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13. FACULTY OF FINE ARTS

13.16 DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS

13.16.6 BACHELOR OF ARTS (VISUAL ARTS): THREE-YEAR SPECIAL

This program is open only to students wishing to complete a combined BEd arts education/BA visual arts degree.

To qualify for the special three-year BA degree in visual arts, students must be accepted in the BEd Arts Education program and complete at least 90 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
Critical Competency Requirements
Requirements are noted in the BA Fine Arts (Art History concentration) program.
3.0

Communication in Writing

 
3.0  
3.0

Culture and Society

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0

Natural or Social Sciences

 
3.0  
3.0 Research Skills & Methodology  
Fine Arts
3.0

3 Fine Arts (chosen from courses designated as FA, Film, Music, Theatre) at least one course must be at the 200-level or higher)

 
3.0  
3.0  
Art
3.0 Art 100  
3.0 Art 220 or INA 220  
3.0 Art 221 or INA 230  
3.0 Art 280  
3.0

9 credit hours of Art chosen from 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, Film 205 OR one of the preceding courses and one six credit hour 300-level course

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 Art History 100  
3.0 two 200-level or higher ARTH/INAH/FA  
3.0  
3.0 two 300/400-level Art, INA, ARTH, INAH or FA  
3.0  
3.0 Indian Art History 100  
Electives
3.0 6 Open Electives  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
90.0 Total


13.16.7 BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (VISUAL ARTS)

Admission by portfolio. Deadline for submission: December 1 for entrance into Winter semester; April 1 for entrance into Fall semester.

To qualify for the BFA degree in visual arts, students must complete at least 120 credit hours as follows:

Credit hours Required Student's record of courses completed
0.0 FA 001 Foundations of University Practice  
Critical Competency Requirements
3.0 Communication in Writing  
3.0  
3.0 Culture and Society - FA 202 and one course chosen from those listed in the Culture and Society Category.  
3.0  
3.0 Natural or Social Sciences  
3.0  
Fine Arts
3.0

3 Fine Arts (chosen from courses designated as FA, Film, Music, Theatre)

 
3.0  
3.0  
Art
3.0 Art 100  
3.0 Art 220 or INA 220  
3.0 Art 221 or INA 230  
3.0

4 Art  chosen from 223, 230, 240, 250, 260, 270, 280, or Film 205

 
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0 Art or INA elective  
6.0 2 Art chosen from 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380  
6.0  
15.0

Individual Majors: Ceramics, Drawing, Intermedia, Painting, Print Media or Sculpture

OR

Open Studio Major:
15 credits of 400-level studio art courses including (ART 410, 411, 412, 413, 414)

 
3.0 Art 400  
3.0 Art 401  
3.0 Art History 100  
3.0 INAH 100  
3.0 Art History 200-level or higher  
3.0 Art History 200-level or higher  
3.0 Art History 200-level or higher  
3.0 Art History 200-level or higher  
3.0 Art History 301  
Open Electives
3.0 5 Electives  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
3.0  
120.0 Total


Note: Students may use elective credit to gain additional depth in a second studio major.

Notes: In order for students to continue in the BFA visual arts program, a minimum average of 70% in visual arts courses must be maintained after the completion of the second semester in the program.

At the end of the second year, or after completing 36 hours of Visual Arts courses (including studio and art history courses), BFA students are required to have a review. This review is for the purpose of evaluating students’ progress in the BFA program.

Art 300- and 400-level courses are 6 credit hours each. Visual Arts majors in the BA program who wish to apply into the BFA must do so before taking a 400-level course in the major.

BFA students must take four consecutive semesters of study in the major.

BFA students must have a pre-exhibition review after completion of two 400-level courses in the major. Students must complete all required 200-level courses in studio before taking a 300-level studio course and all 200-level required courses in art history before a 300-level course is taken.

Art History courses must be taken concurrently with studio courses each semester.

END OF THE SEMESTER REVIEW: Each student who is enrolled in a 400-level studio course is required to have an end of semester review. This review of studio production is also a prerequisite for Art 400 and Art 401, which is necessary for BFA graduation. Reviews take place during exam week each semester. Students are responsible for signing up. The reviews are 15 minutes each and usually have a minimum of three faculty members participating.