Art (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is a professional 122-hour advanced undergraduate curriculum. The 81-hour major includes 24 hours of art foundation courses, nine hours of 300/400 level art history courses, 18 hours of studio concentration courses, 27 hours of studio electives in at least two other studio areas, and ART 488 BFA Seminar (3)

For eligibility to the BFA program, a student must meet the following requirements:

Course Title Credits
ART 111Survey of Art I3
or ART 112 Survey of Art II (WI)
ART 134Drawing I3
ART 233Design I3
ART 234Drawing II3
ART 240Design II3
Select at least one course in the concentration area
Select twelve hours of general studies curriculum 12
Total Hours27

And have a minimum 2.50 GPA overall and a minimum 3.00 GPA in the major. All potential candidates for the BFA program must present a portfolio and pass portfolio review by the Art and Design Department faculty for approval. All students eligible for the program will be reviewed for retention in the program. Please refer to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Plan of Study for all general studies and Art Department course requirements.

All art majors are required to seek advisement each semester from the department head or faculty advisor and become familiar with the general and specific requirements for the degree which they are seeking. Students majoring in Art are required to present a portfolio for faculty review by the end of their sophomore year. In addition, all art majors are required to have completed and passed ART 134 Drawing I (3), ART 233 Design I (3), ART 234 Drawing II (3), ART 240 Design II (3), and the portfolio review before enrolling in 400-level studio classes. Students must earn a “C” or better in each of the major and minor courses taken. All majors will participate in a senior exhibition of upper class studio work prior to graduation. 

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

A student must complete the Portfolio by the end of the sophomore year.
 
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
Natural Science 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
ART 134 Drawing I 3
ART 233 Design I 3
STU 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours16
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
Natural Science 4
Math 110 or higher 3
ART 234 Drawing II 3
ART 240 Design II 3
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
Literature sequence 3
History 3
ART 111 Survey of Art I 3
ART 341 Digital Literacy for Artists/Designers 3
Studio 3
 Hours15
Spring
Literature sequence 3
ART 112 Survey of Art II (WI) 3
ART 335 Figure Drawing (studio) 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
ART History 300+ 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
 Hours18
Spring
History/Social/Behavioral Science 3
ART History 300+ 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
ART History 300+ 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
 Hours15
Spring
ART 488 BFA Seminar 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
Studio 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours122