BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

The School of Art & Design recently completed a revision to its Bachelor of Fine Arts curriculum in order to offer a professional program that comprehensively meets the needs of our students and prepares them to thrive in a competitive art world.  The program revision provides a well-crafted balance between the conceptual and technical aspects of art making.  This includes a revised foundations program with a foundations review, an expanded education in art history, the introduction of a capstone experience prior to a student's graduation, and the introduction of 4 new prefixes for School of Art & Design courses to make the change possible: AD2D (designating Two Dimensional Art Studio courses), AD3D (designating Three Dimensional Art Studio courses), ADGD (designating Graphic Design Studio courses) and ADPM (designating Photography/New Media Studio courses).

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is designed to encourage students to develop a personal focus and direction as well as learn to function professionally as artists.

Students entering the School of Art & Design in Winter 2018 will begin their studies under this revised BFA program.

Major Requirements: 81 hours

Foundations: 21 hours

Art History: 15 hours

Choose three credit hours from the following

Area of Concentration: 42 hours

Choose one of the concentrations below

2D Media

2D Studio Core: 9 hours

2D Restricted Electives: 3 hours

Three credit hours selected from any AD2D course (200 level and above)

General Studio Electives: 12 hours

Twelve credit hours of studio electives taken in any media: 2D (AD2D), 3D (AD3D), Graphic Design (ADGD), Photography/New Media (ADPM), or general Art & Design studio (AD) at the 200-level and above.

Capstone Studios: 6 hours

3D Media

3D Studio Core: 9 hours

3D Restricted Electives: 9 hours

Nine credit hours selected from any AD3D course (200 level and above).

General Studio Electives: 9 hours

Nine credit hours of studio electives taken in any media: 2D (AD2D), 3D (AD3D), Graphic Design (ADGD), Photography/New Media (ADPM), or general Art & Design studio (AD) at the 200-level and above.

Capstone Studios: 6 hours

Graphic Design

A minimum grade of ā€œCā€ is required in all Graphic Design Core courses and students must pass mid-program portfolio review prior to ADGD 401.

Graphic Design Restricted Electives: 9 hours

Nine credit hours selected from any ADGD course (200 level and above).

General Studio Electives: 12 hours

Twelve credit hours of studio electives taken in any media: 2D (AD2D), 3D (AD3D), Graphic Design (ADGD), Photography/New Media (ADPM), or general Art & Design studio (AD) at the 200-level and above.

Capstone Studios: 6 hours

Photography/New Media

Photography/New Media Restricted Electives: 9 hours

Nine credit hours selected from any ADPM course (200 level and above).

General Studio Electives: 9 hours

Nine credit hours of studio electives taken in any media: 2D (AD2D), 3D (AD3D), Graphic Design (ADGD), Photography/New Media (ADPM), or general Art & Design studio (AD) at the 200-level and above.

Capstone Studios: 6 hours

Capstone Seminar: 3 hours

Minor Requirement:

This major does not require a minor.