Art (Museum Conservation) - Bachelor of Fine Arts

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 ARTH 2110G and ARTH 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:16
Option A 4
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Choose one sequence from the following for eight credits:8
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors
and General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors
8
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors
and General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors
8
Option B 5
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory4
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Economic Entomology
Art Department requirements
ARTS 1121Foundations in Art3
ARTS 1630Painting I3
ARTS 1610Drawing I3
ARTH 2136Writing 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 72-4
Total Credits120
1

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses

2

A Mathematics General Education course is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter the course first.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section for a full list of courses

4

Recommended for students planning to attend graduate school in art conservation.

5

Recommended for students who do NOT plan to attend graduate school in art conservation.

6

Courses are open by permission of the instructor only.

7

 Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

Second Language Requirement

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

A Suggested Plan of Study (Option A)

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 Communication Honors
ARTH 2136 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
ARTS 1121 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
1

 See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

For students interested in graduate school in this major, it is highly recommended to obtain a B- or better for all Museum Conservation Requirements

3

Please see the Courses tab of the Art Department page within this catalog to determine which courses are Studio Arts (ARTS) and which are Art History (ARTH).

4

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

5

Work with your program advisor to select an approved HIST course to meet this requirement.

6

Work with your program advisor to select an approved ANTH course to meet this requirement.

A Suggested Plan of Study (Option B)

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 Communication Honors
ARTH 2136 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
ARTS 1121 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
1

 See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

For students interested in graduate school in this major, it is highly recommended to obtain a B- or better for all Museum Conservation Requirements

3

Please see the Courses tab of the Art Department page within this catalog to determine which courses are Studio Art (ARTS) and which are Art History (ARTH).

4

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

5

Work with your program advisor to select an approved HIST course to meet this requirement.

6

Work with your program advisor to select an approved ANTH course to meet this requirement.