Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts
College: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Visual, Performing, and Media Arts
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Campus: Mesa Campus
A student must earn 120 semester credit hours to qualify for graduation and must maintain a “C” average (2.000) in all major coursework.
Requirements - Major
Bachelor of Fine Arts majors must complete, with a “C” or better:
|FNAR 1101||Fundamentals of Design||3|
|FNAR 1103||Three-Dimensional Design||3|
|FNAR 2111||Drawing I||3|
|FNAR 3211||Drawing II||3|
|FNAR 2203||Ancient and Medieval Art||3|
|FNAR 2204||Renaissance to Modern Art||3|
|FNAR 2206||Modern and Contemporary Art History||3|
|FNAR 3210||Figure Drawing||3|
|FNAR 2294||Computer Art||3|
|FNAR 4398||Senior Seminar: Art Criticism||3|
|2200-level coursework in one each of Photography, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and either Sculpture or Ceramics||15|
|2200 level or higher Art History elective||3|
|Advanced Studio Courses 1|
|FNAR 3381||Advanced Studio I||3|
|FNAR 3382||Advanced Studio II||3|
|FNAR 3383||Advanced Studio III||3|
|FNAR 4350||Senior Portfolio: Thesis Exhibition||3|
|Select nine semester credit hours of Art Electives (with a “C” or better)||9|
|Select two courses in Modern Language (with a “C” or better)||6|
In one specific area of choice. Each Advanced Studio course will build upon the knowledge and skills of the previous courses.
Students who earn BFA in Studio Art will achieve the following student learning outcomes (SLO):
Student Learning Outcome 1: Be able to proficiently express themselves in a variety of artistic media.
• University SLO: 1. Disciplinary Competence and Skills; 2. Critical and Creative Thinking Skills; 3. Communication Skills; 9. Personal Development
Student Learning Outcome 2: Possess a knowledge base that enables them to speak and write coherently of the Western Art Historical traditions and relate it to their own artwork and cultural context.
• University SLO: 3. Communication Skills; 4. Information Fluency; 5. Analytical Skills; 6. Global Awareness and Cultural Competence
Student Learning Outcome 3: Exhibit creativity and critical thinking in projects.
• University SLO: 2. Critical and Creative Thinking Skills
Student Learning Outcome 4: Show a mastery of mimetic techniques in various media including drawing, painting, and sculpting.
University SLO: 1. Disciplinary Competence and Skills; 2. Critical and Creative Thinking Skills
Student Learning Outcome 5: Demonstrate knowledge of the abstract principles of Design and Composition with the focus to: successfully relate the content of an idea by the coherent design of pictorial space.
• University SLO: 1. Disciplinary Competence and Skills; 3. Communication Skills;
Student Learning Outcome 6: Have a working knowledge of professional practices that will enable successful application to graduate school, galleries, grants, etc.
• University SLO: 1. Disciplinary Competence and Skills; 9. Personal Development