At least one Science course should be completed in first semester of second year prior to taking 300- and 400-level courses.
Students prepare to enter their chosen BFA program in Art by completing a core group of art foundation courses and successfully participating in the BFA review. Students participate in the BFA review upon completion of the first course in their intended program. These courses are: Art 231 for ANI, Art 230+ for ARP, Art 234 for AGD and for AST either 267 or 371 for 3D or 365 or 366 for 2D. Students who pass the review will sign an official BFA degree declaration. Students who do not pass the review will be given feedback on areas that need improvement and will be directed to participate again in the BFA review or enroll in a BA program in Art, for which they will immediately sign an official BA degree declaration. Students are limited to two BFA reviews, which are attempted in successive semesters. With a negative vote in the second review, the student must sign the BA in Art declaration or change majors.
BFA REVIEW- After the completion of the six foundation art courses and the first course in the chosen BFA program: ART 130, 131, 132W, 163, 164, and 262; and the first program course,.the student will participate in the next semester’s review. The BFA review is held once each long semester, prior to the registration period for that semester to allow students to adjust their schedule according to the review results. Candidates for the BFA degree must attain a 3.0 grade point average in Art (including all residence and transferred work) by their graduation date. BFA students must participate in a senior exhibition the semester of graduation, and submit a vita and slides or portfolio of their work. The student and advisor establish which electives will be taken for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art degree.
Art electives in the BFA curriculum may be chosen from all 400-level studio art courses. Most 400-level art studio courses may be repeated for credit (see course listing).
A student considering graduate school after completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art degree should take 15 to 18 semester credit hours in the area of specialization: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Ceramics. BFA Studio Art students are encouraged to minor in Art History by taking two additional Advanced Art History courses. Not all art courses are offered each semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes and your advisor before registration.
* Students may complete a 48-hour major in Studio Art, in which case the 18-hour minor requirement does not apply. ART 271, 366, and (371 or 372) are required if the 48-hour major is chosen.
* Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement. At least one Science course should be completed in first semester of second year prior to taking 300- and 400-level courses.