Requirements - Art (BFA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Major in Art (78 hours)

Maintain a 3.0 GPA in art courses
Seventy-two (72) hours must be in art.
Six (6) hours must be in approved correlate courses.

All of the following:

  • ART 101 Drawing I 3 hours 
  • ART 102 Drawing II 3 hours 
  • ART 103 Design Lab 3 hours 
  • ART 241 Art History Survey I
  • ART 242 Art History Survey II
  • ART 495 Senior Comprehensive in Studio Art* 3 hours

* Art majors concentrating in Studio Art must complete four courses (12 hours) in an area of emphasis chosen in consultation with her advisor in the Art Department.

One of the following 100–200 Studio course (3 hours):

  • ART 125 Silkscreen 3 hours
  • ART 205 Painting: Oil 3 hours
  • ART 207 Water-based Media 3 hours
  • ART 210 Web Design and Development I 3 hours
  • ART 211 Ceramics: Introduction to Clay 3 hours
  • ART 212 Throwing on the Wheel 3 hours
  • ART 216 Introduction to Furniture Design 3 hours
  • ART 217 Reductive/Constructive 3 hours
  • ART 218 Modeling and Replication 3 hours
  • ART 219 Sculptural Knitting and Crochet 3 hours
  • ART 221 Photography I 3 hours
  • ART 223 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 hours
  • ART 224 Video Art 3 hours
  • ART 236 Sustainable Textiles 3 hours
  • ART 237 Handmade Paper & Felt 3 hours
  • ART 238 Fiber: Surface Design 3 hours
  • ART 239 Fiber: Fabric Printing 3 hours
  • ART 266 Introduction to New Media 3 hours
  • ART 290 Topics in Art 1–3 hours

Studio electives to total forty-five (45) hours including twelve (12) hours from an area of emphasis with at least 3 hours of the 12 hours at the 300 or 400 level):

  • ART 125 Silkscreen 3 hours
  • ART 205 Painting: Oil 3 hours
  • ART 207 Water-based Media 3 hours
  • ART 208 Relief Printmaking 3 hours
  • ART 210 Web Design and Development I 3 hours
  • ART 211 Ceramics: Introduction to Clay 3 hours
  • ART 212 Throwing on the Wheel 3 hours
  • ART 216 Introduction to Furniture Design 3 hours
  • ART 217 Reductive/Constructive 3 hours
  • ART 218 Modeling and Replication 3 hours
  • ART 219 Sculptural Knitting and Crochet 3 hours
  • ART 221 Photography I 3 hours
  • ART 223 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 hours
  • ART 224 Video Art 3 hours
  • ART 236 Sustainable Textiles 3 hours
  • ART 237 Handmade Paper & Felt 3 hours
  • ART 238 Fiber: Surface Design 3 hours
  • ART 239 Fiber: Fabric Printing 3 hours
  • ART 266 Introduction to New Media 3 hours
  • ART 290 Topics in Art 1–3 hours
  • ART 301 Advanced Drawing 3 hours
  • ART 305 Advanced Painting I 3 hours
  • ART 306 Advanced Painting II 3 hours
  • ART 310 Web Design and Development II 3 hours
  • ART 311 Advanced Ceramics: Hand Building and Slip Casting 3 hours
  • ART 318 Beyond Object 3 hours
  • ART 319 Digital Fabrication 3 hours
  • ART 321 Photography II: Lighting Workshop 3 hours
  • ART 323 Photo-Silkscreen 3 hours
  • ART 325 Video Art II 3 hours
  • ART 327 Printmaking III 3 hours
  • ART 330 Book Arts/Artists’ Books 3 hours
  • ART 335 Animation Workshop 3 hours
  • ART 337 Advanced Fiber: Surface Construction 3 hours
  • ART 338 Advanced Fiber: Surface Design 3 hours
  • ART 357 Holography Workshop 1–3 hours
  • ART 366 Designing Art and Art Games 3 hours
  • ART 390 Topics in Art 1–3 hours
  • ART 397/497 Independent Study 1–3 hours
  • ART 407 Painting Studio 3 hours
  • ART 411 Alternative Processes in Ceramics 3 hours
  • ART 417 Advanced Sculpture Topics 3 hours
  • ART 421 Photography III: Beyond the Frame 3 hours
  • ART 427 Printmaking Studio 3 hours
  • ART 490 Topics in Art 1–3 hours
  • ART 499 Internship 3 hours

Two of the following (6 hours) of elective upper level art history:

  • ART 345 Realism to Surrealism: Art from 1839 to 1944 3 hours
  • ART 350 Alternative Media: Art from 1945 to 1989 3 hours
  • ART 355 Art Today: Art Since 1990 3 hours
  • ART 390 Topics in Art 1–3 hours
  • ART 397/497 Independent Study 1–3 hours
  • ART 485 Art History Methods and Theory 3 hours
  • ART 490 Topics in Art 1–3 hours
  • ART 499 Internship 1–3 hours

Two of the following in correlate courses from the approved list below:

  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy 4 hours
  • COMM 260 Digital Video Production 3 hours
  • COMM 383 Art & Entertainment Law 3 hours
  • COMM 420 Female Beauty 3 hours
  • COMM 486 Practicum/Production (video/multimedia courses) 3 hours
  • DANC 240 Intro to Dance 3 hours
  • DANC 241 Contemporary Issues in Dance 3 hours
  • ENLT 276 Film Criticism 3 hours
  • ENLT 277 Women in Film 3 hours
  • ENLT 278 From Fiction to Film 3 hours
  • MLIT 320 Italian Cinema, 1945–65 3 hours
  • PHIL 235 Philosophy of Human Existence 3 hours
  • PHIL 245 Philosophy of World Cultures 3 hours
  • PHIL 252 Philosophy of Art 3 hours
  • THTR 205 Introduction to Acting 3 hours
  • THTR 245 Stagecraft 3 hours
  • THTR 380 History of Theatre 3 hours
  • THTR 445 Scene Design 3 hours
  • THTR 455 Costume Design 3 hours
  • Pre-approved Special Topic courses
  • Additional upper level Art History Courses

Participate in portfolio reviews every semester