Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Major

(84 credits as listed, with Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and electives to total 128 credits) 

Students are required to take 72 credits in studio courses and 12 credits in Art History for the B.F.A. degree.

Common Curriculum for All Concentrations

(52 credits as listed below)

1. Four courses in Art and Design

  • FA 102 Studio Art Foundations I
  • FA 103 Studio Art Foundations II
  • FA 104 Drawing I
  • FA 105 Drawing II

2. Three courses in Art History

  • AH 111 Renaissance to Modern Art
    or AH 112 Egyptian to Medieval Art
  • AH 221 History of Modern Architecture (required for students with Interior Design concentration)
    or AH 222 Renaissance Art
    or AH 224 Baroque Art
    or AH 225 19th Century Art
    or LH 344 19th Century European Art (study abroad)
  • AH 326 Seminar: 1900 to 1950
    or AH 328 Seminar: Contemporary Art
    or LH 354 20th Century Art (study abroad)

3. Two studio courses from the following (excluding those in the chosen area of concentration):

  • FA 200 Painting I
  • FA 203 Printmaking I
  • FA 204 Ceramics I
    or FA 205 Metals and Jewelry I
    or FA 208 Photography I

4. Remaining studio courses in elective areas.

Studio Concentration Additional Requirements

In addition to the Common Curriculum, students must select one of the following studio concentrations. Permission of the Department adviser is required before students are allowed to continue in an area of concentration.

Ceramics 

  • FA 204 Ceramics I
  • FA 230 Ceramics II
  • FA 231 Ceramics III
  • FA 332 Ceramics IV
  • At least one studio course in Metals and Jewelry

Graphic Design 

  • FA 206 Introduction to Graphic Design
  • FA 250 Graphic Design I (Typography)
  • FA 251 Graphic Design II (Interactive Design)
  • FA 350 Graphic Design III (Logo Systems)
  • FA 351 Graphic Design IV (Advanced Issues in Visual Communication)
  • FA 270 Digital Imaging I

Interior Design

  • AH 221 History of Modern Architecture
  • FA 260 Interior I (Planning and Presentation)
  • FA 261 Interior II (Materials and Methods)
  • FA 262 Digital Drawing for Interior Design
  • FA 263 Interior Design Principles and Practices
  • FA 265 Graphic Presentation for Interior Design
  • FA 360 Interior Design II (Intermediate)
  • FA 361 Interior Design IV (Advanced)
  • FA 362 Advanced CAD for Interior Design

Metals and Jewelry

  • FA 205 Metals and Jewelry I
  • FA 240 Metals and Jewelry II
  • FA 241 Metals and Jewelry III
  • FA 342 Metals and Jewelry IV
  • At least one studio course in Ceramics

Painting 

  • FA 200 Painting I
  • FA 201 Color and Design
  • FA 210 Painting II
  • FA 211 Painting III
  • FA 310 Painting IV
  • FA 300 Advanced Drawing
  • FA 304 Figure Drawing

Photography 

  • FA 208 Photography I
  • FA 280 Photography II
  • FA 370 Digital and Color Photography
  • FA 381 Photography III
  • FA 382 Photography IV
  • FA 270 Digital Imaging
    or FA 220 Printmaking II (Screen Printing)

Printmaking 

  • FA 203 Printmaking I
  • FA 220 Printmaking II (Screen Printing)
  • FA 222 Printmaking III (New Forms)
  • FA 318 Printmaking IV
  • FA 200 Painting I
  • FA 208 Photography I
  • FA 300 Advanced Drawing

Thesis Requirements

  • FA 383 Senior Studio
  • FA 484 Senior Thesis Research Seminar
  • FA 490 Senior Thesis (in area of concentration)

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