Emphasis - Graphic Design
B.F.A. in Art
Students seeking professional portfolios will pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.). This degree allows for a special concentration in a particular field such as ceramics, painting, printmaking, graphic design, imaging arts, or sculpture. The program permits the candidate to take a greater number of classes in studio art and art history.
Entrance into the B.F.A. program is by application and competitive review. All B.F.A. candidates must pass a portfolio entrance review (the B.F.A. interview) after completing at least 18 and no more than 27 semester hours of art.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120
General Education Requirements
General education requirements for the B.F.A. in art include the following:
|Writ 100 or Writ 101 and Writ 102 or Liba 102||6|
|English literature survey at the 200 level*||6|
|Natural science with lab, chosen from biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy or physics, or Liba 150, 151, 205, 205L||6-8|
|Social science, chosen from anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, or Liba 203, 313||3|
|Mathematics (Math at the 100 level or higher, except for Math 245/246)||3|
|Additional humanities, chosen from African American studies, classics (any Clc); environmental studies (Envs 101); gender studies** (G St 201, 202, 301, 304, 333, 350, 353, 391, 402); philosophy; religious studies; Southern studies (S St 201, 202); Liba 202.||3|
|Fine arts other than visual arts (chosen from Mus 101, 102, 103, 104, 105; Liba 130, 204, 314; Danc 200; or Thea 201, 202)||3|
*English Literature Survey. The literature survey courses that satisfy this requirement are 6 hours of Eng 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, and 22x. (Eng 103 and 299 do not satisfy this requirement.) Eng courses at the 300, 400, or 500 level may not be used to satisfy this requirement. **In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classics, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religious studies courses will satisfy this requirement.
Requirements for the B.F.A. include the following:
|Art history: AH 201, 202, 401||9|
|Art history electives at the 300 level or above||6|
|Art foundation core: 101, 102, 103, 111, 211, 311, and either 201, 202 or 360||21|
|First-level studio core: Take five of the following courses: Art 331, 340, 361, 383, either 321 or 323; and either 371 or 372||15|
|Second-level studio core: Take five of the following courses: Art 312, 332, either 322 or 323; either 362 or 364; either 341 or 342; either 371 or 372; and either 381 or 384||15|
|Advanced studio, 300- and 400-level courses (at least 12 hours must be in one studio area)||15|
|Pre-thesis Forum (405) taken during the semester preceding thesis exhibition,|
|Thesis exhibit (491)||3|
|Senior seminar (492)||1|
|Electives to bring the total number of hours to 120.|
|Minimum total hours||120|
- At least 12 hours of the advanced studio courses must be in one studio area.
- For the printmaking concentration, one 300-level graphic design or imaging arts course may be used toward the 12 hours.
- For the imaging arts concentration, one 300-level graphic design or printmaking course may be used toward the 12 hours.
- For the graphic design concentration, one 300-level imaging arts or printmaking course may be used toward the 12 hours.
Other Academic Requirements
Beginning the semester after admittance to the B.F.A. program, all B.F.A. students are required to participate in the B.F.A. Forum every semester until enrolling in Art 405 (Pre-thesis Forum) during the semester preceding their thesis exhibition.
Emphasis - Graphic Design
The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.
B.F.A. in Art
|First Year Writing I||3||Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.|
|First Year Writing II||3||Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.|
|2 associated science labs||2||Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.|
|3 hrs fine & perform arts||3||Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot beused to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Liba 130; Dance 200; and Theatre 201, 202.|
|3 hrs humanities||3||Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African American Studies; classical civilization; environmental studies 101; gender studies (G St 201, 202, 301, 304, 333, 350, 353, 391, 402); philosophy; religion; or Southern Studies (S St 101, 102). In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classical civilization, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will satisfy this requirement.|
|3 hrs math 100+||3||Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.|
|3 hrs history||3||Complete 3 hours in History (HIS) coursework with a passing grade.|
|6 hrs literature survey||6||Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.|
|3 hrs social science||3||Successfully complete 3 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology.|
|6-8 hrs science||6||Complete 6-8 hours of natural science courses with labs from the following areas: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, or astronomy.|
|AH 201 - C min||3||Complete AH 201 with a grade of C or better.|
|AH 202 - C min||3||Complete AH 202 with a grade of C or better.|
|AH 401 - C min||3||Complete AH 401 with a grade of C or better.|
|6 add'l hrs art history 300+||6||Complete 6 hrs art history electives at the 300 level or above.|
|Art 101 - C min||3||Complete Art 101 with a grade of C or better.|
|Art 102 - C min||3||Complete Art 102 with a grade of C or better.|
|Art 103 - C min||3||Complete Art 103 with a grade of C or better.|
|Art 111 - C min||3||Complete Art 111 with a grade of C or better.|
|Art 201, 202 or 360 - C min||3||Complete Art 201, 202 or 360 with a grade of C or better.|
|Art 211 - C min||3||Complete Art 211 with a grade of C or better.|
|Art 311 - C min||3||Complete Art 311 with a grade of C or better.|
|Art 405||All BFA students are required to enroll in Art 405 during the semester preceding their thesis exhibition.|
|Art 491 and 492||4|
|1st level studio courses||15||Student must complete 15 hours of first-level studio core by completing 5 of the following courses: -Art 321 or Art 323 -Art 331 -Art 340 -Art 361 -Art 383 -Art 371 or Art 372.|
|2nd level studio courses||15||Student must complete 15 hours of second-level studio core by completing 5 of the following courses: -Art 312 -Art 322 or Art 323 -Art 332 -Art 362 -Art 341 or Art 342 -Art 371 or Art 372 -Art 381.|
|Art residency hrs||12||Students must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.|
|Resident Major GPA||Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.|
|Overall Major GPA||Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.|
|Select an emphasis||Select an emphasis area within the BFA in Art program.|
|15 hrs advance studio||15||Student must complete at least 15 hours of advanced studio course work including 12 hours in graphic design and an additional 3 hours in any studio area. One 300-level imaging arts or printmaking course may be used toward the 12 hours. All courses must be at the 300 or 400 level.|