Art (Studio Art) - Bachelor of Fine Arts

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
ARTS 1121Foundations in Art3
ARTH 2136Writing 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
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

Introductory ARTS Courses: Certain ARTS 1000/2000-level courses, in addition to the ones below, may count but only apply for Transfer Students.

5

 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 emphasis in Studio Art there is no second language requirement for the degree.

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
ARTH 2136 Writing in Art (C- or better) 3
Introductory Studio Art Course (C- or better) 1 3
ARTS 1121 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 Communication 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
1

Introductory ARTS Courses: Certain ARTS 200-level courses, in addition to the ones below, may count but only apply for Transfer Students.

2

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

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.