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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 Bachelor of Fine Arts for general education requirements.

  • Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum
  • Completion of a Studio Emphasis in one of four 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 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 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, 482), 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, 261, 262, 359, 360, 361, 362, 459, 460, 461, 462

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

    • Art Metals: 263, 363
    • Ceramics: 271, 371
    • Fibers: 231, 247, 331, 347, 431, 447
    • Functional Design: 252, 352
    • Sculpture: 267, 367

Advanced Electives: Select 9 cr. from any 300-level or above studio art courses, may include up to 6 cr. of Art History (Art 300, 329, 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 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, 482), 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
    • Fibers: 231, 247, 331, 347, 431, 447
    • 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, 261, 262, 359, 360, 361, 362

Advanced Electives: Select 9 credits from any 300-level or above studio art courses, may include up to 6 credits of Art History (Art 300, 329, 354, 355, 356 do not apply)

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

 

Design Emphasis

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum

Required Core Courses:

    • Art Studio Foundation Courses:  Art 111, 112, and 114
    • Art History Foundation Courses: 209 and 210
    • Required Courses:  Art 142 (pre-requisite to Design emphasis courses), 234, Three upper level Art History courses (310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 482), and 490

Required Emphasis Courses: Art 238, 239, 252, 336, 338, and 438
2D Studio Courses: 12 cr. to be selected from three of the following four areas with 3 cr. from the 300-level

    • Drawing: 204, 304, 334
    • Painting: 241, 275, 341, 375
    • Photography: 245, 345
    • Printmaking: 259, 260, 261, 262, 359, 360, 361, 362

3D Courses: 6 cr. to be selected from

    • Art 263, 267, or 271

Advanced Studio Electives (15 cr.):  Art 342, 352, 436, 437, 438, 439, 442*, 452, 481, 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 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, 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, 261, 262, 359, 360, 361, 362

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
    • Fibers: 231, 247, 331, 347, 431, 447
    • Functional Design: 252, 352m 452
    • Sculpture: 267, 367, 467

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

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

 

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by Clark, Leslie A. last modified Sep 20, 2012 11:00 AM