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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art (120 Credits)

For the degree Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art a total of at least 70 credits in ART are required; 46 of these must be in 300-400-level courses.

Admission requirements (students should prepare for BFA review during fall semester of the junior year):

1) ART 102, 103 and 110;
2) ART 201 and 202;
3) One course from 2D area (ART 111, 312, 320 or 370);
4) One course from 3D area (ART 340 or 350;
5) One course from media arts areas (ART 332, 333 or 381);
6) 6 additional credits in major emphasis;
7) 2.0 cumulative GPA in ART courses;
8) Slide portfolio and exhibit presentation of original art work.
First Year
First TermCredits
ART 1023
ART 1103
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab14
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3 or 4
Second TermCredits
ART 1033
ART 111, 312, 320, or 3703
ART 201 [ARTS]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab14
Second Year
First TermCredits
ART 340 or 3503
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
300-400-level ART Elective3
Foreign Language or Electives3 or 4
Second TermCredits
ART 2023
ART 332, 333, or 3813
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
300-400-level ART Elective3
Foreign Language or Electives3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
ART 303 3
ART 3123
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
300-400-level ART Elective3
Second TermCredits
ART 3043
Humanities [HUM]3
300-400-level ART Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
ART 498 [M]3
Integrated Capstone [CAPS]3
300-400-level ART Electives9
Second TermCredits
ART [M]23
ART 4934
300-400-level ART Electives3

1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
2ART [M]: Repeatable [M] course cannot be used to fulfill both of the two required [M] courses.

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