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1998-99 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Art

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Art

(907) 474-7530

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

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 130 credits

The art program recognizes the responsibility of the fine arts within the humanities. Courses in art further encourage independent, original and creative thinking. The B.F.A. degree is professionally oriented and designed to prepare students for careers in art. This degree is also the usual prerequisite for graduate studies in art.

Admission to the B.F.A. program requires a portfolio review by the art faculty. This review is generally done in the junior year. 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.

Career opportunities include artist, designer, arts administrator, art teacher, gallery and museum administrator, and related fields.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Art -- B.A. Degree

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
a. Complete the following:

ART 105 -- Beginning Drawing (3 credits)
ART 205 -- Intermediate Drawing (3 credits)
ART 211 -- Beginning Sculpture (3 credits)
ART 213 -- Beginning Painting (Acrylic or Oil) (3 credits)
ART 261 and 262 -- History of World Art (6 credits)
b. Complete 2 of the following:
ART 161 -- Two-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
ART 162 -- Color and Design (3 credits)
ART 163 -- Three-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
c. Complete 1 of the following electives:
ART 201 -- Beginning Ceramics (3 credits)
ART 207 -- Beginning Printmaking (3 credits)
ART 209 -- Beginning Metalsmithing and Jewelry (3 credits)
d. Complete 3 upper division courses from 1 of these major concentrations:
Ceramics (9 credits)
Drawing (9 credits)
Metalsmithing (9 credits)
Painting (9 credits)
Printmaking (9 credits)
Sculpture (9 credits)
e. 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 hours of credits in art courses while in residence.

Art -- B.F.A. Degree**

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the B.F.A. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
a. Complete the following:

ART 105 -- Beginning Drawing (3 credits)
ART 205 -- Intermediate Drawing (3 credits)
ART 211 -- Beginning Sculpture (3 credits)
ART 213 -- Beginning Painting (Acrylic or Oil) (3 credits)
ART 261 and 262 -- History of World Art (6 credits)
b. Complete 2 of the following:
ART 161 -- Two-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
ART 162 -- Color and Design (3 credits)
ART 163 -- Three-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
c. Complete 1 of the following: (3 credits)
ART 201 -- Beginning Ceramics (3 credits)
ART 207 -- Beginning Printmaking (3 credits)
ART 209 -- Beginning Metalsmithing and Jewelry (3 credits)
ART 268 -- Beginning Native Art Studio (3 credits)
d. 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.

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

*** Any upper-division art history class (ART 363, 364, 365, 366, 367), ANTH/ART 402, HUM 332 or HUM 467 may apply toward this requirement.

**** Major program must include at least 2, and no more than 3, 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: 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.

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

Minor*

1. Complete courses in at least 3 subject areas in art (15 credits)
2. Minimum credits required (15 credits)
*A minor in Art for the B.A. or B.S. degree is available only to non-art majors.

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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