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BA in Fine Arts Degree - General Option (48 Credit Hours)

FA102: Visual Concepts I
FA103: Visual Concepts II
FA110: Beginning Drawing
FA201: Art History
FA202: Art History
FA303: Art History
FA304: Art History
2-D Studio (one of: 111, 312, 320, 370)
3-D Studio (340 or 350)
Media Arts (one of: 381, 332, 333)
2 Writing in the Major Courses [M]
12 Credits in Fine Arts 300-400 Level Electives

BA in Fine Arts - Art History Option (48 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements:

Studio Courses (9 Credit Hours Total): FA102, FA103, Studio Elective (3 Credit Hours)
FA201: World Art History I
FA202: World Art History II
FA303: Modern Art 19th Century
FA304: Modern Art 20th Century
Non-Western Art History (3 Credit Hours): FA301 or FA302[M] or FA404[M]
FA408: Art History Thesis (3 Credit Hours)
2 - Writing in the Major Courses [M] Selected From: FA302[M], FA308[M], FA310[M], FA403[M], FA404[M], FA405[M].

Art History Electives:

5 Courses from the following list:
Non-Western: FA 301, FA302[M], or FA404[M]
Modern Western: FA403[M], and FA405[M]
FA305: Arts of Ancient Greece and Rome
FA307: Arts of Renaisance Europe
FA331: Art and New Technology
FA380: History of Photography
FA308[M]: Women in Art I
FA310[M]: Women in Art II
FA498[M} Contemporary Issues
PHIL431: Philosophy of Art
ARCH442: Theory of Urban Development
ANTH301: Art and Media in a Global Perspective
AMST473: Art in American Cultures
FA490: Gallery Internship

Foreign Language Requirement:

Equivalent of two years at the college level in the same language, or demonstrated compentency at that level.

BFA Degree (70 Credit Hours )

FA102: Visual Concepts I
FA103: Visual Concepts II
FA110: Beginning Drawing
FA201: Art History
FA202: Art History
FA303: Art History
FA304: Art History
2-D Studio (one of: 111, 312, 320, 370)
3-D Studio (340 or 350)
Media Arts (one of: 381, 332, 333)
FA312: Advanced Drawing
1 Writing in the Major Course [M]
FA498: Seminar [M]
27 Credits in Fine Arts 300-400 Level Electives
FA493: Senior Exhibit

Minor: Art

A minor in Studio Art requires 18 hours including:
FA102 Art I Two Dimensional Art or FA103 Art II Three Dimensional Art
FA110 Beginning Drawing
FA201 (World Art History to 1450) or FA202 (World Art History 1450-present) or FA304 (Modern Art-20th century)
Upper division Fine Arts Electives - 9 credits

Art History Minor (18 Credit Hours)

A minor in art history requires 18 hours including:
FA201: World Art History to 1450
FA202: World Art history 1450 - Present
12 Credit Hours from the following:
FA301
FA302
FA303
FA304
FA305
FA307
FA308
FA310
FA400
FA403
FA404
FA405

Transfer Students

Students majoring in Fine Arts will be allowed to transfer a maximum of 18 semester hours and apply them towards the completion of their Fine Arts requirements. Students transferring credits must present a portfolio to the coordinator of that area (ceramics, painting, etc.)


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