Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (BA)
The major in studio art requires 30 hours of studio art courses, including 12 hours of foundations courses (ART 110, ART 130, ART 131, ART 210), 12 hours in a single studio area, and 6 hours in any other studio area. At least 12 hours must be in advanced courses (those at the 300/400 level). A minimum of 12 hours at the 300/400 level must be earned on this campus. Also required are 12 hours of art history courses, including ARH 252, ARH 253, or ARH 254; ARH 381; and ARH 385.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
The BFA degree is the professional degree for the artist; it is also the foundation for the master’s program in studio art. The BFA degree program permits a student to take a greater number of concentrations in studio art and art history. The program incorporates both a primary concentration and a secondary concentration in the field of art. Students who wish to fulfill the requirements for the BFA in eight semesters must enter the program at the beginning of the freshman year; full admission to the program is granted only upon successful completion of the BFA review.
The BFA degree requires 81 hours in the department of art and art history. The requirements of the foundations core make up 12 of those hours: ART 110, ART 130, ART 131, and ART 210. Additional requirements are 12 hours of introductory courses (3 hours in each of 4 studio areas); 15 hours in a primary concentration and 12 hours in a secondary concentration, taken in sequence above the introductory level; 12 hours of studio art and/or art history electives; and 18 hours of art history, including 3 hours selected from ARH 252, ARH 253, or ARH 254; ARH 381; and ARH 385. Students must take 3 hours of Art 498 ‘Studio Capstone’ two semesters before graduating.
Every BFA student must schedule a BFA review after completing 18 semester hours of studio art courses, preferably during the second term of the sophomore year. It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of the hours they have completed, and to apply at the appropriate time. For more information about the BFA review, contact your advisor, call the department main office [(205) 348-5967] or come to 103 Garland Hall.
BFA Application Audit Forms and Faculty Reference Forms (below) are due April 17, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.
In the final semester a mandatory BFA Thesis Exhibition is required.