Students must complete ART 106, 117, 119, and 125 before enrolling in any 300+ studio course. Students should seek advising assistance from the department upon arrival to the university and should select a major advisor in their area of concentration at the beginning of their junior year, once they have been accepted into the program.
Students must have an overall grade point average of 2.3 for all art courses counted toward the major. Courses taken on a credit/no credit basis may not be counted toward fulfillment of requirements for the art major or minor.
Studio Concentration Requirements
Acceptance into the B.F.A. degree program in the Studio Concentration may be applied for when the student has completed or is currently enrolled in ART 106, 117, 119, 125; two courses in art history; and three studio courses.
Students whose applications fail to be accepted to the B.F.A. program are welcome to reapply the following semester.
In addition to the general curricula, the candidate for the B.F.A. degree must complete the following requirements:
1. Sign B.F.A. degree with advisor in student's area of concentration. This professor serves as the student's Thesis Advisor.
2. Participate in faculty critiques for three consecutive semesters before graduation. The B.F.A. Committee will schedule the student's faculty critiques.
3. Exhibit a cohesive thesis body of creative work and all responsibilities that are included in the exhibition.
4. Conduct a public artist's talk in support of thesis exhibition work.
5. Submit a final portfolio to the Art Department including a resume, artist's statement, visual documentation of thesis work, visual documentation list, and any other supporting materials.