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Art, B.A.

About the Program

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited

The Art program provides students with the opportunity to study a wide variety of visual arts media. Together with basic instruction in drawing, design, and art history, students, under advisement, select 24 credit hours in electives in fine arts and/or design.

The Fine Arts Department reserves the right to retain artwork for official purposes, such as exhibits, catalogs, or teaching aids.

Students are expected to assume the costs of materials they use in their courses. All studio courses may have an additional instructional charge for materials used in class. Students enrolled in a studio course are expected to work a minimum of two additional hours each week outside of class for each credit granted for that class.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Art 42 cr

A. Required Courses (21 cr)
DES 101 Introductory Design 2D I
DES 103 Introductory Design 3D I
FAR 101 Drawing I
FAR 102 Drawing II
FAR 104 Themes and Issues in Contemporary Arts
FAR 250 Art History I
FAR 251 Art History II

B. Electives in Fine Arts and/or Design (21 cr)

All College Electives 39-45 credits

Total Required Credit Hours 120 credits


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Art and Design Department

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Upton Hall 402 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6032 •  Fax: (716) 878-4231