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BFA Degree in Studio Art {23-24}

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. The BFA provides focused in-depth training in a chosen studio emphasis. Emphases include: Ceramics, Drawing and Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, and Interdisciplinary Art. 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 Curriculum. 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

  • Apply and articulate the elements of art and the principles of design.
  • Develop and successfully convey artistic concepts, content, and ideas.
  • Envision and develop original approaches to art making.
  • Demonstrate craftsmanship.
  • Utilize effective verbal communication.
  • Apply professional standards for physically presenting work.
  • Engage in research and demonstrate problem solving.
  • Demonstrate rigor in creative output and portfolio.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 28 credits )

Students must declare an emphasis for this program.

ART 101 Foundation Drawing I (4)
ART 125 Foundation Design I (4)
ART 260 Professional Practices I (1)
ART 360 Professional Practices II (1)
ART 460 Professional Practices III (2)
ART 445 Interdisciplinary Critique (4)
ART 450 Contemporary Art, Design & Theory (4)

Two of the following (8):
ART 233 Global Art History I (3) and ART 233M Global Art History I Methods (1)
ART 234 Global Art History II (3) and ART 234M Global Art History II Methods (1)
ART 235 Global Art History III (3) and ART 235M Global Art History III Methods (1)

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
ART 450 - Contemporary Art, Design, and Theory (4)

Program Requirements

Portfolio Review 1
Portfolio Review 2
Exhibition
A GPA of 2.75 or above required to graduate in art program.
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.

Restricted Electives ( 6-7 credits )

Student must take 6-7 credits of the following:

Any course in ART rubric
ANIM 116 Foundations in Animation (4)
EIT 161 Intro to Copyright and Trademark Law (3)
EIT 181 Audio Technology Theory (3)
EIT 281 Studio and Live Productions (3)
ENGL 388 Creative Writing (3)
FILM 175 Video Production (4)
FILM 180 Understanding Movies (3)
FILM 275 Film Appreciation (4)
FILM 285 History of Motion Pictures (4)
GID 210 Introduction to Graphic Design (4)
GID 230 Introduction to Digital Design (4)
GID 250 Introduction to Interactive Media (4)
GID 310 Typography (4)
ENTR 229/MGMT 229 Start Your Own Business (3)
MUS 111 The Art of Listening (3)
MUS 215 History of Jazz (3)
MUS 240 American Music (3)
MUS 303 History of Western Music to 1750 (3)
MUS 304 History of Western Music since 1750 (3)
MUS 316 World Music Survey (3)
MUS 345 Women in Musical Culture (3)
MUS 346 Sex, Sexuality and Music (3)
PHIL 320/ART 320 Philosophy of the Arts (3)
PHO 201 Introduction to Film Based Photography (4)
PHO 202 Basic Digital Imaging (4)

Emphasis in Ceramics

Program Requirements ( 24 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 405A Ceramics Studio (12)*

*This 4-credit course must be repeated three times.

Restricted Electives ( 20 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)

Upper-level Art History (4)

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

Intro from GID, PHO, FILM, ANIM, or EIT may be accepted to fulfill one of the Introductory course requirements.


Emphasis in Painting

Program Requirements ( 24 credits )

ART 203C Intro to Painting (4)
ART 405C Painting Studio (12)*

*This 4-credit course must be repeated three times.

Two of the following:

ART 303C Painting: Technique, Color and Composition (4)
ART 304C Painting: Figure Painting (4)
ART 306C Painting: Watercolor (4)

Restricted Electives ( 20 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)

Upper-level Art History (4)

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

Intro from GID, PHO, FILM, ANIM, or EIT may be accepted to fulfill one of the Introductory course requirements.


Emphasis in Sculpture

Program Requirements ( 24 credits )

ART 203E Introduction to Sculpture (4)
ART 405E Sculpture Studio (12)*

*This 4-credit course must be repeated three times.

Two of the following:

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 ( 20 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)

Upper-level Art History (4)

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

Intro from GID, PHO, FILM, ANIM, or EIT may be accepted to fulfill one of the Introductory course requirements.


Emphasis in Drawing & Illustration

Program Requirements ( 24 credits )

ART 203L Introduction to Digital Illustration (4)
ART 203H Introduction to Figure Drawing (4)
ART 405H Advanced Studies and Drawing and Illustration (8)*

*This 4-credit course must be repeated two times.

Two of the following:

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

Restricted Electives ( 20 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)

Upper-level Art History (4)

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

Intro from GID, PHO, FILM, ANIM, or EIT may be accepted to fulfill one of the Introductory course requirements.


Emphasis in Interdisciplinary Art

Program Requirements

  • 8 credits in introductory courses outside of Primary and Secondary Studio Areas

ART 203x Intro Studio (must be 3D or interdisciplinary course approved by advisor) (4)
ART 203x Intro Studio (must be 2D or interdisciplinary course approved by advisor) (4)

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

  • 20 credits in Primary Studio Area

ART 203X Intro Studio in Primary Studio Area (4)
Two ART 300-level Studios in Primary Studio Area (8)
Two ART 405x Primary Studio Area (8)

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

  • 10-12 credits in Secondary Studio Area (see options below)

ART option (12 credits)

ART 203x Intro Studio in Secondary Studio Area (4)
ART 300-level Studio in Secondary Area (4)
One ART 405x in Secondary Area (4)

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

GID option (12 credits)

4-8 credits of the following:
GID 210 Intro to Graphic Design (4)
GID 230 Intro to Digital Design (4)
GID 250 Intro to Interactive Media (4)

And 4-8 credits of the following:
GID 310 Typography (4)
GID 312 Visual Systems & Brand Identity (4)
GID 330 Intermediate Digital Design (4)
GID 350 Intermediate Interactive Design (4)
GID 430 Advanced Digital Design (4)
GID 450 Advanced Interactive Media  (4)

PHO/COMM option (12-13 credits)
PHO 202 Basic Digital Imaging (4) or PHO 201 Introduction to Film Based Photography (4) or COMM 230 Photography (3)
COMM 330 Photojournalism (3)
COMM 430 Documentary Photo (3)
COMM 431 Photo Story (3)

EIT option (10 credits)
EIT 161 Intro to Copyright and Trademark (3)
EIT 181 Audio Technology Theory (3)
EIT 281 Live and Studio Production (3)
EIT 361 Entertainment Activity (1)

MUS option 1 (11 credits)
MUS 107A Music Theory I (3)
MUS 108A Music Theory II (3)
MUS 207A Music Theory III (3)
MUS 372 Commercial Jazz/Arranging (2) or MUS 374 Instrumental/Choral Arranging (2)

OR MUS option 2 (12 credits)

Required (9 credits)
MUS 157x Performance Level I (2)
MUS 258x Performance Level II (4)
MUS 320x or MUS 330x Ensemble (1) *must repeat for 3 credits total

Electives (3 credits)
MUS 320x or MUS 330x Ensemble (1) *must repeat for 3 credits total
Music Performance level 3 (3)
MUS 150 A, B, C, D piano (1-3)
MUS 117 Class Guitar for non-majors (1)

Upper-level Art History (4)