College of the Arts
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of the Arts and the General Degree Requirements pages.

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Studio Art

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1001
MATH 1101
MATH 1111
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 1125/ITDS 1779/ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
OR
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105 /LEAD 1705/ LIBR 1105 /POLS 2401/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ITDS 2125/PHIL 2010
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ ITDS 1145*/ MUSC 1100/ THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215K (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225K (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105; CPSC 1301/ 1301L; GEOG 2215; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2500; STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/ PHIL 2030/ PSYC 1101/ SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ ENGL 2136/ GEOG 1101/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.
ARTH 2125 Introduction to History of Art I
ARTH 2126 Introduction to History of Art II

ARTS 1000 Art Convocation (each year)
ARTS 1010 Drawing 1: Fundamentals of Drawing
ARTS 1011 Drawing 2: Perspective and Figurative Drawing
ARTS 1020 Introduction to Digital Design
ARTS 1030 Three-Dimensional Design
ARTS 2000 Foundations Review

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 33
A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.
ARTS 2020 Foundations In Digital Concepts
ARTH 3127 Modernist Art
ARTH 3128 Post-Modern and Contemporary Art

ARTS 2248 Ceramics 1
ARTS 3000 Pre-Exhibit Review
ARTS 3256 Painting 1
ARTS 3265 Photography
ARTS 3278 Relief & Intaglio or ARTS 4278 Screen-Printing & Lithography
ARTS 3288 Sculpture 1
ARTS 3305 Contemporary Art: Theory and Practice
ARTS 4795 Professional Practice
ARTS 4796 Thesis Exhibition


Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 27
A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.

H1 Area of Focus Elective- take two courses in one area:

Printmaking Area of Focus
ARTS 3278 Relief & Intaglio or ARTS 4278 Screen-Printing & Lithography
ARTS 5278 Advanced Printmaking

Ceramics Area of Focus
ARTS 3348 Ceramics 2 Wheel-Throwing and
ARTS 3349 Ceramics 2 Slip Casting

Painting Area of Focus
ARTS 4256 Painting 2 and
ARTS 5256 Painting: Advanced Methods

Photography Area of Focus
ARTS 3266 Digital Photography or
ARTS 4265 Photo 2 or
ARTS 5265 Advanced Photography

Sculpture Area of Focus
ARTS 4288 Sculpture 2 and
ARTS 5288 Advanced Sculpture

H2 Advanced Study Elective - take one of the following courses:

ARTS 5248 Ceramics: Advanced Methods
ARTS 5256 Painting: Advanced Methods
ARTS 5265 Photography: Advanced Methods
ARTS 5278 Advanced Printmaking
ARTS 5288 Sculpture: Advanced Methods
ARTS 4020 Digital Arts and Design: Advanced Methods

H3 General Program Electives:
Select 6-9 hours of ARTH and 9-12 hours of ARTS courses 3000 level or higher. Courses not used in areas H1, H2, or Area G can be applied in this area.

Total Hours Required: 123