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Major in Fine Art, Pre-Professional (BFA)

Required courses: 48 credit hours

All BFA majors are required to take coursework in the following order:

Note: No minor is required for the completion of the professional degree program (BFA) in art.

Tier 1: 9 credit hours required

ART 121 Fundamentals of Design (3)
OR
MART 121 Visual Concepts (3)

ART 202 Drawing 1 (3)
MART 233 Digital Imaging (3)

Tier 2: 12 credit hours required

ART 203 Drawing 2 (3)
ART 221 Painting 1 (3)
ART 241 Sculpture 1 (3)
ART 271 Printmaking 1 (3)

Tier 3: 15 credit hours required

AH 210 Art History 1 (3)
AH 211 Art History 2 (3)

Choose 9 credit hours of electives

Tier 4: 12 credit hours required

AH 340 19th/20th Century Art (3)
AH 380 Art of the Americas (3)
AH 450 Seminar in Art History (3)
ART 491 Senior Colloquium (2)
ART 495 B.F.A. Exhibit (1)

Electives: 18 additional credit hours required

Studio Elective Courses for BFA and BA in Fine Arts:

ART 231 Ceramics 1 (3)
ART 261 Jewelry & Metalsmithing 1 (3)
ART 285 Art Foundry 1 (3)
ART 302 Life Drawing 1 (3)
ART 321 Painting 2 (3)
ART 322 Painting 3 (3)
ART 331 Ceramics 2 (3)
ART 335 Selected Topics in Art Studio (1-4)
ART 341 Sculpture 2 (3)
ART 361 Jewelry & Metalsmithing 2 (3)
ART 371 Printmaking 2 (3)
ART 372 Printmaking 3 (3)
ART 385 Art Foundry 2 (3)
ART 402 Life Drawing 2 (3)
ART 422 Painting 4 (3)
ART 431 Ceramics 3 (3)
ART 435 Selected Topics in Art Studio (1-4)
ART 441 Sculpture 3 (3)
ART 442 Sculpture 4 (3)
ART 461 Jewelry & Metalsmithing 3 (3)
ART 472 Printmaking 4 (3)
ART 485 Art Foundry 3 (3)
ART 493 Directed Study in Art Studio (1-4)
ART 496 Exhibit Design (3)
ART 498 Professional Internship (1-4)

A maximum of three courses may be chosen from the media arts list totaling nine credits:

MART 309 Conceptual Imaging and Methods (3)
MART 320 Color Theory (3)
MART 414 Portfolio (3)
MART 433 Advanced Digital Imaging (3)
MART 443 Digital Photography (3)
MART 445 Advanced Digital Photo (3)
MART 495 Exhibition Design (3)
MART 496 Advanced Exhibition Design (3)

Major Total: 66 credit hours
Proficiency Total: 11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Electives to 128: 11 credit hours
Total for degree: 128 credit hours*

*A minor is not required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 128-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 128-credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Required courses: 33 credit hours; elective courses: 33

Tier 1: 9 credit hours required

ART 121 Fundamentals of Design Studio (3)
OR
MART 121 Visual Concepts (3)

ART 202 Drawing 1 (3)
MART 233 Digital Imaging (3)

Tier 2: 21 credit hours required

ART 203 Drawing 2 (3)
MART 320 Color Theory (3)
AH 210 Art History 1 (3)
AH 211 Art History 2 (3)

Choose 9 credit hours of elective courses in media arts or fine art

Tier 3: 18 credit hours required

AH 340 19th & 20th Century Art (3)
AH 380 Art of the Americas (3)

Choose 12 credit hours of elective courses in media arts and fine art

Tier 4: 18 credit hours required

MART 465 Advanced Media Projects (3)
OR
ART 491 Senior Colloquium (2)

AND ART 495 BFA Exhibit 1 (1)
AH 450 Seminar in History (3)

Choose 12 credit hours of elective in media arts or fine art

Major total: 66 credit hours
Proficiency Total: 11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Electives to 128: 11 credit hours
Total for degree: 128 credit hours*

*A minor is not required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 128-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and math proficiency credit do not count toward the 128-credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.Major in Fine Art, Pre-Professional (BFA).

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Major in Fine Art, Liberal Arts (BA)

Required courses: 18 credit hours; elective courses: 18 credit hours

Tier 1: 6 credit hours required

ART121 Fund of Design (3)
OR
MART121 Visual Concepts (3)
ART202 Drawing I (3)

Tier 2: 9 credit hours

ART203 Drawing 2 (3)

Choose six credit hours of studio electives

Tier 3: 12 credit hours

AH310 Art History 1 (3)
AH311 Art History 2 (3)

Choose six credit hours of studio electives

Tier 4: 9 credit hours

AH34 19th & 20th Century Art (3)

Choose six credit hours of studio electives

Studio Electives courses for B.A. in Fine Arts:

ART231 Ceramics 1 (3)
ART261 Jewelry & Metalsmithing 1 (3)
ART285 Art Foundry 1 (3)
ART302 Life Drawing 1 (3)
ART321 Painting 2 (3)
ART322 Painting 3 (3)
ART331 Ceramics 2 (3)
ART335 Selected Topics in Art Studio (1-4)
ART341 Sculpture 2 (3)
ART361 Jewelry & Metalsmithing 2 (3)
ART371 Printmaking 2 (3)
ART372 Printmaking 3 (3)
ART385 Art Foundry 2 (3)
ART402 Life Drawing 2 (3)
ART422 Painting 4 (3)
ART431 Ceramics 3 (3)
ART435 Selected Topics in Art Studio (1-4)
ART441 Sculpture 3 (3)
ART442 Sculpture 4 (3)
ART461 Jewelry & Metalsmithing 3 (3)
ART472 Printmaking 4 (3)
ART485 Art Foundry 3 (3)
ART493  Directed Study in Art Studio (1-4)
ART496 Exhibit Design (3)
ART498 Prof Internship (1-4)

Major Total: 36 credit hours
Proficiency Total: 11 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
University other: 5 credit hours
Electives/minor to 128: 41 credit hours
Total for degree: 128 credit hours*

*A minor is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 128 credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and Math proficiency credit do not count toward the 128 credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper division units for the degree.

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Minor in Art (Art Studio Emphasis)

Required courses: 15 credit hours

ART 121 Fundamentals of Design (3)
OR
MART 121 Visual Concepts (3)

ART 202 Drawing 1 (3)
ART 203 Drawing 2 (3)
AH 310 Art History 1 (3)
AH 311 Art History 2 (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours

Studio electives: nine credit hours (six credits must be at the 300 or 400 level)

Minor Total: 24 credit hours

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Minor in Art History

Required courses: 21 credit hours

ART 100 Introduction to Art (3)
ART 121 Fundamentals of Design (3)
OR
MART 121 Visual Concepts (3)

AH 310 Art History 1 (3)
AH 311 Art History 2 (3)
AH 380 Art of the Americas (3)
AH 340 19th & 20th Century Art (3)
AH 450 Seminar in Art History (3) (Repeatable)

Minor Total: 21 credit hours

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