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Studio Art - BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
CIP 50.0702

ACCREDITED BY: National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

University Studies Requirements................................38-41 hrs
University Studies selections must include the following art history courses:
ART 211 Introduction to the History of Art I
ART 212 Introduction to the History of Art II

Core Courses......................................................................60 hrs

Foundation Studio Courses

ART 099 Transitions
ART 101 Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing
ART 111 Two-dimensional Design
ART 112 Three-dimensional Design
ART 201 Drawing II: Life Drawing

BFA Degree Requirement Courses

ART 298 Mid-Degree Review1
ART 399 Professional Practices
ART 498 B.F.A. Practicum Exhibition

2D & 3D Studio Electives

    Three of the following:
ART 300 Drawing III
ART 330 Introduction to Painting I
ART 350 Introduction to Graphic Design I: Digital Art
ART 379 Introduction to Printmaking I
ART 382 Introduction to Photography I
ART 393 Special Topics in 2-D
    Three of the following:
ART 309 Introduction to Metalsmithing I
ART 310 Introduction to Furniture Design I
ART 360 Introduction to Sculpture I
ART 370 Introduction to Ceramics I

ART 394 Special Topics in 3-D

Studio Emphasis Courses
Five sequential courses from one of the following areas: drawing,
painting, furniture design, graphic design, printmaking, photography,
metalsmithing, sculpture or ceramics, with advisor approval.

   

Upper Level Art History Courses

One of the following:
ART 356 Art of Non-Western Cultures
ART 425 Art of Asia
ART 491 Special Problems in Art History
ART 501 Special Topics in Art History
or one course from: ART 415, 416, 418, 419, 428, 429, 430

    Three of the following:
ART 415 Greek & Roman Art
ART 416 Medieval Art
ART 418 Renaissance Art

ART 419 Baroque Art

    One of the following:
ART 428 Nineteenth-Century Art
ART 429 Art from 1900 to 1960
ART 430 Contemporary Art, 1960 to the Present

THE BFA DEGREE HAS THE FOLLOWING THREE OPTIONS:

Studio Art Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    15 hrs
Five studio elective courses to be selected in consultation
with your emphasis area advisor

* additional unrestricted electives for this option. . . 9–12 hrs

Art Teacher Certification Option . . . . . . . . . .    30 hrs
ART 330 Introduction to Painting I  (listed above)
ART 341 Fundamentals of Elementary School Art
ART 342 Fundamentals of Secondary School Art
EDU 403 Structure and Foundations of Education
EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar
ELE 421 Student Teaching
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

* please see departmental advising sheets for exact University Studies requirements for this option

Art History Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    27 hrs
Five studio elective courses to be selected in consultation
with your emphasis area advisor

* additional upper-level art history courses
    One of the following:
ART 415  Greek & Roman Art
ART 416  Medieval Art
ART 418  Renaissance Art
ART 419  Baroque Art     
    One of the following:
ART 428  Nineteenth-Century Art
ART 429  Art from 1900 to 1960
ART 430  Contemporary Art, 1960 to the Present
    Two of the following:
ART 356 The Art of Non-Western Cultures
ART 425 The Art of Asia
ART 491 Special Problems in Art History2
ART 501 Seminar: Special Topics in Art History
or ART 415, 416, 418, 419, 428, 429, 430


Total BFA Curriculum Requirements. . . . . . .  125–131 hrs

* please see Departmental Degree Advising sheets for additional information on requirements

Download a Degree Requirements Sheet (pdf download)
 

1The baccalaureate degree is not awarded automatically upon completion of any required number of courses or units of credit. The progress and status of students in the program is regularly assessed through reviews. All students are required to register for ART 298 the semester after they complete 30 credit hours of ART courses. After passing ART 298, students may form a B.F.A jury and track in the B.F.A. requirements. A final review, ART 498, is conducted by B.F.A. jury in conjunction with fulfilling the senior B.F.A. Practicum Exhibition requirement. B.F.A students must maintain a 3.00 GPA in the area of their studio concentration.

 

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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