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Fine Arts Majors (BFA)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Majors (81-85 credits)

NOTE: Students who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in a studio option must present their work to the program faculty. This internal review process is in addition to the portfolio review required for admission to the Art Department. The BFA reviews are held in each studio option near the conclusion of each semester.

Required Foundation courses........................................15 credits
ARS100 Drawing: Visual Thinking I (3)
ARS101 Drawing: Visual Thinking II (3)
ARS102 Design: Color (3)
ARS103 Design: Form (3)
ARS112 Art Seminar (3)

Art History courses (all BFA majors)............................12 credits
ARH201 Art of the Western World I (3)
ARH202 Art of the Western World II (3)

PLUS:

For all BFA majors except Ceramics and Photography, choose two of the following:
ARH358 Early 20th-Century Art (3)
ARH359 Art of the Later 20th Century (3)
ARH3xx or ARH4xx Art History elective (3)

For Ceramics majors, choose two of the following:
ARH358 Early 20th-Century Art (3)
ARH359 Art of the Later 20th Century (3)
ARH369 History of Modern Design (3)
ARH375 History of Decorative Arts (3)

For Photography majors:
ARH358 Early 20th-Century Art (3) OR ARH359 Art of the Later 20th Century (3)
ARH368 History of Photography (3)

Required Senior Seminar..........................................3 credits
ARS490 BFA Seminar (writing intensive)

PLUS

One of the major programs below...........................51-55 credits


Ceramics Major

Required program courses..........................................36 credits
ARS210 Basic Ceramics (3)**
ARS314 Ceramics Materials (3)**
ARS318 Ceramic Sculpture (3)*
ARS325 Ceramic Processes & Techniques I (3)*
ARS327 Ceramic Processes & Techniques II (3)*
ARS330 Wheel Throwing I (3)*
ARS336 Wheel Throwing II (3)
ARS337 Crafting in Virtual Space (3)*
ARS414 Ceramics Seminar I (3)
ARS416 Ceramic Design & Product Laboratory (3)*
ARS411 Senior Studio in Ceramics I (3)
ARS412 Senior Studio in Ceramics II (3)
* May be repeated for credit.
** May not be repeated for credit.

Required cognate courses............................................6 credits
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 2-dimensional (3)
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 3-dimensional (3)

Studio electives................................................................9 credits


Metal Major

Required program courses..........................................28 credits
ARS220 Basic Metal (3)
ARS321 Construction and Fabrication (3)
ARS322 Processes and Experimental Techniques I (3)
ARS323 Processes and Experimental Techniques II (3)
ARS324 Enameling (3)
ARS326 Metal Forming (3)
ARS420 Contemporary Ideas in Metal (4)
ARS421 Senior Studio in Metal I (3)
ARS422 Senior Studio in Metal II (3)

Required cognate courses.........................................9 credits
ARS337 Crafting in Virtual Space (3)*
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 2-dimensional (3)
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 3-dimensional (3) – (Outside of Metal)
* May be repeated once for credit.

Studio electives..............................................................15 credits


Graphic Design Major

Required program courses.......................................39 credits
ARS205 Graphic Design (3)
ARS306 Visible Systems (3)
ARS307 Typography (3)
ARS308 Type & Image (3)
ARS309 Printed Books (3)
ARS310 Visual Language I (3)
ARS329 Design Research (3)
ARS335 Design for the Web (3)
ARS404 Graphic Design Applications (3)
ARS405 Design Theory and Criticism (3)
ARS406 Visual Language II (3)
ARS407 Graphic Design Thesis I (3)
ARS408 Graphic Design Thesis II (3)

Required cognate course.........................................3 credits
ARS230 Basic Digital Photography (3)

Studio electives..........................................................9 credits


Painting Major

Required program courses......................................33 credits
ARS240 Basic Painting (3)
ARS301 Thematic Drawing (3)
ARS303 Figure Drawing (3)
ARS305 Advanced Drawing (3)
ARS305 Advanced Drawing (3) OR ARS400 Drawing Projects (3)
ARS343 Intermediate Painting (3)
ARS343 Intermediate Painting (3) OR ARS344 Water Media/Collage (3) OR ARS345 Advanced Painting (3)
ARS345 Advanced Painting (3)
ARS403 Contemporary Ideas in Painting (3)
ARS441 Senior Studio in Painting I (3)
ARS442 Senior Studio in Painting II (3)

Required cognate courses.......................................6 credits
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 2-dimensional (3) – (Outside of Painting/Drawing)
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 3-dimensional (3)

Studio electives.......................................................12 credits


Photography Major

Required option courses........................................33 credits
ARS230 Basic Digital Photography (3)*
ARS250 Basic Photography (3)*
ARS331 Photographic Books and Installations (3)**
ARS332 The Large Format Image (3)**
ARS333 Advanced Digital Color Photography (3)***
ARS334 Digital Video (3)**
ARS350 The Constructed Image (3)**
ARS450 The Document (3)**
ARS451 Contemporary Issues (3)**
ARS452 Senior Studio in Photography I (3)
ARS453 Senior Studio in Photography II (3)
* May not be repeated for credit.
** May be repeated for credit.
*** May be repeated with permission of instructor.

Required cognate courses..........................................6 credits
ARS280 Basic Printmaking (3)
ARS307 Typography (3)

Studio electives..........................................................12 credits


Printmaking Major

Required program courses.......................................33 credits
ARS280 Basic Printmaking (3)
ARS380 Photo Silkscreen (3)
ARS381 Monotype Printmaking (3)
ARS382 Media Intervention (3)
ARS385 Printmaking – Lithography (3)
ARS386 Printmaking – Intaglio (3)
ARS3xx Any 300-level Printmaking course (3)
ARS3xx Any 300-level Printmaking course (3)
ARS3xx Any 300-level Printmaking course (3)
ARS480 Senior Studio in Printmaking I (3)
ARS481 Senior Studio in Printmaking II (3)

Required cognate courses..................................6 credits
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 2-dimensional (3) – (Outside of Printmaking)
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 3-dimensional (3)

Studio electives..................................................12 credits


Sculpture Major

Required program courses........................................33 credits
ARS270 Basic Sculpture (3)
ARS302 Material Dialogues (3)
ARS304 Sonic Measures (3)
ARS312 New Media 3D + 4D (3)
ARS313 Sculpture Casting and Moldmaking (3)
ARS316 Sculpture Situations (3)
ARS320 Essential Electronics and Kinetics for Artists (3)
ARS375 Welding Fabrication and Concepts (3)
ARS419 Contemporary Ideas in Sculpture (3)
ARS471 Senior Studio in Sculpture I (3)
ARS472 Senior Studio in Sculpture II (3)

Required cognate courses....................................6 credits
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 2-dimensional (3)
Any 200- or 300-level studio course, 3-dimensional (3) – (Outside of Sculpture)

Studio electives.....................................................12 credits