B.F.A. Art History Option

Studio Art with Enhanced Art History Option

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

CIP 50.0702

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

 Total Curriculum Requirements .................................................................................120 hrs

University Studies Requirements....................................................38-41 hrs
(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

University Studies selections must include:
Global Awarness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions
ART 212 Art from the Renaissance to the Present

University Studies Elective
ART 211 Ancient and Medieval Art
or
ART 213 Art of Global Cultures

Core Courses..........................................................................60 hrs
ART 100T Transitions
ART 101 Drawing I: Introduction to Drawing
ART 111 Two-dimensional Design
ART 112 Three-dimensional Design
ART 201 Drawing II: Life Drawing
ART 298 Mid-Degree Review Seminar
ART 399 Professional Practices
ART 498 B.F.A. Practicum Exhibition
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
One of the following:
ART 415 Greek and 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
ART430 Contemporary Art, 1960 to the Present
One of the following:
ART 425 Art of Asia
ART491 Special Problems in Art HIstory2
ART 501 Special Topics in Art History
or one course from: ART 415, 416, 418, 419, 428, 429, 430

and
Five sequential courses; in studio art to be selected from one of the following areas: ceramics, drawing, Furniture design/woodworking, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture with advisor approval.

Enhanced Art History Option Courses...................................................... 27 hrs
Four additional art history courses to be selected in consultation with advisor.
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 Art of Non-Western Cultures
ART 425 Art of Asia
ART 491 Special Problems in Art History2
ART 501 Special Topics in Art History
or one course from: ART 415, 416, 418, 419, 428, 429, 430

Unrestricted Electives.....................................................................0-1 hrs

1Study abroad is strongly recommended.

2An independent study course in the student's area pf emphasis is recommended.

3The 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. Students tracking in the B.F.A. with Enhanced Art History must include an art history faculty as a member of their jury. 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

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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