The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art Studio is a professional degree that allows students to develop a concentration of 18 advanced-level credits in any of the following areas:
- 2-dimensional media
- 3-dimensional media
- Digital media
- Graphic design
Traditional (on campus)
|General Education Courses||40 or 41|
|Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
ENG 101 English Composition I
Any Public Speaking Course
|Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
Any Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Course
|Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course
Any Technological Literacy Course*
Any Humanities Course**
Any Fine Arts Course***
Any Natural Sciences Course
Any Social Sciences Course
|General Education Options
|Any Laboratory Course (ART 233 Natural Sciences Drawing OR ART 130 may be used here)
|Required Major Courses||33|
|ART 110 Drawing I||3|
|ART 119 Design 2-D||3|
|ART 120 Design 3-D||3|
|ART 310 Advanced Drawing OR ART 438 Figure Drawing||3|
|ART 350 Printmaking: Relief OR ART 351 Printmaking: Intaglio OR ART 295 Surface Design OR ART 352 Printmaking Processes||3|
|ART 376 Jewelry/Metals: Casting OR ART 377 Jewelry/Metals: Fabrication||3|
|ART 382 Ceramics Studio||3|
|ART 383 Painting Studio||3|
|ART 385 Sculpture Studio||3|
|ART 388 Critical Writing in Art||3|
|ART 490 Senior Studio Thesis||3|
|Required Art History Courses||12|
|Select one of the following:
||3 or 6|
|Select two to three courses from the following:
||6 or 9|
|Area of Emphasis (select one concentration)||18|
|Single Studio Area Concentration: Students complete 18 upper-level credits in any single ART studio area, including
ART 329 and 490.
||0 or 18|
|2 Dimensional Concentration: Students complete 18 credits in any combination of the following courses:
||0 or 18|
|3 Dimensional Concentration: Students complete 18 credits in any combination of the following courses:
||0 or 18|
|Digital Media Concentration: Students complete 18 credits from the following courses:
||0 or 18|
|Select any three ART courses||9|
|Free Electives||3 to 5|
Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:
- Special Experience Course (1 course required): ART 490 Senior Studio Thesis
- Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): ART 388 Critical Writing in Art AND ART 490 Senior Studio Thesis
- Laboratory Course (1 course required): Any Laboratory Course (ART 233 Natural Science Drawing OR ART 130 Biological Illustration may be used here.)
* DMT 180 is a pre-requisite for many digital media courses and is recommended for students who plan to take digital media courses.
** Students are encouraged to consider taking courses in art, music, theatre, philosophy or languages related to their interests.
*** ART courses may be used here.
+ Pre-requisites for ART 227 (Graphic Design Studio I) include ART 120, CDC 120, ART 261 and ART 262, and students must pass a Portfolio Review in February of their sophomore year, which admits only selected students to the two-year junior-and-senior-year cohort of Graphic Design Studios 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- 35% (42 credits/14 courses) of the required 120 credits must include upper-division courses (300-400 level).
- All art studio courses 300 level and above are repeatable.
- Requirements in Major: Students must complete 18 credits in one of the four listed concentrations as an area of emphasis.
- Students are eligible and advised to declare a Certificate in Studio Art. If planning to pursue an MFA in Art, they should complete four courses in a single studio area for their Certificate in Studio Art.
- Students preferring additional free electives may make room to do so by meeting general education course requirements with courses listed on the general education menus from their major.
- Graduation Requirements: Minimum GPA - 2.0; Minimum Credits - 120; all major and general educations courses completed.
- Academic Advisement: Consult your adviser to discuss your appropriate schedule and all other issues relating to your major.
- Graduation: Students must apply during the first month of their last semester with the College Office.
- Additional Reminders: Developmental courses do not count toward the 120 credits necessary for graduation but are calculated in your overall GPA.