17 to 22 courses, studio and art history courses combined. These shall include 5 core foundation courses: ART 110 , ART 111 , and ART 114 , ART 115 , ART 351 or ART 352 .
Studio requirements, media courses: at least 9 courses - two 2D studio media courses from among ART 354 , ART 355 , ART 315 ; two 3D studio media courses from among ART 358 , ART 315 , ART 360 ; ART 315 can only be counted once, either as one of the 2D studio media or one of the 3D media required course. At least one additional drawing or figure drawing course is required. Two optional media courses or art history courses or art seminars are required. Each BFA student must take level II and level III courses of the same two-dimensional or three-dimensional studio course to complete a media concentration.
Art history requirement, upper level: 3 courses - ART 345 or ART 347 and two additional upper level art history courses or art history seminars.
Students must apply to the Fine Arts department for the BFA degree during their sophomore year. The declaration of major form will be submitted upon completion of 5 core foundation courses ART 110 , ART 111 , ART 114 , ART 115 , and ART 351 or ART 352 by the end of the sophomore year and after being accepted into the program. Those who are not admitted into the BFA program have one semester to develop work for a second submission. Courses taken credit/no entry may not be applied toward the major.
All candidates for the BFA degree must complete the following distribution requirements (see Requirements for All Degrees and Distribution Requirements): any three units from Group I, one unit from Group II, two units from Group III, and one unit from outside the fine arts department in Group IV. There is no language requirement for those in the BFA program.
Art education course, ART 302 and credits awarded for an apprenticeship/internship cannot be counted among the seventeen basic units required for the BFA degree.
To qualify as a candidate for Phi Beta Kappa, students choosing the BFA degree must complete all additional distribution requirements as stated under Requirements for All Degrees and Distribution Requirements.
Students working toward the combined degree can choose to fulfill the departmental and distribution requirements for either the BA degree in another department or the BFA degree.
The combined degree program is a four-year or five-year program that requires a minimum of 17 art courses, 7 distribution requirements and the completion of the major in another department.