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 I4
General Chemistry II4
Area IV: Social Behavioral Science Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts3
Introduction to Art History I3
General Education Elective3
Introduction to Art History II3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Both ART 295G and ART 296G count towards Area VI and the General Education elective and Departmental/College Requirements
Both CHEM 111G and CHEM 112G 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
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
Economic Entomology
Organic Chemistry4
Art Department requirements
ART 125Foundations in Art (or any ART 200-level studio course)3
ART 250Introduction to Drawing3
ART 260Introduction to Painting3
ART 298Writing in Art3
ART 401Museum Conservation Techniques I 63
ART 402Museum Conservation Techniques II 63
ART 403Preventative Conservation/Collections Care 63
ART 490Museum Conservation Internship3
Choose three 300-400 Art History courses9
Choose two 200-400 level Studio Art course6
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
History/Anthropology
ANTH 315Introduction to Archaeology3
Select one from the following:3
Introduction to Religious Studies3
Art and Life in Renaissance Italy3
Ancient Greece3
Introduction to Public History3
History of Art, Thought and Literature3
Antiquity and Modernity3
Time Traveling Through New Mexico's Past3
Historic Preservation3
Interpreting Historic Places for the Public3
Interpreting Historic Places for the Public3
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Ancient Mexico3
Archaeology of the American Southwest3
Historical Archaeology in Latin America3
Introduction to Museology3
Introduction to Lab Methods in Archaeology (offered intermittently)3
Archaeology of the American Southwest3
Special Research Project1-3
Special Topics3
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 720-18
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
ART 295GIntroduction to Art History I3
General Education Elective
ART 296GIntroduction to Art History II3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Both ART 295G and ART 296G count towards Area VI and the General Education elective and Departmental/College Requirements
ART 125Foundations in Art (or any ART 200-level studio course)3
ART 298Writing in Art3
ART 495Undergraduate Studio Thesis3
Introductory Studio Art Courses 418
Choose six 300-level Studio Art courses18
Choose six 400-level Studio Art courses18
Choose one 300-level Art History course3
Choose two 300-400 level Art History courses6
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 510-8
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 111G Rhetoric and Composition . 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 111G Rhetoric and Composition (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
Public Speaking  
Principles of Human Communication  
Principles of Human Communication Honors  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations  
ART 298 Writing in Art (C- or better) 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
Advanced Composition  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
CHEM 111G General Chemistry I (C- or better) 2 4
ART 125 Foundations in Art (or any ART 200-level studio course) 3
ART 295G Introduction to Art History I (C- or better) 3
Area V: Humanities Course 1 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Elective Course 3
CHEM 112G General Chemistry II (C- or better) 2 4
ART 296G Introduction to Art History II (C- or better) 3
ART 250 Introduction to Drawing (C- or better) 2 3
Studio ART Course (200 or 300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I (C- or better) 2 3
ART 260 Introduction to Painting 2 3
Studio ART Course (200-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART History 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
ART History Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 1
 Credits15
Spring
ART 403 Preventative Conservation/Collections Care (C- or better) 2 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
ART History 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
ART 490 Museum Conservation Internship (C- or better) 2 3
ART 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
ART 402 Museum Conservation Techniques II (C- or better) 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-121

Concentration: Muesum Conservation (Option B)

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student placement in  ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition . 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 111G Rhetoric and Composition (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
Public Speaking  
Principles of Human Communication  
Principles of Human Communication Honors  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations  
ART 298 Writing in Art (C- or better) 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
Advanced Composition  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
CHEM 111G General Chemistry I (C- or better) 2 4
ART 125 Foundations in Art (or any ART 200-level studio course) 3
ART 295G Introduction to Art History I (C- or better) 3
Area V: Humanities Course 1 3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
Elective Course 3
CHEM 112G General Chemistry II (C- or better) 2 4
ART 250 Introduction to Drawing (C- or better) 2 3
ART 260 Introduction to Painting (C- or better) 2 3
ART 296G Introduction to Art History II (C- or better) 3
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry 2 4
Studio ART Course (200 or 300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART History Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART History Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
BIOL 211G
211GL
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory (C- or better)
4
ANTH 315 Introduction to Archaeology (C- or better) 2 3
Studio ARTCourse (200 or 300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART 403 Preventative Conservation/Collections Care (C- or better) 2 3
 Credits16
Spring
ART History Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
HIST Elective Course 5 3
ART 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
ART 402 Museum Conservation Techniques II (C- or better) 2 3
Elective Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
ANTH Elective Course (C- or better) 2,6 3
ART 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 111G Rhetoric and Composition . 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 111G Rhetoric and Composition (C- or better) 4
ART 298 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
ART 295G Introduction to Art History I (C- or better) 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
 Credits15-16
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Business and Professional Communication  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences  
Technical and Scientific Communication  
Advanced Composition  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
Choose one from the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Principles of Human Communication  
Principles of Human Communication Honors  
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations  
ART 296G Introduction to Art History II (C- or better) 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course 2 4
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART History 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
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART History Course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
Elective Course 3
Studio ART Course (300-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
ART History Course (300/400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
Studio ART Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 4 3
 Credits15
Spring
Studio ART Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Studio ART Course (400-level) (C- or better) 3 3
Elective Course 4
ART 495 Undergraduate Studio Thesis ((C- or better)) 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits120-122