All freshman and transfer students are welcomed into the BFA program.
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 is assigned. The Fine Arts 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 open. Newly declared majors need to schedule a meeting with their new adviser in the major to review their work and become familiarized with the program's requirements.
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 cr
Total Required Credit Hours in Fine Arts 78 cr
A. Required Courses (45 cr)
DES 101 Two-Dimensional Design
FAR 101 Drawing I
FAR 102 Drawing II
FAR 103 Modeling
FAR 104 Themes and Issues in Contemporary Arts
FAR 210 Introductory Painting
FAR 220 Introductory Photography
FAR 230 Introductory Printmaking
FAR 240 Introductory Sculpture
FAR 250 Art History I
FAR 251 Art History II
FAR 363 Twentieth-Century Art
FAR 470 Senior Seminar in Fine Arts
Two art history electives.
B. Printmaking (21 cr)
FAR 331 Intermediate Printmaking I
FAR 332 Intermediate Printmaking II
FAR 333 Advanced Printmaking (three courses) (9)
FAR 430 Senior Studio in Printmaking (6)
C. Art Electives (12 cr)
All College Electives 3-9 cr
Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr