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2021-2022 Catalog
Fine Arts: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Program Description for Fine Arts

Major: Fine Arts Concentration: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Prerequisites (24 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.
Note: Students should continually take art history courses with other art courses to properly prepare for the major.

ARH2050 Art History Survey I (3 Credits)

ARH2051 Art History Survey II (3 Credits)

ART1201C Two-Dimensional Design (3 Credits)

ART2203C Three-Dimensional Design (3 Credits)

Acceptable substitute: ART X202

ART1300C Drawing I (3 Credits)

ART2301C Drawing II (3 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: ARTX330, X205, X310, X305


1000/2000 Level

  • ART
  • Art Department Strongly Recommends:
    ART 2400C Intro to Printmaking
    ART 1205C Color Theory

Major Requirements (39 credits)

Prerequisite policy: Courses must be taken in prerequisite order. Please check the catalog course descriptions for prerequisites required for each course prior to registering. If a course is a prerequisite for another, they may not be taken at the same time. Prerequisites are strictly enforced by the faculty and registrar.
First day attendance rule: Any student who misses the first day without advanced notice to the department chairperson will be administratively withdrawn from that course.

ART2330C Figure Drawing I (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 1300C & ART 2301C

ART2500C Painting I (3 Credits)

Prereq: one drawing course

ART3420C Lithography Printmaking I (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 2400C

ART3442C Intaglio Printmaking I (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 2400C

ART3530C Painting II (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART2500C Painting I

ART3332C Figure Drawing II (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 3504C

ART3504C Painting III (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 3530C Painting II

ART3560C Figurative Painting (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 2500C & ART 3332C

ART4805C Painting and Drawing Research (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 3332C & ART 3504C

ART4965C Fine Arts Portfolio (3 Credits)

SELECT 3 ARH COURSES (3000/4000)

  • ARH
  • Art Department strongly recommends: ARH 3453 Post War Art 1940-1980 or ARH 3475 Contemporary Art 1980 to Today

Major Electives (18 credits)

SELECT 6 FROM: (3000/4000)

  • ART

Free Electives (3 credits)


This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).