Studio Art (BFA) - Painting Concentration

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
Major Requirements54
Art Core21
A. Complete the following:
ARS 121Perceptual Drawing I3
ARS 122Perceptual Drawing II3
B. Complete the following:
ARS 123Two-Dimensional Design3
ARS 124Three-Dimensional Design3
C. Select two of the following:6
Figure Drawing I
Conceptual Drawing I
Figure Drawing II
Conceptual Drawing II
Figure Drawing III
Conceptual Drawing III
Color Theory
D. Select one of the following:3
Figure Drawing II
Conceptual Drawing II
Figure Drawing III
Conceptual Drawing III
Color Theory
Painting Concentration33
A. Complete the following:
ARS 231Painting I3
B. Complete the following:
ARS 232Painting II3
C. Complete the following:
ARS 331Painting III3-12
D. Complete the following:
ARS 431Painting IV3-6
E. Complete the following:
ARS 438Pre-Thesis in Painting3
ARS 439Senior Thesis in Painting6
F. Select 0 to 9 hours from the following:0-9
Special Topics
Color Theory
Advanced Color Theory
Topics in Painting
Studies in Painting
Special Topics
Directed Studies
G. Complete the following:
ARS 396Professional Practices - W3
Secondary Concentration Requirement15
A secondary concentration is required for this program.
The secondary concentration is fifteen hours in a studio area different from the student's primary concentration for the BFA in Studio Art. Secondary concentrations are available in Ceramics, Glass, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Interdisciplinary. Interdisciplinary Secondary concentration consists of 9 credits in one area and 6 credits in any combination of the other.

All undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses, at least one must be in major or minor.

Additional Information

Requirements for a Double Primary Concentration

In lieu of a secondary concentration, students may complete a second primary concentration. This will require course work in excess of the 121 hours minimum required for the B.F.A. and may delay time to graduation. To complete a Double Primary Concentration, students must complete Primary Concentration requirements in two separate areas including Senior Thesis or Senior Portfolio where applicable.

Requirements for an Optional Minor

In addition to the completion of the Studio Art B.F.A. primary and secondary concentration requirements, students have the option to complete a minor in a discipline outside the department. The addition of a minor will require course work in excess of the 120 hours minimum required for the B.F.A. and may delay time to graduation.

Graduation Plan

(121 Total Hours)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CAS 100 First Yr Exp - 2
ARH 103 Art History I 3
ARS 121 Perceptual Drawing I 3
ARS 123 Two-Dimensional Design 3
EH 101 English Composition I 3
HY 101
HY of Western Civilization I (Area IV, A)
or World Civilization I
or US History to 1877
ARS 122 Perceptual Drawing II 3
ARS 124 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ARH 123 Art History II 3
EH 102 English Composition II 3
MA 110
Finite Mathematics
or Precalculus Algebra
Second Year
ARS 231 Painting I 3
ARSDrawing Course #1 of 3 3
Select one of the following (Area II, B): 3
Brit Lit before 1785
Brit Lit after 1785
Am Lit before 1865
Am Lit after 1865
World Lit before 1650
World Lit after 1650
ARH 344 Contemporary Art (Fall only) 3
ARSSecondary #1 of 5 3
ARS 232 Painting II 3
ARSSecondary #2 of 5 3
ARHArt History Elective #1 of 2 3
HY 102
HY of Western Civilization II (Area IV, A- depending on which sequence taken)
or World Civilization II
or US History since 1877
Area III, B- Natural Science with Lab #1 of 2 4
Third Year
ARS 331 Painting III 3
ARSPainting Elective #1 of 3 3
ARSDrawing course #2 of 3 3
ARSSecondary #3 of 5 3
ARS 396 Professional Practices - W (Fall only) 3
ARS 431 Painting IV 3
ARS 426 Color Theory 3
ARHArt History electie #2 of 2 3
(W)course anywhere in University 3
Area III, B- Natural Science with Lab #2 of 2 4
Fourth Year
ARS 438 Pre-Thesis in Painting 3
ARSSecondary #4 of 5 3
CA 110 Public Speaking 3
Painting Elective #3 of 3 3
ARSUpper Level Drawing #3 of 3 3
ARS 439 Senior Thesis in Painting 6
ARSSecondary #5 of 5 3
Area IV, B- Social/Behavioral Science 3
 Total Hours121

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