Bachelor of Fine Arts Academic Plan

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Art.

Visit the Fine Arts page to learn more about the program.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year

ART 121 Design Foundation - 3
ART 131 Drawing I - 3
General Education CW (ENGL 100) - 3
General Education HF - 3
General Education SB - 3
Total semester credits - 15

ART 132 Drawing II - 3
ART 200-level studio course - 3
General Education CS - 3
General Education CW (ENGL 200) - 3
General Education SL - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore Year

ART 211 Western Art to 1500 - 3
ART 200-level studio courses (two) - 6
General Education HW (P ED 108) - 1
Physical Education Activity HW - .5
Total semester credits - 15.5

ART 212 Art History Since 1500 - 3
ART 200-level studio course - 3
Major studio area art course - 3
General education humanities course - 3
General education science course - 3
Physical education activity course - .5
Total semester credits - 15.5

Junior
Year

ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology - 3
ART 200-level studio course - 3
Art major studio area - 3
Art history course - 2
General education science course - 3
Total semester credits - 14

PHIL 235 Philosophy of the Arts - 3
Art major studio lab - 3
Art minor studio area - 3
Art history course - 2
General education social/behavioral science course - 3
Approved elective course - 3
Total semester credits - 17

Senior
Year

ART 485 Senior Seminar - 1
IHUM 498 Senior Level Capstone Course - 2
ART 200-level studio course - 3
Art major studio area - 3
Art minor studio area - 3
General education diversity course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

ART 200-level studio course - 3
ART 309 Gallery Techniques - 1
ART 320 Drawing from the Figure - 3
Art major studio lab - 3
Required elective related fields - 2
Approved elective course - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 39 cr.
Major Courses - 66 cr.
Support Courses - 9 cr.
Electives - 6 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisors students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.


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