Sculpture, Bachelor of Fine Arts

About the Program: 

High school students applying for admission to the B.F.A. sculpture major need only state his/her intent to major in sculpture to be accepted to the major, assuming required G.P.A. and other college admission standards are met. A portfolio is not required. All students, including transfer students, must undergo a formal portfolio review after completion of FAR342 (Intermediate II) or the equivalent course for a transfer student.

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

Admission Requirements: 

Admission to the B.F.A. program for high school students is made by stating his/her intent to major in sculpture when applying to the college, assuming G.P.A. and other college admission standards are met. A portfolio is not required. All students, including transfer students, must undergo a formal portfolio review after completion of FAR342 (Intermediate II) or the equivalent course for a transfer student. 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.

Program Requirements: 

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. Sculpture (21 cr)
FAR 341 Intermediate Sculpture I
FAR 342 Intermediate Sculpture II
FAR 343 Advanced Sculpture (three courses) (9)
FAR 440 Senior Studio in Sculpture (6)

C. Art Electives (12 cr)

All College Electives 3-9 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

Fine Arts

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