in these courses.)

Choose two courses from the following:

(Intended painting concentration students should take ART 1020. All other concentration areas require both ART 1013 and ART 1014.)

Choose three courses from the following:

(Intended film and video production concentration students should take FILM 3900 and/or FILM 3901. Intended graphic design concentration students should take ART 3090.)

3. Areas of concentration - 30 s.h.

See Section 7 for requirements that must be met prior to acceptance into an area of concentration.

Five additional courses are required from a combination of foundation and area of emphasis courses.

Choose up to three courses in one of the following areas of emphasis:

(If an area of emphasis has a required course, the course must be taken before additional courses.)

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. General elective - 2 s.h.

6. An approved senior show is required for graduation.

7. Acceptance into a concentration is by portfolio review.

Individual concentrations require portfolio review for acceptance into the area. Entrance is competitive and space may be limited. Students not accepted into their preferred 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:

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