Dec 11, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Fine Arts, with Concentration in Art, B.A.


A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Art.

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


39 Credits:

Art Certification


Students wishing to achieve certification for teaching art (preK-12) major in fine arts with a concentration in art. They also take specific courses determined by the education department and have field experiences at the elementary and secondary levels. See Art Certification (P-12)  

Senior Project


All majors are required to present a senior project during the final semester that displays aspects of the theoretical and practical knowledge gained through their course of study. The senior project requires enrollment in FAAR 402 Advanced Senior Studio Project (3) . Guidelines for the senior project must be obtained from the department chair or a departmental advisor in the first semester of the senior year.

Electives


31 to 33 Credits

“Elective” refers to various Theatre and Visual and Performing Arts courses, as well as to elective courses offered outside of the department. Suggested electives can include courses in Communications, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and History, based on the talents and skills of the student, as well as through consultation with the student’s academic advisor. Students are also strongly urged to investigate Internship possibilities, either in the summer or as a semester-long assignment. The Career Center catalogs a wide variety or arts-based internships.

Notes


To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Art, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

Foundations in Social Science (3)

FAAR 108 Two-Dimensional Design (3)  

FAAR 105 Drawing I (3)  

15 credits

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

World Languages II (3)

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

FAAR 204 Art History: Survey of Western Art, 14th Through 19th Century (3)  

FAAR 106 Painting I (3)  

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3) (FAAR 111 Three -Dimensional Design (3)  recommended)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Belief in Today’s World (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3) (FAAR 213 Sculpture (3)  recommended)

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

GNSCI 1XX Lab Science (4)

ARMO 300 Modernity in Visual Art (3)  

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3)

Elective (3)

16 credits 

Spring Semester

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

FAAR 230 Drawing II (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Senior Year 

Fall Semester

FAAR XXX Art Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

FAAR 402 Advanced Senior Studio Project (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

*Students must take FAAR 230 Drawing II (3)  or FAAR 231 Painting II (3)   by the end of their junior year. FAAR 402 Advanced Senior Studio Project (3)  is open to juniors who have taken FAAR 230 Drawing II (3)  or FAAR 231 Painting II (3)  and can be repeated.