UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Art Major

54 credits

1) REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSE (credits count toward General Education)

  • ART 100 Intro to Visual Art

2) FOUNDATION & CORE REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)

Select the following courses:

  • ART 121 Design Foundation I
  • ART 122 Design Foundation II 
  • ART 131 Drawing I
  • ART 132 Drawing II
  • ART 211 World Art History Survey I: Prehistory to the Nineteenth Century
  • ART 212 World Art History Survey II: Modern to Contemporary Art and Architecture
  • ART 224 Digital Graphics
  • ART 249 Professional Practice Seminar I

3) INTRODUCTORY COURSE ELECTIVES (15 credits)

Select 15 credits from the following:

  • ART 213 Art Since 1945: Modern and Contemporary Art History
  • ART 227 Introduction to Ceramics 
  • ART 229 Introduction to Glass
  • ART 230 Casting & Cold Glass
  • ART 235 Introduction to Photography
  • ART 236 Introduction to Printmaking
  • ART 238 Introduction to Painting
  • ART 241 Introduction to Graphic Design 
  • ART 242 Interactive Media
  • ART 243 Typography
  • ART 289 Special Topics in Art (1-3 cr.)
  • ART 291 The Arts of Asia
  • ART 292 Introduction to Art Therapy

4) UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVES (15 credits)

Select 15 credits from the following:

  • ART 308 History of Design 
  • ART 320 Drawing from the Figure 
  • ART 325 Advanced Casting
  • ART 327 Studio-Ceramics
  • ART 329 Studio-Glass
  • ART 330 Studio Illustration 
  • ART 335 Studio-Photography
  • ART 336 Studio Printmaking 
  • ART 338 Studio Painting 
  • ART 341 Publishing Design Studio
  • ART 342 Design for User Experience
  • ART 343 Typographic Systems
  • ART 346 Branding and Package Design
  • ART 378 Semester Abroad Research 
  • ART 379 Internship in Art/Design 
  • ART 389 Special Topics in Art 
  • ART 392 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 
  • ART 489 Special Topics in Art 
  • ART 499 Independent Study<

64 credits

1) REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSE (credits count toward General Education)

  • ART 100 Intro to Visual Art 

2) FOUNDATION & CORE REQUIREMENTS (28 credits)

Select the following courses:

  • ART 121 Design Foundation I
  • ART 122 Design Foundation II 
  • ART 131 Drawing I 
  • ART 132 Drawing II
  • ART 211 World Art History Survey I: Prehistory to the Nineteenth Century
  • ART 212 World Art History Survey II: Modern to Contemporary Art and Architecture
  • ART 224 Digital Graphics
  • ART 249 Professional Practice Seminar I
  • ART 349 Professional Practice Seminar II
  • ART 486 Senior Thesis (1 cr)

3) INTRODUCTORY COURSES (15 credits)

Select 15 credits from the following (one course must be in 3D media: ART 227, ART 229, or ART 230):
* Indicates a repeatable course

  • ART 213 Art Since 1945: Modern and Contemporary Art History
  • ART 227 Introduction to Ceramics
  • ART 229 Introduction to Glass
  • ART 230 Casting & Cold Glass
  • ART 235 Introduction to Photography 
  • ART 236 Introduction to Printmaking 
  • ART 238 Introduction to Painting
  • ART 241 Introduction to Graphic Design 
  • ART 242 Interactive Media
  • ART 243 Typography
  • ART 289 Special Topics in Art (1-3 cr.) *
  • ART 291 The Arts of Asia
  • ART 292 Introduction to Art Therapy

4) EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

Each emphasis has its own set of requirements from the following.
Select 15 credits from the following:
* Indicates a repeatable course

  • ART 308 History of Design 
  • ART 320 Drawing from the Figure *
  • ART 325 Advanced Casting *
  • ART 327 Studio Ceramics *
  • ART 329 Studio Glass *
  • ART 330 Studio Illustration *
  • ART 335 Studio Photography *
  • ART 336 Studio Printmaking *
  • ART 338 Studio Painting *
  • ART 341 Publishing Design Studio
  • ART 342 Design for User Experience
  • ART 343 Typographic Systems
  • ART 346 Branding and Package Design
  • ART 378 Semester Abroad Research *
  • ART 379 Internship in Art/Design *
  • ART 389 Special Topics in Art *
  • ART 392 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 
  • ART 489 Special Topics in Art *
  • ART 499 Independent Study *

5) UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVES (6 credits)

Select 6 credits from 300/400 level ART courses not required for chosen BFA degree emphasis.

49 credits (Art portion of degree)

1) REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSE (credits count toward General Education)

  • ART 100 Intro to Visual Art 

2) FOUNDATION & CORE REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)

Select the following courses:

  • ART 121 Design Foundation I
  • ART 122 Design Foundation II 
  • ART 131 Drawing I 
  • ART 132 Drawing II
  • ART 211 World Art History Survey I: Prehistory to the Nineteenth Century
  • ART 212 World Art History Survey II: Modern to Contemporary Art and Architecture
  • ART 224 Digital Graphics
  • ART 249 Professional Practice Seminar I

3) ART EDUCATION REQUIRED COURSES (4 credits)

  • ART 250 Child Art (2 cr)
  • ART 251 Middle School and Secondary Art (2 cr)

4) INTRODUCTORY COURSE ELECTIVES (15 credits)

Select five 200 level Art courses from the following:

  • ART 213 Art Since 1945: Modern and Contemporary Art History
  • ART 227 Introduction to Ceramics 
  • ART 229 Introduction to Glass
  • ART 230 Casting & Cold Glass
  • ART 235 Introduction to Photography 
  • ART 236 Introduction to Printmaking 
  • ART 238 Introduction to Painting
  • ART 241 Introduction to Graphic Design 
  • ART 242 Interactive Media
  • ART 243 Typography
  • ART 289 Special Topics in Art (1-3 cr.)
  • ART 291 The Arts of Asia
  • ART 292 Introduction to Art Therapy

5) UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVES (6 credits)

Choose two 300 level Art courses from the following:

  • ART 308 History of Design 
  • ART 320 Drawing from the Figure 
  • ART 325 Advanced Casting
  • ART 327 Studio Ceramics
  • ART 329 Studio Glass
  • ART 330 Studio Illustration 
  • ART 335 Studio Photography
  • ART 336 Studio Printmaking 
  • ART 338 Studio Painting 
  • ART 341 Publishing Design Studio
  • ART 342 Design for User Experience
  • ART 343 Typographic Systems
  • ART 346 Branding and Package Design
  • ART 378 Semester Abroad Research 
  • ART 379 Internship in Art/Design 
  • ART 389 Special Topics in Art 
  • ART 392 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 
  • ART 489 Special Topics in Art 
  • ART 499 Independent Study

Art Department

172 Kleinpell Fine Arts
715-425-3266
www.uwrf.edu/ART/