The major in art leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is designed for students who intend to pursue professional art careers or graduate study in the visual arts after college.

All BFA Art majors will complete the following:

  • Required art fundamentals and art history core courses listed below.
  • A concentration of 36 credit hours from courses selected from the concentrations offered by the division, including ceramics, illustration, photography or sculpture. 
  • A second concentration in ceramics, illustration, photography, or sculpture can be earned by completing the coursework listed for each concentration, or courses approved by the Division of Visual Arts

 


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS



Art Fundamentals

Code Course Credit
ART 100 2-D Design 4
ART 101 3-D Design 4
ART 107 Drawing I 3
ART 209 Figure Drawing I 3
ART 450WI Senior Seminar I: The Emerging Artist1 3
ART 451SI Senior Seminar II: Visual Presentations2 3
Subtotal: 20

1. Satisfies Core Curriculum writing-intensive course requirement for BFA Art majors.
2. Satisfies Core Curriculum speech-intensive course requirement for BFA Art majors.


Art History Core

Code Course Credit
ARH 303 Ancient through Medieval Art Survey 3
ARH 304 Renaissance to Modern Art Survey 3
ARH 382 20th Century Modern Art to Post-Modern Art 3
ARH xxx Art History Elective 3
Subtotal: 12

 

 AND one of the following 36-credit hour concentration areas listed below:

Ceramics Concentration

Code Course Credit
ART 231 Clay Art: Fundamentals & Hand-building 4
ART 331 Clay Art: Throwing I 4
ART 332 Clay Art: Throwing II 4
ART 333 Clay Art: Casting 4
ART 431 Advanced Ceramics 4
ART 476 Special Topics in Ceramics 4
ART 480 Senior Studio 4
ART 490 Art Internship 4
ART xxx Any four (4) credit hour ART elective 4

Illustration Concentration

Code Course Credit
ART 205 Introduction to Digital Photography 4
ART 210 Introductory Painting 4
ART 218 Introduction to Printmaking 4
ART 251 Digital Art 4
ART 341 Children's Book Illustration 4
ART 355 Illustration Methods 4
ART 356 Editorial Illustration 4
ART 418 Advanced Printmaking 4
ART xxx Any four (4) credit hour ART elective 4


Photography Concentration

Code Course Credit
ARH 306 History of Photography1 3
ART 205 Introduction to Digital Photography1 4
ART 206 Introduction to Film Photography 4
ART 251 Digital Art 4
ART 303 Studio Photography 4
ART 304 Color Photography 4
ART 305 Alternative Processes in Photography 4
ART 306 Photojournalism 4
ART 318 Photographic Printmaking Processes 4
ART 376 Special Topics in Photography 4
ART 387/388/ Independent Study in Photography 1-5
  487/488​
ART 390/390​ ​Art Internship 1-4​

1. These two courses are required  for the Photography concentration and CANNOT be repeated for credit. All other courses may be repeated once for credit. Students may choose remaining photography courses from list to fulfill the 36 credit hours requirement.

Sculpture Concentration

Code Course Credit
ART 230 Introductory Sculpture 4
ART 231 Clay Art: Fundamentals & Hand-building 4
ART 311 Sculpture: The Human Figure 4
ART 324 Glass Art: Casting 4
ART 333 Clay Art: Casting 4
ART 430 Advanced Sculpture 4
ART 480 Senior Studio 4
ART 490 Art Internship 4
ART xxx Any four (4) credit hour ART elective 4
Subtotal for concentration area:​ 36​
Total:​ 68​