The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Course Description Index

Art

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Art (907) 474-7530

Degrees: B.A., B.F.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 130 credits

The program of the art department recognizes the responsibility of the fine arts within the humanities. Courses in art further encourage independent, original, and creative thinking.

The bachelor of fine arts is a professionally oriented degree designed to prepare students for careers in art. This degree is also the usual prerequisite for graduate studies in art. Enrollment in the B.F.A. program is recommended only for those students willing to make the considerable commitment of time and energy necessary to strive for professional competence in their major areas. Admission to the B.F.A. program requires a portfolio review by the art faculty and is generally done in the junior year.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Art -- B.A. Degree

1. Complete general university requirements and B.A. degree requirements.
2. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
A. Lower Division (27 credits)
ART 105 -- Beginning Drawing (3 credits)
ART 205 -- Intermediate Drawing (3 credits)
ART 261-262 -- History of World Art (6 credits)
ART 211 -- Beginning Sculpture (3 credits)
ART 213 -- Beginning Oil Painting (3 credits)
Take two of the following: (6 credits)
ART 161 -- Two-Dimensional Design (3)
ART 162 -- Color and Design (3)
ART 163 -- Three-Dimensional Design (3)
One elective chosen from: (3 credits)
ART 201 -- Beginning Ceramics (3)
ART 207 -- Beginning Printmaking (3)
ART 209 -- Beginning Metalsmithing and Jewelry (3)
B. Upper Division (12 credits)
Nine (9) credits in upper division courses in one subject area, selected from one of these major concentrations:
Drawing Sculpture
Painting Ceramics
Printmaking Metalsmithing
Upper division Art History (3 credits)
Minimum credits required for major (39 credits)
Minimum credits required for degree (130 credits)
Transfer students who are candidates for the B.A. degree or a B.F.A. in Art must complete a minimum of 18 hours of credits in art courses while in residence.

Art -- B.F.A. Degree

1. Complete general university requirements and B.A. degree requirements; a non-art minor is not required for this degree.
2. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
A. Lower Division (27 credits)
ART 105 -- Beginning Drawing (3 credits)
ART 205 -- Intermediate Drawing (3 credits)
ART 261-262 -- History of World Art (6 credits)
ART 211 -- Beginning Sculpture (3 credits)
ART 213 -- Beginning Oil Painting (3 credits)
Take two of the following: (6 credits)
ART 161 -- Two-Dimensional Design (3)
ART 162 -- Color and Design (3)
ART 163 -- Three-Dimensional Design (3)
One of the following (3 credits)
ART 201 -- Beginning Ceramics (3)
or ART 207 -- Beginning Printmaking (3)
or ART 209 -- Beginning Metalsmithing and Jewelry (3)
or ART 268 -- Beginning Native Art Studio (3)
B. Upper Division (48 credits)
*Upper division Art History (9 credits)
Major Program approved by B.F.A. thesis committee, to include at least two and no more than three studio areas, one area of which must include a minimum of 15 credits, and a second area of which must include a minimum
of 9 credits (30 credits)
Upper Division Art Electives (6 credits)
Thesis Project (3 credits)
Minimum credits required for degree (130 credits)
All studio areas in the department are eligible for fulfillment of specialization requirements -- painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, metalsmithing, Native art, and computer art.

*HUM 332, ART 365, ART 367, or ANTH/ART 402 may apply toward this requirement.

MINOR in Art
A minor in Art for the B.A. or B.S. degree is available only to non-art majors and requires 15 credits from at least 3 subject areas in Art.

Art Program for Teachers
Students who are preparing to teach art must complete the requirements for an education minor as required by the Department of Education.


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