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, glass, graphic design, photography or sculpture. 
  • A second concentration in ceramics, glass, graphic design, 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 Art Foundations 4
ART 101 3-D Art Foundations 4
ART 107 Drawing I 3
ART 209 Figure Drawing I 3
​ART 212 Foundations Seminar​ 2​
ART 450WI Senior Seminar I: The Emerging Artist1 3
ART 451SI Senior Seminar II: Visual Presentations2 3
Subtotal: 22

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 282 Western Art to 1850 3
ARH 382 20th Century Modern Art to Post-Modern Art 3
ARH xxx Art History Elective 3
Subtotal: 9

 

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

Ceramics Concentration

Code Course Credit
ART 231 Clay Art: Hand-Building* 4
​ART 312 Fabrication Practicum​ 1​
​ART 325 Casting *​ 4​
​ART 330 Combining Media*​ 4​
ART 331 Clay Art: Throwing I* 4
ART 332 Clay Art: Throwing II 4
ART 334 Surface Materials & Process​ 4​
​ART 376/476 ​Special Topics in Ceramics 4​
ART 431 Advanced Ceramics* 4
ART 490 Art Internship (minimum requirement is 3 hours; 3
maximum of 12 hours credit)

*Courses are required and CANNOT be repeated for credit. All other courses may be repeated once for credit. Students may choose remaining ceramic courses from list to fulfill the 36 credit hour requirement.

Glass Concentration

Code Course Credit
ART 223 Glass Art: Blowing I 4
​ART 312 Fabrication Practicum​ 1​
ART 323 Glass Art: Blowing II (must be repeated) 4/4
ART 325 Casting 4
ART 330 Combining Media 4
​ART 376/476 ​Special Topics in Glass 4​
ART 423 Glass Art: Blowing III (must be repeated) 4/4
ART 490 Art Internship (minimum requirement is 3 hours; 3
maximum is 12 hours credit)


Graphic Design Concentration

Code Course Credit
ART 205 Introduction to Digital Photography 4
​ART 254 Digital Art​ 3​
ART 255 Typography 3
ART 263 Web Design 3
ART 318 Photographic Printmaking Processes 4
​ART 360 ​Graphic Design 3​
ART 361 Graphic Studio 3
​ART 362 Mobile Design​ 3​
​ART 363 Portfolio: Graphic Design 3
ART 490 Art Internship (minimum requirement is 4hours; 4
maximum is 12 hours credit)
​FVA 363 Time-Based Art 3

 

Photography Concentration

Code Course Credit
ARH 306 History of Photography* 3
ART 205 Introduction to Digital Photography* 4
ART 206 Introduction to Film Photography 4
ART 254 Digital Art 3
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 390/490​ ​Art Internship 1-4​

*Courses are required 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: Hand-Building I 4
  or ART 223 Glass Art: Blowing I
ART 325 Casting 4
ART 330 Combining Media 4
​ART 376 Special Topics in Sculpture​ 4​
ART 430 Advanced Sculpture 4
ART 476 Special Topics in Sculpture 4
ART xxx Any four (4) credit hour ART elective 4
​ART 330 Student must repeat either ART 330 or ART 430​ 4​
  or ART 430
Subtotal for concentration area:​ 36​
Total:​ 68​