Art - Bachelor of Fine Arts

Concentration: Museum Conservation

Art Conservation is the study of the preservation and restoration of art as well as of other cultural and natural objects. The B.F.A. degree with an concentration in Museum Conservation provides an academic structure within which students master specific sets of practical skills while developing broad professional and theoretical perspectives toward the issue of conserving objects in a museum or collection setting. By combining theory with practice, the program offers students the interpretive, quantitative and administrative skills needed for careers as conservators, curators, registrars, collections managers, exhibit designers and museum administrators, all of whom must have specialized training in the care and handling of works of art to be successful.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1,23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Area IV: Social Behavioral Science Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
ARTH 2110GHistory of Art I3
General Education Elective
ARTH 2120GHistory of Art II3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Both ART 2110G and ART 2120G count towards Area VI and the General Education elective and Departmental/College Requirements
Both CHEM 1215G and CHEM 1225G count towards Area III and Area III-IV General Education elective and Department/College Requirements
Science
Select Option A or Option B:8
Option A 4
Organic Chemistry I3
Organic Chemistry II3
Organic Chemistry Laboratory2
Option B 5
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Economic Entomology
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
Art Department requirements
ART 125Foundations in Art3
ARTS 1630Painting I3
ARTS 1610Drawing I3
ARTS 2671Writing in Art3
ARTS 401Museum Conservation Techniques I3
ARTS 402Museum Conservation Techniques II3
ARTS 403Preventative Conservation/Collections Care3
ARTS 490Museum Conservation Internship3
Choose three 300-400 ARTH courses9
Choose two 2000-level or 300-400 level ARTS course6
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
History/Anthropology
ANTH 315Introduction to Archaeology3
Select three credits of HIST with the approval of the program advisor:3
Select nine credits of ANTH with the approval of the program advisor:9
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 718-20
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts- Art with a concentration in Museum Conservation there is no second language requirement for the degree.

Emphasis: Studio Art

The studio art curriculum is designed to give the student a broad, transdisciplinary understanding of the field of visual arts, including appreciation and criticism, art history, ceramics, drawing, graphic design and media arts, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and museum conservation. This program is recommended for those students who wish to embark on a professional career in art. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a professional baccalaureate degree, which requires a senior thesis exhibition and capstone class in the final semester of study. Students seeking a BFA must apply in the spring of their sophomore year for acceptance into the BFA program - this is done via a portfolio review.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1,23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
ARTH 2110GHistory of Art I3
General Education Elective
ARTH 2120GHistory of Art II3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Both ARTH 2110G and ARTH 2110G count towards Area VI and the General Education elective and Departmental/College Requirements
ART 125Foundations in Art3
ARTS 2671Writing in Art3
ARTS 495Undergraduate Studio Thesis3
Introductory ARTS Courses 418
Choose six 300-level ARTS courses18
Choose six 400-level ARTS courses18
Choose one 300-level ARTH course3
Choose two 300-400 level ARTH courses6
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 58-10
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts- Art with a emphasis in Studio Art there is no second language requirement for the degree.

Concentration: Muesum Conservation (Option A)

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student placement in  ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 4
Area II: Mathematics Course (C- or better) 1 3-4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 1 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture  
Introduction to Communication  
Public Speaking  
Introduction to Communications Honors  
ARTS 2671 Writing in Art (C- or better) 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science  
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors (C- or better) 2 4
ART 125 Foundations in Art 3
ARTH 2110G History of Art I (C- or better) 3
Area V: Humanities Course 1 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Elective Course 3
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors (C- or better) 2 4
ARTH 2120G History of Art II (C- or better) 3
ARTS 1610 Drawing I (C- or better) 2 3
ARTS Course (2000 or 300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I (C- or better) 2 3
ARTS 1630 Painting I 2 3
ARTS Course (200-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTH Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (C- or better) 2 3
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (C- or better) 2
ANTH 315 Introduction to Archaeology (C- or better) 2 3
ARTH Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 1
 Credits15
Spring
ARTS 403 Preventative Conservation/Collections Care (C- or better) 2 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
ARTH Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
HIST Elective Course (C- or better) 2, 5 3
ANTH Elective Course (C- or better) 2, 6 3
ARTS 490 Museum Conservation Internship (C- or better) 2 3
ARTS 401 Museum Conservation Techniques I (C- or better) 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
ANTH Elective Course (C- or better) 2,6 3
ANTH Elective Course (C- or better) 2,6 3
ARTS 402 Museum Conservation Techniques II (C- or better) 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-121

Concentration: Museum Conservation (Option B)

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student placement in  ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 4
Area II: Mathematics Course (C- or better) 1 3-4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 1 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture  
Introduction to Communication  
Public Speaking  
Introduction to Communications Honors  
ARTS 2671 Writing in Art (C- or better) 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science  
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors (C- or better) 2 4
ART 125 Foundations in Art 3
ARTH 2110G History of Art I (C- or better) 3
Area V: Humanities Course 1 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Elective Course 3
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors (C- or better) 2 4
ARTS 1610 Drawing I (C- or better) 2 3
ARTS 1630 Painting I (C- or better) 2 3
ARTH 2120G History of Art II (C- or better) 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 2115 Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory 2 4
ARTS Course (200 or 300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTH Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTH Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory (C- or better)
4
ANTH 315 Introduction to Archaeology (C- or better) 2 3
ARTS Course (200 or 300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS 403 Preventative Conservation/Collections Care (C- or better) 2 3
 Credits16
Spring
ARTH Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
HIST Elective Course 5 3
ARTS 401 Museum Conservation Techniques I (C- or better) 2 3
Elective Course 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World 4 3
ANTH Elective Course (C- or better) 2, 6 3
ANTH Elective Course (C- or better) 2, 6 3
ARTS 402 Museum Conservation Techniques II (C- or better) 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
ANTH Elective Course (C- or better) 2,6 3
ARTS 490 Museum Conservation Internship (C- or better) 2 3
Elective Course - Upper Division 3
Elective Course 1
 Credits10
 Total Credits120-121

Emphasis: Studio Art

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student placement in  ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 4
ARTS 2671 Writing in Art (C- or better) 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
ART 125 Foundations in Art (C- or better) 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
 Credits16
Spring
Area II: Mathematics Course 2 3-4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 3 3
ARTH 2110G History of Art I (C- or better) 3
Introductory ARTS Course (C- or better) 1 3
Introductory ARTS Course (C- or better) 1 3
 Credits15-16
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science  
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture  
Introduction to Communication  
Public Speaking  
Introduction to Communications Honors  
ARTH 2120G History of Art II (C- or better) 3
Introductory ARTS Course (C- or better) 1 3
Introductory ARTS Course (C- or better) 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course 2 4
Introductory ARTS Course (C- or better) 1 3
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTH Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3-4
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTH Course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
Elective Course 3
ARTS Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTH Course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ARTS Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 4
ARTS 495 Undergraduate Studio Thesis (C- or better) 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits120-122