National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited
All freshmen and transfer students enter the B.F.A. program through required portfolio review. Those admitted as freshmen or as transfers with fewer than four semesters in college must be examined for the major prior to their last four semesters in the program. Students admitted as upper-division transfers must be examined for the major at the end of the first semester in the program.
The application for a major is the most critical evaluation in the program. Eligibility will be determined by a two-member faculty committee on the basis of an interview with the student and a review of his or her portfolio. Each B.F.A. student will be required to mount an individual exhibition of his or her work. It will be planned and installed with the advice of the student’s faculty adviser, but no grade will be assigned. The Art and Design Department reserves the right to retain students’ artwork for official purposes, such as exhibits, catalogs, or teaching aids.
Admission to the B.F.A. program is based on an interview and portfolio examination by the Art and Design Department. The portfolio is to be presented in person or mailed along with a statement of intent as stipulated by the department and should contain examples of work that the candidate believes best display his or her abilities.
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.
Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39
Major Requirements (78 credit hours)
Required Courses (45 credit hours)
DES 101 INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 3
FAR 101 DRAWING I 3
FAR 102 DRAWING II 3
FAR 103 MODELING 3
FAR 104 THEMES AND ISSUES IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 3
FAR 210 INTRODUCTORY PAINTING 3
FAR 220 INTRODUCTORY PHOTOGRAPHY 3
FAR 230 INTRODUCTORY PRINTMAKING 3
FAR 240 INTRODUCTORY SCULPTURE 3
FAR 250 ART HISTORY I 3
FAR 251 ART HISTORY II 3
FAR 363 TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART HISTORY 3
FAR 470 SENIOR SEMINAR IN FINE ARTS 3
Two are history electives 6
Painting Courses (21 credit hours)
FAR 311 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING I 3
FAR 312 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II 3
FAR 313 ADVANCED PAINTING 3-9
FAR 410 SENIOR STUDIO IN PAINTING 6
12 credit hours
All College Electives
3-9 credit hours 3-9
Total Credit Hours 120
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