Visual Arts and New Media: Drawing and Painting Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Requirements:

Foundation Program (21 credit hours):

ART 100Visual Concepts

3

ARTH 101Art in Culture from Prehistory to 1400

3

ARTH 102Art in Culture from 1400 to the Present

3

ARTS 102Foundations in 2-D Form and Content

3

ARTS 105Foundations in Drawing

3

ARTS 240Foundations of 3-D Form and Content

3

or

ARTS 270Foundations in Clay

3

ARTS 222Cinema Arts I

3

or

ARTS 225Digital Foundations

3

or

ARTS 221Foundations of Time-Based Media

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Major Requirements (51 credit hours):

ARTS 115Drawing and Painting I

3

ARTS 215Drawing and Painting II

3

ARTS 212Life Drawing I

3

ARTS 312Life Drawing II

3

ARTS 241Figure Modeling

3

ARTS 315Drawing and Painting III

3

ARTS 415Drawing and Painting IV

3

ARTS 494Directed Studio Projects

1-3

ARTS 495Independent Studio Projects

1-6

THEA 226Scene Painting I

3

THEA 427Scene Painting II

3

ARTS Art Studio Electives

12

ARTH Art History Electives

6

Total Credit Hours:51

NOTE:

  • ARTS electives must include at least one course in printmaking and one course in sculpture or ceramics beyond the Foundation level.
  • ARTS 400 Senior Exhibition is optional, but strongly recommended. To enroll, a 3.5 GPA (in ARTS) and/or area faculty approval is required.
  • Electives may emphasize another major within the visual arts as advised.
  • ARTS 490 Learning Assistant can be used for a maximum of 6 credit hours of electives under advisement.
  • ARTS 497 Research Practicum can be used for a maximum of 3 credit hours of electives under advisement.
  • ARTS 494 and ARTS 495 are variable 1-3 credit hour courses. Students are to complete the courses for 3 credit hours each to satisfy the degree requirements. ARTS 494 and ARTS 495 will focus on Drawing and Painting.

Visiting Artist Program (8 credit hours):

Eight semesters at 1 credit hour each.

Total Credit Hours:8

NOTE: The Visiting Artist Program is only required each semester the student is a major within the department.

Total Credit Hours: 80