B.F.A. Studio Art

Studio Art - BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

CIP 50.0702

ACCREDITED BY: National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

Total Curriculum Requirements1...............................................................120 hrs

University Studies Requirements................................38-40 hrs
(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

University Studies selections must include:

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions
ART 212 Art from the Renaissance to the Present

University Studies Elective
ART 211 Ancient and Medieval Art
or
ART 213 Art of Global Cultures

Core Courses......................................................................60 hrs
ART 100T Transitions
ART 101 Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing
ART 111 Two-dimensional Design
ART 112 Three-dimensional Design
ART 201 Drawing II: Life Drawing
ART 298 Mid-Degree Review Seminar1
ART 399 Professional Practices
ART 498 B.F.A. Practicum Exhibition

Three of the following:
ART 300 Drawing III
ART 330 Introduction to Painting I
ART 350 Introduction to Graphic Design I: Digital Art
ART 379 Introduction to Printmaking I
ART 382 Introduction to Photography I
ART 393 Special Topics in 2-D
Three of the following:
ART 309 Introduction to Metalsmithing I
ART 310 Introduction to Furniture Design I
ART 360 Introduction to Sculpture I
ART 370 Introduction to Ceramics I
ART 394 Special Topics in 3-D

and
Five sequential courses from one of the following areas: ceramics, drawing,
furniture design/woodworking, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture with advisor approval.

One of the following:
ART 415 Greek & Roman Art
ART 416 Medieval Art
ART 418 Renaissance Art
ART 419 Baroque Art 
One of the following:
ART 428 Nineteenth-Century Art
ART 429 Art from 1900 to 1960
ART 430 Contemporary Art, 1960 to the Present
One of the following:
ART 425 Art of Asia
ART 491 Special Problems in Art History
ART 501 Special Topics in Art History
or one course from: ART 415, 416, 418, 419, 428, 429, 430

 Studio Art Track Courses......................................................................15 hrs

Studio electives to be selected in consultation with advisor.

Unrestricted Electives....................................................................................7-10 hrs

 1The baccalaureate degree is not awarded automatically upon completion of any required number of courses or units of credit. The progress ans status of students in the program is regularly assessed through reviews. All students are required to register for ART 298 the semester after they complete 21 studio credit hours of ART courses. After passing ART 298, students may form a B.F.A. jury and track in the B.F.A. requirements. A final review, ART 498, is conducted by B.F.A. jury in conjunction with fulfilling the senior B.F.A. Practicum Exhibition requirement. B.F.A. students must maintain a 3.00 GPA in their studio concentration.

 The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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