Visual Arts, B.F.A.

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The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at

Course Requirements

Foundation Courses
ART 101Visual Culture and Research3
ART 214Foundations: Grid/Chroma3
ART 215Foundations: Form/Space3
ART 217Foundations: Record/Layer3
ART 218Foundations: Site/Matrix3
ART 219Foundations: Frame/Time3
Portfolio Presentation
ART 298 Cap graduation image Foundations Review: BFA1
Total Credit Hours19

 Visual Arts, BFA

Art Core
ART 201 Bison image History of Art3
ART 202 Bison image History of Art3
ART 38920th Century Art3
or ART 464 History of Modern Design
ART 390Professional Practice3
ART 497 Cap graduation image Capstone Studio3
ART 498 Bison image  Cap graduation image Senior Capstone Exhibition BFA3
Art history elective3
300/400 Level Courses outside the Area of Emphasis
Areas of Emphasis in Visual Arts
Students will complete 21 credit hours in a studio area of emphasis. 121
Total Credit Hours54

Specific courses are listed. Advanced Studio Sequence courses, ART 475 Advanced Studio Sequence, ART 476 Advanced Studio Sequence, ART 478 Advanced Studio Sequence, and ART 479 Advanced Studio Sequence, may also be used. 

Semester Plan

Please see the area of emphasis in which you are interested.