BFA Major in Art

Requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Art

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Global Environments and Societies
General Psychology
Choose one of the following sequences:
Survey of World Civilization to 1500
and Survey of World Civilization since 1500
United States History to 1877
and United States History since 1877
Area V
Major Core Requirements in Art
AR 170Art Appreciation 13
AR 201Digital Photo I3
AR 221Drawing I3
AR 222Drawing II3
AR 231Design I3
AR 232Design II3
AR 281Art History Survey I 23
AR 282Art History Survey II 23
AR 283Art History Survey III 23
AR 311Printmaking I3
AR 342Painting I3
AR 347Digital Media I 33
AR 351Ceramics I3
AR 385WCritical and Applied Art Theory 23
AR 391Sculpture I3
AR 423Digital Portfolio Design3
Select one from the following:3
Professional Practices in Art 4
Studio Elective 5
Methodology and Materials in Art 1
Select three hours from the following advanced art history courses:3
Modern Art
Modern Architecture
Italian Renaissance Art
American Art
History of Photography
Women in Art History
Special Topics in art History
Bachelor of Fine Arts Concentration
Select one from the following studio areas:21
BFA Studio Electives
Select fifteen hours at the 300-400 level, including nine hours of 300-400 level 515
A minor is not required for this major
General Electives
General Elective hours (BFA) to bring total to 125
Total Hours125

Required for Art/Education double majors only.


These courses are required in these majors if not completed as a part of the General Education Component.


Fulfills computer literacy requirement.


Required for Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education and Art double majors. 

Concentration Options


AR 352Ceramics II3
AR 452Form And Content Experimentation in Ceramics3
AR 453Personal Form Investigation in Ceramics3
AR 454Form and Content Development in Ceramics3
AR 455Advanced Form and Content Development in Ceramics3
AR 456Professional Skill Development in Ceramics3
AR 457Final Portfolio Preparation in Ceramics3
Total Hours21

Digital Media

AR 348Digital Media II3
AR 446Semiotics in Art3
AR 461Advanced Digital Media - 2D3
AR 462Advanced Digital Media-Web3
AR 463Advanced Digital Media - Multimedia3
AR 464Advanced Digital Media - Video3
AR 465Advanced Digital Project - Senior Project3
Total Hours21


AR 343Painting II3
AR 434Contemporary Painting Overview3
AR 435Selected Studies in Contemporary Painting3
AR 436Non-Traditional Materials and Methods in Painting3
AR 437Personal Style and Content in Painting3
AR 438Professional Development in Painting3
AR 439Exhibition Practicum in Painting3
Total Hours21


AR 320Film Photo I3
AR 321Film Photo II3
AR 331Digital Photography II3
AR 332Studio Photography3
AR 402Medium Format Film Camera3
AR 404Narrative Photography3
AR 406Thematic Portfolio in Photography3
Total Hours21


AR 392Sculpture II3
AR 474Form and Content Experimentation in Sculpture3
AR 475Personal Form Investigation in Sculpture3
AR 476Form and Content Development in Sculpture3
AR 477Advanced Form and Content Development in Sculpture3
AR 478Professional Skill Development in Sculpture3
AR 479Final Portfolio Preparation in Sculpture3
Total Hours21