B.F.A. in Visual Arts
Caroline Downing, Chair
219 Brainerd, (315) 267-2251/2252, firstname.lastname@example.org
64-67 credit hours required.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the professional undergraduate degree in the Visual Arts. The BFA adheres to the College’s strong general education in the liberal arts while offering increased breadth and depth in the studio arts. The primary goal of the program is to foster students’ mastery of visual arts by giving them further experience in the studio and advanced work in art history and arts theory.
Admission is by portfolio review; reviews are conducted at the end of the spring semester each year. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 to be admitted and to remain in the program.
All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:
|Fine Arts Core
|ARTH 101||Survey of Art: Ancient to Renaissance|
|ARTH 102||Survey of Art: Renaissance to Modern|
|ARTH 464||Foundations of Modern Art|
|ARTH 300 or 400 level
||Art History Elective|
|ARTS 110||Foundations of Drawing I (4 credits)|
|ARTS 120||Color and Design (4 credits)|
||Three-Dimensional Design (4 credits)
||Foundations of Drawing II (4 credits)
Four Studio Requirements
|Including at least one three-dimensional course
|ARTS 312||Drawing and Mixed Media I (4 credits)|
|ARTS 319||Digital Design I (4 credits)|
|ARTS 329||Painting I (4 credits)|
|ARTS 339||Printmaking I (4 credits)|
|ARTS 349||Sculpture I (4 credits)|
|ARTS 359||Ceramics I (4 credits)|
|ARTS 369||Video I (4 credits)|
|ARTS 379||Photography I (4 credits)|
|4 studio electives; at least one level 4 studio and one level 2 from another studio area. All studio courses are 4 credits.
|One additional Studio Elective (4 credits) or
ARTS 490 Senior Art Internship (6 credits) or
ARTS 491 & 492 Senior Art Thesis I & II (6 credits) and
ARTM 493 Senior Exhibition Seminar (1 credit)
Note: Students are required to take 60 credit hours outside of the Art Department.