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2017-2018 Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.F.A.


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Professors: Jodie Garrison, Kim Hoffman, Rebecca McCannell, Diane Tarter
Associate professors: Jennifer Bracy, Michael Freeman, Mary Harden, Daniel Tankersley
Assistant professor: Garima Thakur

Mission

Cultivate a unified atmosphere of learning in the undergraduate programs of visual art through aesthetic research activities and artmaking, personalized learning and public service. The program teaches theory, philosophy and aesthetic awareness. Student and professional gallery exhibits contribute to the cultural environment of the campus and region. The process of critical and creative thinking, skill building and visual literacy are emphasized throughout the program.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply design elements and principles in the work for self-expression and communication.
  2. Develop and engage in written and verbal communication skills to articulate one’s own artistic intentions and to evaluate the art of other artists.
  3. Develop technical abilities and a disciplined work ethic within the studio media that incorporates exploration and risk-taking into the process of transforming thought to form.

Applications for acceptance into the B.F.A. degree program in Art are due the second Friday of April each year. Applications are available in the Art Department office during winter term. Students apply in their senior year when they are within one term (approximately 15 credits) of completing the B.A./B.S. requirements for the art degree. Upon acceptance into the B.F.A. program, students must submit an application for graduation specifying the B.F.A. degree.

Contracted Art Courses: (12)


See adviser. Minimum of three 200-level Studio courses.

Upper Division Studio Sequences: (36)


300 and 400-level in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture or visual communication design disciplines

Twelve Additional Credits of Upper Division Studio Coursework: (12)


Concentration areas: ceramics, printmaking, painting, sculpture or visual communication design.

Practicum and/or International Studio Art Study: (3)


Project in Primary Concentration Area (18)


Concentration areas: ceramics, printmaking, painting, sculpture or visual communication design.

Capstone Course(s) for Specific Major - Choose One: (4)


Visual Communication Design major


Total Credits (133)


Note:


** Practicum (service learning) and international studies may be combined to meet the 3 credit requirement.
*** A 413  - this requirement may be met with studio art courses from another accredited university only if offered outside of the U.S
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Completion of the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum and the B.A./B.S. requirements for language or math/computer science is part of the B.F.A. in Art. A minor is not required for a B.F.A. in Art.

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