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1010 ART

Acceptance to the B.F.A. program requires the candidate to submit a portfolio to the Department for approval after completing 24 studio credits. This portfolio must be submitted by December of the junior year. The Department may elect to consider portfolios of students with an overall GPA below 3.0 or those submitted after this deadline.

Thirty-two credits in ART which must include:

  1. Core: ART-101, 111, 112, 120, 150, 162, 213, 225, and 319
  2. Art History: 4 credits from 210, 211, 212, 215 or 218
  3. Concentration: thirty-four credits from one of the following:
    • Ceramics: ART-140, 240, 250, 340, 440 and 14 additional credits of pre-approved electives in the area of concentration
    • Drawing and Painting: ART-162, 262, 261, 361, 362, 461, 462 and 6 additional credits of pre-approved electives in the area of concentration
    • Graphic Design: ART-230, 331, 332, 333, 334, NMS-232, ART/NMS 385, and at least 6 credits from any of the following: ART-222, 224, 430, or other pre-approved electives from ART or NMS
    • Photography: ART-224, 324, 424, 425, NMS 232, ART/NMS 385, and at least 10 credits from the following: ART-222, 320, 460, NMS-204, 210, 220, 381 or other pre-approved electives from ART or NMS
    • Sculpture: ART-140, 240, 250, 350, 450, PHY-140, and 12 additional credits of pre-approved electives in the area of concentration
  4. Ten additional ART elective credits, at least 6 of which must be upper level.
  5. Capstone: ART 501, ART-502, a senior exhibition approved by the Department with a successful Advisory Board review.
  6. A 3.0 GPA in courses from ART and NMS (and PHY-140 if taken)
  7. To earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Design students must complete a total of 156 credits.