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B.F.A. in Art


The B.F.A. in art is the professional undergraduate degree that prepares students for graduate study toward the M.F.A. degree. Students in the B.F.A. program pursue concentrated studies in ceramics, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or graphic/Web design.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

General Education Requirements

General education requirements for the B.F.A in art include the following: Engl 101 and either Engl 102 or Liba 102 (6); English literature at the 200 level (6); natural science with lab, chosen from biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy or physics (6-8); history (6); social science, chosen from anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, sociology (3); mathematics (Math at the 100 level or higher, except for Math 245/246) (3); other humanities, chosen from African- American studies, classics, philosophy, religion, gender studies (G St) 103, 201, 311, 333, 390, or Southern studies (S St) 101, 102 (3); and electives to bring the total number of hours to 124.

Course Requirements

Requirements for the B.F.A. include the following: 15 hours of art history, including AH 201, 202, 401 (AH 305 may be repeated once with change in location); 21 hours of art foundation core: 101, 102, 103, 111, 211, 311, and either 202 or 360; 15 hours of first-level studio core: Take five of the following six courses: 321, 331, 340, 361, 381, and either 371 or 372; 15 hours of second-level studio core: Take five of the following seven courses: 312, 322, 332, 362, either 341 or 342, either 371 or 372, and either 382 or 383; 15 hours of advanced studio, 300- and 400-level courses (at least 12 hours must be in one studio area); 4 hours of thesis exhibit (491) and senior seminar (492).

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; during the next (and last) semester, B.F.A. students are required to enroll in Art 491 (Thesis). Grades in Department of Art courses of less than C (2.0) will not be counted toward this degree.


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