Visual & Performing Arts: Visual Art

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS | PROGRAM OF STUDY
CONCENTRATION | AREAS OF EMPHASIS


Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Program offers courses leading to the baccalaureate degree (B.A.) in the Visual and Performing Arts. The program also delivers fine arts courses as fulfillment of core requirements, as electives, and as advanced courses leading to an area of concentration (15 credit hours) in music, art, dance, and theatre. The program also provides opportunities for student engagement in the performing arts through concerts, plays, exhibits, and displays.

The program seeks to develop student appreciation of culture and aesthetics; to develop individual ability and intellectual curiosity through performance, research, and other scholarly activity; to develop an awareness of social and civil responsibility; to provide special training in art, music, dance, and theatre; and to develop cultural transmitters in our increasingly technological society.

BFA MAJOR IN VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

In addition to completing the Core Curriculum II, students seeking a major in the Visual and Performing Arts must select a major field of study (area of concentration) and a field of emphasis. The areas of concentration with the corresponding fields of emphasis are as follows: a Concentration in Visual Art with an emphasis in either Art History or Studio Art; a Concentration in Music with an emphasis in either Voice Performance/Choral Instruments or Keyboard Performance, and a Concentration in Theatre and Dance with an emphasis in either Dance Performance or Theatre Performance.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Visual Arts

  1. Portfolio submission, at least 75 per cent
  2. Previous related experience

Additional program requirements :

  1. Recitals
  2. Critiques
  3. Written Exit Exams
  4. Portfolios
  5. Performance lab work
  6. Internships
Core Curriculum:
Areas A, B. C. D. E, and Additional Requirements
47 hrs
AREA
SUBJECT
CRTS HRS
A.
Essential Skills
9 hrs
B.
Institutional Options
5 hrs
C.
Humanities/Fine Arts
6 hrs
D.
Sciences, Math, Technology
0 hrs
E.
Social Sciences
12 hrs

Area F courses appropriate to the program of study 18 hours

Major Concentration 39 hours
Field of Emphasis 15 hours
Electives ( Chosen in consultation with advisor) 6 hours

TOTAL 125 hours

A departmental Exit Exam is required of all students applying for graduation from concentrations in Art, Music, Theatre and Dance. A score of no less than 80 percent must be attained. Area F is prerequisite to all areas of concentration.
AREA F
Courses appropriate to the BFA program
18 hrs
Selected from
FINE 2104
FINE 2909
FINE 2999
FINE 2601
MUSC 1201
Portfolio/Career Marketing
Business Management Through the Arts
Legal Aspects of the Arts
Technical Theatre
Fundamentals of Music
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Foreign Languages
* Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish (1000-2000 levels)
* 0-6 hrs
Music Voice
** Musc 1641, 1642, 1644, 1645, 1651, 1652
** 0-6 hrs
Music Applied Instrumental
*** Musc 2421, 2422, 2423, 2431, 2534, 2535
*** 0-6 hrs
Arts/Hedu Dance Techniques & Perform
****Arts/Hedu 1501, 1511
**** 0-2 hrs
CONCENTRATION IN VISUAL ARTS
ARTS 3201
ARTS 3301
ARTS 3302
ARTS 3400
ARTS 3401
ARTS 3600
ARTS 3602
ARTS 3603
ARTS 3604
ARTS 4301
ARTS 4711
THEA 3004
FINE 4999
Drawing I
Printmaking
Art Photography
Color Theory and Design
Basic Design I
Understanding the Arts
Stage Painting
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Painting
Sculpture
Scenery/Design
Seminar/Practicum/Internship
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
39 hrs
 
FIELDS OF EMPHASIS
Art History
ARTS 3601
ARTS 4600
ARTS 4601
ARTS 4602
ARTS 4604
African American Art History
African Art History
Western Art History I
Western Art History II
Contemporary Art History
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
15 hrs
 
Studio Art
ARTS 3211
ARTS 3410
ARTS 4102
ARTS 4311
ARTS 4701
Drawing II
Basic Computer Drawing and Design
Life Drawing and Painting
African American Genre Painting
Ceramics
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
15 hrs
 
Elective Courses
ARTS 3411
ARTS 3501
ARTS 4811
Basic Design II
Crafts
Weaving
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
6 hrs
Students are reminded that ARTS 1101 must be taken as part of the Core and prior to the Concentration Area. Students choosing to minor in art may use the above electives as a minor, but are reminded that a minor in art consists of 6 hours in Art history and any 3 arts courses above the 3000 level.