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Bachelor of Fine Arts

Recommended for students who wish to prepare for a professional career in the studio arts, to satisfy entrance requirements for graduate art studio programs or to become art teachers (Art Education (K-12) emphasis). Students completing the fine arts major and the University's baccalaureate degree requirements will earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

General Education Requirements

See College of Letters & Science - Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) planning sheets at UARC for general education requirements.

  • Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum
  • Completion of an Emphasis in one of five areas

 

Portfolio Review

All fine arts majors (BFA) will be required to take a Post-Foundation Portfolio Review. The review will take place after completion of the studio foundations courses (Art 102 or 111, 112, 114.) Passing the portfolio review is required for entry into the BFA program.

 

Areas of Emphasis

2D Studio Art Emphasis

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum

Required Core Courses:

    • Art Studio Foundation Courses:  Art 102 or 111, 112, and 114
    • Art History Foundation Courses: Art 209 and 210
    • Required Courses:  Art 142, 234, three upper level Art History courses (310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 482), 483, and 490

Required 2D Emphasis Courses: 30 credits required, with 12 credits from one of the following 2D areas and 3 credits from each of the other areas, and 9 credits electives

    • Drawing: 204, 304, 334, 404, 434
    • Painting: 241, 275, 341, 375, 441, 475
    • Photography: 245, 345, 445
    • Printmaking: 259, 260, 359, 360, 459, 460, 461

3D Contrast Courses: Select 12 cr. from at least three of the following 3D areas

    • Art Metals: 263, 363
    • Ceramics: 271, 371
    • Functional Design: 252, 352
    • Sculpture: 267, 367
    • Interdisciplinary Media Arts (IMA): 285, 286, 287, 385, 386, 387

Advanced Electives: Select 6 cr. from any 300-level or above studio art courses, may include up to 3 cr. of Art History (Art 354, 355, 356 do not apply)

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

 

3D Studio Art Emphasis

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum

Required Core Courses:

    • Art Studio Foundation Courses:  Art 102 or 111, 112, and 114
    • Art History Foundation Courses: Art 209 and 210
    • Required Courses:  Art 142, 234, three upper level Art History courses (310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 482), 483, and 490

Required 3D Emphasis Courses: 30 cr. required, with 12 cr. from one of the following 3D areas and 3 cr. from each of the other areas, and 9 cr. electives

    • Art Metals: 263, 363, 463
    • Ceramics: 271, 371, 471
    • Functional Design: 252, 352, 452
    • Sculpture: 267, 367, 467

2D Contrast Courses: Select 12 credits from at least three of the following 2D areas

    • Drawing: 204, 304, 334
    • Painting: 241, 275, 341, 375
    • Photography: 245, 345
    • Printmaking: 259, 260, 359, 360
    • Interdisciplinary Media Arts (IMA): 285, 286, 287, 385, 386, 387

Advanced Electives: Select 6 credits from any 300-level or above studio art courses, may include up to 3 credits of Art History (Art 354, 355, 356 do not apply)

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.


Interdisciplinary Media Arts (IMA) Emphasis

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum

Required Core Courses:

    • Art Studio Foundation Courses:  Art 102 or 111, 112, and 114
    • Art History Foundation Courses: Art 209 and 210
    • Required Courses:  Art 142, 234, three upper level Art History courses (310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 482), 483, and 490

Required IMA Emphasis Courses: 24 credits required

    • Animation: 285, 385
    • Responsive Images: 286, 386
    • Responsive Objects: 287, 387
    • Advanced IMA: 488 (repeatable)

Studio/Design Courses: 21 credits, select 15 cr. from at least three different areas: Art Metals, Ceramics, Drawing, Functional Design, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Advanced Electives: Select 6 cr. from any 300-level or above art courses, may include up to 3 cr. of Art History (except 354, 355, 356)

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

 

Design Emphasis

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum

Required Core Courses:

    • Art Studio Foundation Courses:  Art 102 or 111, 112, and 114
    • Art History Foundation Courses: 209 and 210
    • Required Courses:  Art 142 (pre-requisite to Design emphasis courses), three upper level Art History courses (310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 482), and 490

Required Design Emphasis Courses: Art 238, 239, 336, 338, 438, & 442

2D Studio Courses: 12 cr. to be selected from three of the following five areas with 3 cr. from the 300-level

    • Drawing: 204, 304, 334
    • Painting: 241, 275, 341, 375
    • Photography: 245, 345
    • Printmaking: 259, 260, 359, 360
    • Interdisciplinary Media Arts (IMA): 285, 286, 287, 385, 386, 387

3D Courses: 6 cr. to be selected from

    • Art 252, 263, 267, 271, 285, 286, or 287

Advanced Design Electives (12 cr.):  Art 309, 342, 436, 437, 438, 439, 481, 491.

Advanced Studio/Design Electives (6 cr.):  Art 304, 305, 306, 309, 330, 334, 341, 342, 345, 352, 359, 360, 363, 367, 371, 375, 385, 386, 387, 404, 434, 436, 437, 438, 439, 441, 443, 444, 445, 452, 459, 460, 461, 463, 467, 471, 475, 481, 488, 491

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated with the exception of Art 442.

 

Art Education Emphasis

See College of Education - Secondary Education planning sheets at UARC for additional requirements and general education:

Required Units from Art (crs.): 66 minimum

Required Core Courses:

    • Art Studio Foundation Courses:  Art 102 or 111, 112, and 114
    • Art History Foundation Courses: Art 209 and 210
    • Required Courses:  Art 142, 234, and three upper level Art History courses (310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 325, 482)

Art Education Courses: 253*, 354*, and 356*

    • Clinical in Teaching: Secondary Education (14) 366 is taken for 1 credit concurrently with Art 253, 354, and 356

2D Studio Courses: 12 cr. required, 6 cr. from one area and 6 cr. from two other areas

    • Drawing: 204, 304, 334
    • Painting: 241, 275, 341, 375
    • Photography: 245, 345
    • Printmaking: 259, 260, 359, 360
    • Interdisciplinary Media Arts (IMA): 285, 286, 287, 385, 386, 387

3D Studio Courses: 12 cr. required, 6 cr. from one area and 6 cr. from two other areas

    • Art Metals: 263, 363, 463
    • Ceramics: 271, 371, 471
    • Functional Design: 252, 352, 452
    • Sculpture: 267, 367, 467
    • Interdisciplinary Media Arts (IMA): 285, 286, 287, 385, 386, 387

Art Electives: 3 cr.  All except 105, 203, 355

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated with the exception of Art 442.

 

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