Art

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Art
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B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A. Degrees; Minor

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Minimum Requirements for Degrees: B.A.: 130 credits; B.F.A.: 130 credits

The art program encourages independent, original and creative thinking while recognizing the role and responsibility of the fine arts within the humanities.

The B.F.A. degree is professionally oriented and designed to prepare students for careers in art. It is the usual prerequisite for graduate studies in art. Admission requires a portfolio review by the art faculty, generally done in the student's junior year. Enrollment in the B.F.A. program is recommended only for students who are willing to make the considerable commitment of time and energy necessary to achieve professional competence in their major areas. Career opportunities for B.F.A. graduates include artist, designer, arts administrator, art teacher, gallery and museum administrator, and computer-related fields.

Major -- B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    1. Complete the following:
      ART F105--Beginning Drawing--3 credits
      ART F205--Intermediate Drawing--3 credits
      ART F211--Beginning Sculpture--3 credits
      ART F213--Beginning Painting (Acrylic or Oil)--3 credits
      ART F261 and F262--History of World Art--6 credits
    2. Complete two of the following:
      ART F161--Two-Dimensional Design--3 credits
      ART F162--Color and Design--3 credits
      ART F163--Three-Dimensional Design--3 credits
    3. Complete one of the following electives:
      ART F201--Beginning Ceramics--3 credits
      ART F207--Beginning Printmaking--3 credits
      ART F209--Beginning Metalsmithing and Jewelry--3 credits
      ART F268--Beginning Native Art Studio--3 credits
      ART F371O--Digital Photography and Pixel Painting--3 credits
    4. Complete three upper-division courses from one of these major concentrations:
      Ceramics--9 credits
      Computer Art--9 credits
      Drawing--9 credits
      Metalsmithing--9 credits
      Native Studio Art--9 credits
      Painting--9 credits
      Printmaking--9 credits
      Sculpture--9 credits
    5. Upper-division art history--3 credits
  4. Minimum art credits required for major--39 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--130 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Note: Transfer students who are candidates for the B.A. degree or a B.F.A. in art must complete a minimum of 18 credits in art while in residence.

Major -- B.F.A. Degree

Concentrations: Ceramics, Computer Art, Drawing, Metalsmithing, Native Studio Art, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.F.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    1. Complete the following:
      ART F105--Beginning Drawing--3 credits
      ART F205--Intermediate Drawing--3 credits
      ART F211--Beginning Sculpture--3 credits
      ART F213--Beginning Painting (Acrylic or Oil)--3 credits
      ART F261 and F262--History of World Art--6 credits
    2. Complete two of the following:
      ART F161--Two-Dimensional Design--3 credits
      ART F162--Color and Design--3 credits
      ART F163--Three-Dimensional Design--3 credits
    3. Complete one of the following:--3 credits
      ART F201--Beginning Ceramics--3 credits
      ART F207--Beginning Printmaking--3 credits
      ART F209--Beginning Metalsmithing and Jewelry--3 credits
      ART F268--Beginning Native Art Studio--3 credits
      ART F371O--Digital Photography and Pixel Painting--3 credits
    4. Complete the following:
      Upper-division art history**--9 credits
      Major program approved by B.F.A. thesis committee***--30 credits
      Upper-division art electives--6 credits
      Thesis project--3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--130 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

** Any upper-division art history class (ART F360, F363W, F364W, F365, F366, F367), ANTH/ART F402, ART F425W, F463, F490, F493, HUM F332 or HUM F469W may apply toward this requirement.

*** Major program must include at least two, and no more than three, studio areas. Minimum requirement for the first area is 15 upper-division credits. Minimum requirement for the second area is 9 upper-division credits.

Note: A non-art minor is not required for this degree.

Note: Transfer students who are candidates for the B.A. degree or a B.F.A. in art must complete a minimum of 18 credits in art while in residence.

Note: All studio areas in the department are eligible for fulfillment of specialization requirements: ceramics, computer art, metalsmithing, Native art, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.

Minor

  1. Complete the following:*
    ART F105--Beginning Drawing--3 credits
    ART F262--History of World Art--3 credits
    ART F365--Native Art of Alaska--3 credits
  2. Complete one of the following:*
    ART F161--Two-Dimensional Design--3 credits
    ART F162--Color and Design--3 credits
    ART F163--Three-Dimensional Design--3 credits
  3. Complete one of the following:*
    ART F201--Beginning Ceramics--3 credits
    ART F211--Beginning Sculpture--3 credits
    ART F268--Beginning Native Art Studio--3 credits
  4. Complete one of the following:*
    ART F207--Beginning Printmaking--3 credits
    ART F209--Beginning Metalsmithing and Jewelry--3 credits
    ART F213--Beginning Painting (Acrylic or Oil)--3 credits
    ART F371O--Digital Photography and Pixel Painting--3 credits
  5. Minimum credits required--18 credits

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.

Note: A minor in art for the B.A. or B.S. degree is available only to non-art majors.


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