Degree Requirements

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Art (B.F.A.)

PRE- BFA Curriculum

Pre-BFA students should pursue courses to meet the following University Graduation Requirements while awaiting admission ino the BFA Program.


UNIVERISTY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Art majors will fulfill ACCT with ART 562. (Credit hours will be incorporated into Major/Supporting//Gen Ed/Free Electives categories).
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories).


Foundation Courses      15 hrs.


Students are required to choose at least one of the following Pre-B.F.A. Options:

Pre-BFA Ceramics       15 hours

Students must have completed an additional:

Pre-BFA Graphic Design

Students must have completed an additional:

Pre-BFA Metals and Jewelry

Students must have completed an additional:

Pre-BFA Painting

Students must have completed an additional:

Pre-BFA Photography

Students must have completed an additional:

Pre-BFA Printmaking

Students must have completed an additional:

Pre-BFA Sculpture

Students must have completed an additional:


Art (B.F.A.) Degree Requirements

UNIVERISTY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Art majors will fulfill ACCT with ART 562. (Credit hours will be incorporated into Major/Supporting//Gen Ed/Free Electives categories).
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Studio Foundations:  15 hours

Art Core:  22 hours

Art History Core:       9 Hours

PLUS THREE (3) hours from:

OPTIONS

BFA Ceramics       33 hours

BFA Graphic Design       33 hours

BFA Jewelry and Metals 

BFA Painting

BFA Photography

BFA Printmaking

BFA Sculpture

Free Electives      1 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS        120 hours


ART (B.A.)

UNIVERISTY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Art majors will fulfill ACCT with ART 562. (Credit hours will be incorporated into Major/Supporting/Professional Education requirements below.)
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS      

Foundation Courses: 15 hrs

Art Core: 21 hrs

Art History Core:       9 Hours

PLUS THREE (3) hours from:

(One of the following two options must be chosen)
♦ TEACHER EDUCATION OPTION       40 hours

Art Education Requirements       6 hours

Professional Education Requirements        34 hours

  • EDF 103: Introduction to Education (1)
  • EDF 203: Schooling and Society (3)
  • EDF 204: Emerging Instructional Technologies (3)
  • EDF 319: Human Development and Learning (3) OR EDF 319W: Human Development and Learning (Writing Intensive) (3)
  • AED 361: Art Teaching: Grades P-8 (3) OR EME 361: Teaching Art: Grades P-8 (3)
  • SED 401: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (3) OR SED 401S: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (Service Learning) (3)
  • AED 540: Art Teaching: Secondary School (3) OR ESE 540: Teaching Art in the Secondary P-12 Schools (3)
  • EMS 499: Supervised Student Teaching P-12 (12)

PLUS THREE (3) hours of Applied Learning Field Experiences to include:

  • EDF 349Q: Applied Learning in Education I (0.5)
  • EDF 349R: Applied Learning in Education II (0.5)
  • EMS 349Q: Applied Learning I:  Educational Assessment (0.5)
  • EMS 349R: Applied Learning II: Educational Curriculum (0.5)
  • ESE 349: Applied Learning: Secondary Teaching (1)

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year. Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.

♦ LIBERAL ARTS OPTION       21 hours
Students are required to take an additional 21 hours of art, design, art education, or art history electives which are limited to the following classes:

FREE ELECTIVES (Liberal Arts Option only)       14 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 120-125 hours