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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art BFA, Studio Art Specialization


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The bachelor of fine arts, studio art specialization is a comprehensive studio art degree for students desiring to pursue studio art-related careers or seeking artistic enrichment. The degree can be directed toward either a discipline-specific studio art practice or a cross-disciplinary and/or cross-media studio art practice.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of both Western and non-Western historical and contemporary visual arts;
  • effective use of a wide range of technical skills in the production of work contextualized within historical and contemporary visual arts;
  • participation in collaborative and team-led projects and activities;
  • creation of artwork at an advanced level of expertise;
  • student-led exhibitions of work both on campus and in the community;
  • production of a professional packet that includes a resume, artist statement and professional documentation of artistic work; and
  • establishment of professional networks and contacts at the local level or above.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Core


Admission Requirements
All new art and design majors begin as a BA in art major. The department offers advising for a studio art track and a graphic design track.

Students enrolled in the BA in art may choose to submit an application for entrance into the BFA program during their junior year.

Admittance to the BFA Studio Art program is based on your junior year grade-point average in applicable courses. Students must have a 3.0 GPA in all art and design classes. Prerequisite courses can be taken before entrance into the program, and first-year and sophomores are recommended to enroll in the BA Studio Art Track program so they can be assigned an advisor and discuss program options.

Admittance to the BFA Graphic Design program occurs at the beginning of your junior year, and is contingent upon grade-point average, and the completion of prerequisite graphic design courses. Students must have a 3.0 GPA in all art and design classes. Prerequisite courses can be taken before entrance into the program, and first-year and sophomores are recommended to enroll in the BA Graphic Design Track program so they can be assigned an advisor and discuss program options.

For admissions into the BFA degrees:

  1. Junior class standing (90 or more credits)
  2. an Art GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. have taken at least 5 art classes

Graphic design students must have completed or be currently enrolled in ART 172 and ART 274.

Studio Art Specialization


Lower-division Required Studio Art Courses Credits: 24


Upper-division Department-approved Studio Art Courses Credits: 50-52


Select a total of 50 to 52 credits from the following upper-division courses. Please note that a maximum of 20 credits may be taken from a single media area (Photography, Wood Design, Jewelry/Metals, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture).

Total Credits: 108-110


College and Department Information


Art and Design Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

Program Codes
Major plan codes: ARTBFA, ARTBFAP
Specialization plan code: STAR

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