University Division of Visual Arts is committed to providing comprehensive
degree programs of professionalism and excellence. The programs of study
seek to instill in students an understanding of the rich role of art in the
human experience and to develop artistic capabilities and aesthetic
sensitivity. The majors offered prepare students for entry into careers as
professional artists, art educators, or for graduate study.
with an impressive listing of artistic and scholarly achievements, are
dedicated to the success of their students. From year one, students practice
their craft amid professional venues, undergo yearly reviews with faculty, and
as seniors, journey through senior year experience as a cohort
with peers. Majors are considered professionals in training and as majors,
students have access to studios and personal reflective spaces. Finding
individual artistic voice is paramount no matter which studio concentration is
chosen. Time in
class and in the studio, is the key to understanding artistic intent.
The glass studio is
one of the only and largest glass facilities in the Southeast, has four
glory holes, two furnaces, eight kilns and a large, well equipped
The glass degree
where students explore a variety of glass forming techniques to create
functional and sculptural objects.
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.
||2-D Art Foundations
||3-D Art Foundations
||Figure Drawing I
||Senior Seminar I: The Emerging Artist1
||Senior Seminar II: Visual Presentations2
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
||Western Art to 1850
||20th Century Modern Art to Post-Modern Art
||Art History Elective
||Glass Art: Blowing I
||Glass Art: Blowing II (must be repeated)
||Special Topics in Glass
||Glass Art: Blowing III (must be repeated)
||Art Internship (minimum requirement is 3 hours; maximum is 12 hours credit)