2022-2023 Catalog 
    May 17, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts, BFA with Licensure to Teach Art in Grades K-12 Major

BFA Requirements

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 requirements: 3 courses -  ART 345  or ART 347  and two additional upper level art history courses or art history seminars are required. 

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, 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 must be 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 17 basic units required for the BFA degree.

Major with License to Teach Art in Grades Pre K-12

Completion of 11.5 additional courses to include ART 302 , EDUC 110 , EDUC 251 , EDUC 370, EDUC 377 , EDUC 471 , EDUC 472 , EDUC 473 , EDUC 474 , and two diversity courses. EDUC 110  and EDUC 251  can count as two of the Group I requirements, and must be taken during the Freshman or Sophomore year. 


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.