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B.F.A Degree in Studio Art {19-20}

B.F.A Degree in Studio Art

Description
The Bachelor of Fine Art degree is designed to prepare students for a career in Studio Art or Design. The BFA provides focused in-depth training in a chosen studio emphasis. Emphases available include: ceramics, drawing and illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. To receive the BFA Degree in Studio Art, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits with a 2.75 GPA or above is required to graduate with this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits). A 3.0 or above art GPA is required for graduation. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all program requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the elements of art and the principles of design.
  • Ability to develop and successfully convey artistic concepts.
  • Ability to envision and develop original approaches to art making.
  • Craftsmanship (skill, sensitivity, consistency of technique).
  • Expressive quality (concept, style, choice of media, etc.).
  • Representative skill (proportions, perspective, etc.).
  • Verbal communication (professional presentation skills).
  • Physical presentation (professional presentation skills).
  • Overall portfolio development.

Core Requirements ( 28 credits )

Students must declare an emphasis for this program.

ART 101 Basic Drawing I (4)
ART 102 Basic Drawing II (4)
ART 125 Foundation Design I (4)
ART 233 Global Art History I (3)
ART 233M Global Art History I Methods (1)
ART 234 Global Art History II (3)
ART 234M Global Art History II Methods (1)
ART 260 Professional Practices I (1)
ART 360 Professional Practices II (1)
ART 460 Professional Practices III (2)
ART 450 Contemporary Art, Design & Theory (4)

Program Requirements

Colloquium Lecture Series (expected completion in the first year)
Portfolio Review 1
Portfolio Review 2
Exhibition
A grade of C- or better must be earned in order for art courses to count towards the major.
A minimum of 5 courses must be from MSUM's School of Art.

Emphasis in Ceramics

Program Requirements ( 28 credits )

ART 203A Intro to Ceramics and Clay Processes (4)
ART 303A Intermediate Pottery/Wheel Throwing (4)
ART 304A Intermediate Handbuilding/Ceramic Sculpture (4)
ART 305A Technical Ceramics (4)
ART 306A Ceramics Studio (4)
ART 404A Ceramics Studio (4)
ART 405A Ceramics Studio (4)

Restricted Electives ( 24 credits )

ART 203x Intro Studio (must be 2D) (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
300-level Intermediate Studio Course outside of emphasis (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)

x indicates the student may select from: C-Painting, D-Printmaking, E-Sculpture, F-Photography, H-Drawing, L-Illustration, N-Papermaking.


Emphasis in Painting

Program Requirements ( 24 credits )

ART 203C Intro to Painting (4)
ART 303C Painting: Technique, Color and Composition (4)
ART 404C Figure Drawing/Painting Studio (4)
ART 405C Painting Studio (4)

8 credits from the following courses: 

ART 304C Painting: Portraiture (4)
ART 305C Painting: Abstract and Mixed Media (4)
ART 306C Painting: Watercolor (4)

Restricted Electives ( 24 credits )

ART 203x Intro Studio (must be 3D) (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
300-level Intermediate Studio Course outside of emphasis (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)

x indicates the student may select from: A-Ceramics, D-Printmaking, E-Sculpture, F-Photography, H-Drawing, L-Illustration, N-Papermaking.


Emphasis in Printmaking

Program Requirements ( 24 credits )

ART 203D Introduction to Printmaking (4)
ART 404D Printmaking Studio (4)
ART 405D Printmaking Studio (4)

12 credits from the following courses:

ART 303D Printmaking: Relief, Paper, Book (4)
ART 304D Printmaking: Intaglio & Photo-based Printmaking (4)

ART 305D
Printmaking: Planographic & Digital Applications (4)
ART 306D Printmaking: Experimental Printmaking Methods (4)

Restricted Electives ( 24 credits )

ART 203x Intro Studio (must be 3D) (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
300-level Intermediate Studio Course outside of emphasis (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)

x indicates the student may select from: A-Ceramics, C-Painting, E-Sculpture, F-Photography, H-Drawing, L-Illustration, N-Papermaking.


Emphasis in Sculpture

Program Requirements ( 24 credits )

ART 203E Introduction to Sculpture (4)
ART 404E Sculpture Studio (4)
ART 405E Sculpture Studio (4)

12 credits from the following courses:

ART 303E Sculpture: Technique & Object Making (4)
ART 304E Sculpture: Installation & Space (4)

ART 305E
Sculpture: Concepts in Materiality (4)
ART 306E Sculpture: Concepts in Contemporary Sculpture (4)

Restricted Electives ( 24 credits )

ART 203x Intro Studio (must be 2D) (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
300-level Intermediate Studio Course outside of emphasis (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)

x indicates the student may select from: A-Ceramics, C-Painting, D-Printmaking, F-Photography, H-Drawing, L-Illustration, N-Papermaking.


Emphasis in Photography

Program Requirements ( 28 credits )

ART 203F Introduction to Photography (4)
ART 303F Contemporary Digital Concepts (4)
ART 304F
Experimental Techniques in Photography (4)
ART 305F
Untrue Narrative (4)
ART 306F Identity in Photography (4)

ART 404F
Photography Studio (4)
ART 405F
Photography Studio (4)

Restricted Electives ( 24 credits )

ART 203x Intro Studio (must be 3D) (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
300-level Intermediate Studio Course outside of emphasis (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)

x indicates the student may select from: A-Ceramics, C-Painting, D-Printmaking, E-Sculpture, H-Drawing, L-Illustration, N-Papermaking.


Emphasis in Drawing and Illustration

Program Requirements ( 24 credits )

ART 203H Introduction to Drawing Concepts and Methodologies (4)
ART 404C Figure Drawing and Painting (4)
ART 405H Advanced Studies and Drawing and Illustration (4)

12 credits from the following courses: 

ART 303H Perceptual Drawing (4)
ART 304H Contemporary Drawing Concepts and Methodologies (4)
ART 305H Sequential Art (4)
ART 305L Digital Illustration (4)

Restricted Electives ( 24 credits )

ART 203x Intro Studio (must be 3D) (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (4)
300-level Intermediate Studio Course outside of emphasis (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)
Art History (Upper Level) (4)

x indicates the student may select from: A-Ceramics, C-Painting, D-Printmaking, E-Sculpture, F-Photography, N-Papermaking.