Visual Arts, B.F.A.
- General Education Course
- Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.
Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.) with the major in visual arts are required to complete seventy-three (73) hours of credit in art courses, including the art core (52 hours) and a major area of emphasis (21 hours). Majors must also satisfy the following requirements:
- After completing the required six foundation courses (ART 101 Visual Culture and Research and ART 214 Foundations: Grid/Chroma, ART 215 Foundations: Form/Space, ART 217 Foundations: Record/Layer, ART 218 Foundations: Site/Matrix, ART 219 Foundations: Frame/Time), students pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts are required to present a portfolio of work for review by the Art and Design faculty. To do so, B.F.A. students must register for ART 298 Foundations Review: BFA before completing 21 credit hours in studio art courses. Successful completion of ART 298 Foundations Review: BFA, is required and is a prerequisite for program advancement. Students who do not receive a passing grade of C in the Foundations Review and are within the studio art credit hour range listed above may apply for reconsideration. Students who have transferred within Marshall University will have two semesters to complete the courses listed above and participate in this review. However, transfers from art or art education departments at other universities are required to complete the review during the first semester they enroll in the MU School of Art and Design.
- Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program must complete all work in the major with a minimum grade of C. A student who receives a D or F in an art course counted toward graduation must repeat it and earn at least a C before graduation or before using that course as a prerequisite for another required course.
- Forty (40) credit hours must be earned in courses numbered 300-499.
- No course in the major requirements for graduation may be taken Credit/Non-Credit unless the course is so specified.
- A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree.
- A successful exhibition of creative work must be presented by all students during the senior year as a requirement for graduation. To do so,
- B.F.A. students in all areas of emphasis except Graphic Design must register for ART 497 Capstone Studio, and ART 498 Senior Capstone Exhibition BFA.
- Students in the Graphic Design emphasis area must register for ART 489 Graphic Design Portfolio; ART 490 Apprenticeship; and ART 498 Senior Capstone Exhibition BFA.
- B.F.A. students in all areas of emphasis must register for ART 498 Senior Capstone Exhibition BFA (Capstone Exhibition)
|ART 101||Visual Culture and Research||3|
|ART 214||Foundations: Grid/Chroma||3|
|ART 215||Foundations: Form/Space||3|
|ART 217||Foundations: Record/Layer||3|
|ART 218||Foundations: Site/Matrix||3|
|ART 219||Foundations: Frame/Time||3|
|ART 298||Foundations Review: BFA||1|
|Total Credit Hours||19|
Visual Arts, BFA
|ART 201||History of Art||3|
|ART 202||History of Art||3|
|ART 389||20th Century Art||3|
|or ART 464||History of Modern Design|
|ART 390||Professional Practice||3|
|ART 497||Capstone Studio||3|
|ART 498||Senior Capstone Exhibition BFA||3|
|Art history elective||3|
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. 1||21|
|Total Credit Hours||54|
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.