Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Art (B.A.) 4-Year Plan


This plan is an example only.  Please see your advisor to develop your individualized plan. Course rotation and course offerings are subject to change based on faculty availability and enrollment minimums.

Fall 1st Year:


Total Credits: 15


Spring 1st Year:


  • Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.
  • 3D Studio Electives - Cr. 3. 

    - choose one of the following approved 3D studio electives.

  • Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.
  • First-Year Portfolio

    Once a student is enrolled in or has completed their first-year foundations courses, usually in the spring semester, they are required to submit a portfolio of first-year-level foundations studio work to be reviewed by the Department of Art and Design faculty. Work from outside of the first-year foundation-level courses will not be accepted for consideration; therefore, careful documentation and storage of one’s work is essential for success. The review is a checkpoint to assure that students have met the competency level in the first-year foundations program. For candidates for the B.A. in Art Education, this will also be an application for formal acceptance into the program. Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree may declare their intention to complete the B.F.A. in Art, B.F.A. in Design, or the B.F.A. in Web Design with Elective Studies in Information Technology in the 100-level portfolio review.

    The first-year portfolio review is a mandatory evaluative review for all students and is meant to provide feedback to students regarding their status in meeting learning outcomes set for the foundational courses. Upon a satisfactory portfolio review, students will continue in the second-year foundation courses. The Department of Art and Design will send out detailed information regarding the portfolio review process.

Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 15


Spring 2nd Year:


  • General Education B4 Scientific Ways of Knowing - Cr. 3.

    - Choose one approved  B4 course

  • General Education B5 Social/Behavioral Ways of Knowing: Cr. 3.

    - Choose one of the approved B5 courses

  • Cr. 3.
  • 2D Studio Electives - Cr. 3. 

     - Choose one of the following 2D elective courses.

  • Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.
  • Additional Studio Elective - Cr. 3.

     - Choose one of the following approved studio courses.

  • Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.
  • Second-Year Portfolio

    Once a student is enrolled in or has completed their second-year foundations courses, usually in the spring semester, they are required to submit a portfolio of second-year level foundations studio work to be reviewed by the Department of Art and Design faculty. Work from outside of second-year foundation-level classes will not be accepted for consideration; therefore, careful documentation and storage of one’s work is essential for success. The review is a checkpoint to assure that students have met the competency level in the second-year foundations program. For students who want to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), this will also serve as an application for formal acceptance into the B.F.A. in Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Imaging and Photography, Metalsmithing, Painting, Printmaking, or Sculpture), B.F.A. in Design (Graphic Design), or the B.F.A. in Web Design with Elective Studies in Information Technology degree program.

    The second-year review is a mandatory evaluative review for all students and is meant to provide feedback to students regarding their status in meeting learning outcomes set for these foundational courses.  Upon a satisfactory portfolio review, students may continue in their courses toward completing the degree. The Department of Art and Design will send out detailed information regarding the portfolio review process.

Total Credits: 15


Fall 3rd Year:


General Education B6 Humanistic/Artistic Ways of Knowing - Select one approved course. Cr. 3.

Advanced Art History Elective - Cr. 3.

  • Choose an advanced Art History elective.

Art and Design Advanced Studio Elective - Select one advanced studio course. Cr. 3.

Liberal Arts Electives - Select two courses. Cr. 6.

  • Liberal Arts electives are courses in any subject that qualify for credit towards a degree program on this campus.
  • Many students use these electives to fulfill minor requirements.

Total Credits: 15


Spring 3rd Year:


General Education Additional A/B Course - Select one approved course. Cr. 3.

Art and Design Advanced Studio Electives - Select two approved studio courses. Cr. 6.

Liberal Arts Electives - Select two courses. Cr. 6.

Third-Year Portfolio 

Students at the end of their junior year, or upon completion of 84 credit hours, of which 48 credit hours must be studio courses, will submit a third-year portfolio for review. The portfolio must contain 12 pieces from 300- and 400-level studio courses. The department will send out detailed information regarding this review to students prior to the portfolio submission. Successful students will be allowed to enroll in their remaining coursework.

Total Credits: 15


Fall 4th Year:


General Education B7 Interdisciplinary/Creative Ways of Knowing - Select one approved course. Cr. 3.

Advanced Art History Elective - Select any approved Art History elective. Cr. 3.

Art and Design Advanced Studio Elective - Select one advanced studio course. Cr. 3.

Liberal Arts Electives - Select two courses. Cr. 6.

Total Credits: 15


Spring 4th Year:


General Education C8 Capstone Course - Select one approved course. Cr. 3.

General Education Additional A/B Course - Select any approved A or B course. Cr. 3.

Art and Design Advanced Studio Electives - Select two advanced studio courses. Cr. 6.

Liberal Arts Electives - Cr. 3.

Art and Design B.A. Exhibition  - Students submit work to be curated for an exhibition of B.A. student work.

Total Credits: 15


Total Credits: 120