Studio Art BFA

The BFA in Studio Art provides students with a broad foundation in art and art history. Students learn design principles and basic skills through work in a variety of two-dimensional, three-dimensional and time-based media. The program encourages experimentation and crossing boundaries between media and provides an environment and resources dedicated to the production of art and the expression of individuals. Students focus on a medium of their choice after choosing the 2-D or 3-D track. Through continued conceptual development, they produce a body of work and are provided with exhibition opportunities.  The BFA program provides students with the technical skills to produce visual art that is concept based and has a personal direction. Students in the program develop professional practices in preparation for careers as artists or to pursue graduate studies.

 

BFA Studio Art Curriculum

University Core Curriculum (General Studies)
Total 39 hours
* ARTS 1303 is also a University Core Course (see below)  

 

Art Foundation Courses
ARTS 1313 Workshop in Art History and Studio (WASH)
9 hour block must be taken the same semester.
3 hours
ARTS 1314 3 hours
ARTS 1315 W 3 hours
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3 hours
ARTS 1317 Life Drawing 1 3 hours
ARTS 2313 Foundations in Digital Art 3 hours
Total   18 hours

 

BFA Portfolio Review

 

Art Core Courses
ARTS 1303 Pre-Renaissance Art History 3 hours
ARTS 3385 Renaissance-Post Modern Art History 3 hours
ARTS 2318 or
ARTS 3320
Beginning Sculpture or Ceramics 3 hours
ARTS 2375 Photographic Concepts 3 hours
ARTS 3305 Painting 1 3 hours
ARTS 3307 or
ARTS 3310
Performance and Video Art or Printmaking 3 hours
Total   18 hours

 

2-D Studio Track
ARTS 2318 or
ARTS 3320
Beginning Sculpture or
Ceramics (whichever not taken above)
3 hours
ARTS 3307 or
ARTS 3310
Performance and Video Art or Printmaking (whichever not taken above) 3 hours
ARTS 3317 Life Drawing 2 3 hours
ARTS 4316 Advanced Drawing 3 hours
ARTS 4305 or
ARTS 4310
Advanced Painting or Advanced Printmaking 3 hours
ARTS 4317 Museum and Gallery Practices 3 hours
ARTS 4316, 4305 or 4310 Advanced Drawing, Advanced Painting, or Advanced Printmaking 12 hours
ARTS 4315 Business of Art 3 hours
ARTS 4388 History of 19th and 20th Century 3 hours
ARTS 4389 Criticism and Theory in the Visual Arts 3 hours
ARTS xxxx Advanced Art or Art History elective 3 hours
Free Elective   3 hours
Total   45 hours

 

3-D Studio Track
ARTS 2318 or
ARTS 3320
Beginning Sculpture or
Ceramics (whichever not taken above)
3 hours
ARTS 3307 or
ARTS 3310
Performance and Video Art or Printmaking (whichever not taken above) 3 hours
ARTS 3317 Life Drawing 2 3 hours
ARTS 3325 Methods and Materials 3 hours
ARTS 4318 or
ARTS 4320
Advanced Ceramics or Sculpture 3 hours
ARTS 4317 Museum and Gallery Practices 3 hours
ARTS 3307, 4318 or 4320 Performance and Video Art, Advanced Ceramics, or Sculpture 12 hours
ARTS 4315 Business of Art 3 hours
ARTS 4388 History of 19th and 20th Century 3 hours
ARTS 4389 Criticism and Theory in the Visual Arts 3 hours
ARTS xxxx Advanced Art or Art History elective 3 hours
Free Elective   3 hours
Total   45 hours

 

Total
Total Hours 120 hours

 

Department of Art Catalog  Art Course Descriptions 




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