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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) (120 Hours)

For the degree Bachelor of Fine Arts a total of at least 70 hours in FINE ART are required; 46 of these must be in 300-400-level courses.

Certification requirements (students should prepare for BFA certification during fall semester of the junior year):

1) FINE ART 102, 103 and 110;
2) FINE ART 201 and 202;
3) One course from 2D area (FINE ART 111, 312, 320 or 370);
4) One course from 3D area (FINE ART 340 or 350;
5) One course from media arts areas (FINE ART 332, 333 or 381);
6) 6 additional hours in major emphasis;
7) 2.0 cumulative GPA in FINE ART courses;
8) Slide portfolio and exhibit presentation of original art work.
First Year
First TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
FINE ART 1023
FINE ART 1103
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3 or 4
Second TermHours
FINE ART 1033
FINE ART 111, 312, 320, or 3703
FINE ART 201 [ARTS]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14
Second Year
First TermHours
300-400-level FINE ART Elective3
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
FINE ART 340 or 3503
Foreign Language or Electives3 or 4
Second TermHours
300-400-level FINE ART Elective3
FINE ART 202 [ARTS]3
FINE ART 332, 333, or 3813
Foreign Language and/or Electives6
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
300-400-level FINE ART Elective3
FINE ART 303 3
FINE ART 3123
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives3
Second TermHours
300-400-level FINE ART Electives6
FINE ART 3043
Humanities [HUM]3
Electives3
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400-level FINE ART Electives9
FINE ART 498 [M]3
Integrated Capstone [CAPS]3
Second TermHours
300-400-level FINE ART Electives3
FINE ART [M]23
FINE ART 4934
Electives3

Footnotes
1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
2FINE ART [M]: Repeatable [M] course cannot be used to fulfill both of the two required [M] courses.

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