Feb 23, 2024
Major code BF5143
All art students enter the program as General Art majors and must complete requirements in Studio Foundations and Art History before applying for major during their second year of study. General Academic courses are also required for completion of the B.F.A. degree program.
Minimum credit hours required for graduation: 192
The B.F.A. degree program with a major in one studio area provides extensive study in a single discipline. Studio majors find success as professional artists or graphic designers, enter graduate schools, or work in related art and design fields.
All art students enter the program as General Art majors and share common requirements in general academics, studio foundations, and Art History. To become a major in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture, a portfolio of studio work must be submitted for review at the end of the sophomore year. Students may apply to more than one area, but are encouraged to dedicate their studies to only one, after passing review. Some major areas have portfolio reviews only in the spring, while others have them each quarter. Consult area faculty for specific dates and criteria for review.
Tier I English Composition Credit Hours: 5
Tier I Quantitative Skills Credit Hours: 4-5
Tier I Junior Composition Credit Hours: 4
Tier II Electives Credit Hours: 30
Tier III Elective or Tier III Equivalent Credit Hours: 4-5
(not needed before portfolio review)
Select three courses from:
- Five 200-level Studio Courses Credit Hours: 25
(at least two photography courses required to apply for major)
Some of these credits will apply toward the 35 hours of required studio electives.
Portfolio review occurs during the sophomore year. Students must submit portfolios for review after the completion of the Studio Foundations Program and five 200-level studio courses. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 to apply to any major within the School of Art. This application should only occur after consulting with the chair of the intended major area. To maintain major status after acceptance into the major, students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 and a GPA of 3.0 within their major area of study. Consult area chair for details on the portfolio requirements in your area of interest.
Photography Studio Courses
(10 of the 15 hours required must be taken before the portfolio review.)
- Seven Studio Electives** (15 credits must be from 300-400 level) Credit Hours: 35
Some of these credits are gained prior to portfolio review.