Art Core requirements for BFA students

The Art Core is designed to give all BFA students a solid foundation in the principles of art and design, the practice of art, as well as an understanding of the history of art and its role in society.

Art Core Requirements

30 Semester Hours - Required of all BFA art students

Course Title Hours
ARTH 2211 Art History Survey 1 3
ARTH 2212 Art History Survey 2 3
ARTH 3XXX ARTH Electives above 3000 3
ARTH 3XXX ARTH Electives above 3000 3
ARTS 1101 Two-Dimensional Foundations 3
ARTS 1103 Three-Dimensional Foundations 3
ARTS 1104 Creative Process 3
ARTS 1105 Digital Foundations 3
ARTS 4180 Senior Studio 1 3
ARTS 4181 Senior Studio 2 3

Sophomore Review

All sophomores are required to submit a minimum of eight art works of their own creation before beginning their first Junior semester at SSU for our student assessment program.

Senior Show

All students applying for an art major must participate in a senior gallery exhibit. Information is available from the department secretary or chair.

Senior Studio

The year long senior studio is an opportunity for students to work with a professor on an independent project to best prepare them for life after graduation. The second semester may include work on a professional portfolio.

General Education Requirements

All students seeking bachelor degrees of any sort must take the General Education Program, or GEP. BFA students have options to take three of four courses as part of the Art Core that satisfy sections of the GEP. Students should consult with their advisors when registering for classes to ensure they register for the classes most beneficial to their studies and graduation.

Requirement Recommended for double counts Hours
English Composition   6
Oral Communication ARTS2212: Art History Survey 2 3
Quantitative Reasoning   3
Engaged Citizenry ARTH3454: History of American Art 3
Ethical Insight & Reasoning   3
Fine & Performing Arts   3
Global Perspectives ARTH3456: 20th Century Art 3
Historical Perspectives ARTH3366: Non-Western Arts Survey 3
Human Behavior   3
Literature   3
Natural Sciences   7
First Year Experience   1
Total Hours All courses required 41

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