May 26, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog (Under Revision) 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog (Under Revision)

Art: Drawing and Painting - BFA


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  • For more information about The Department of Art and Design, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and log-on to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing as Pre-Art, or Pre-ID.

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 GPA. Students must pass a competitive portfolio review. Space is limited. See department website for more information.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 1020: Drawing I (BCA)   3  

Foundation Course
Breadth Creative Arts

ART 1120: Two-Dimensional Design  or ART 1130: Three-Dimensional Design   3  or 3   Foundation Course
ART 1120: Two-Dimensional Design  or ART 1130: Three-Dimensional Design   3  or 3   Foundation Course ART 2110: Drawing II   3   Emphasis Course
ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar   .5   Foundation Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar  .5  Foundation Course
ARTH 2710: Survey of Western Art: Prehistoric to Medieval (BHU)   3  

Foundation Course
Breadth Humanities

ARTH 2720: Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to Post-Modern (BHU)   3  

Foundation Course
Breadth Exploration

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Communications Literacy (CL1)   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3   Communications Literacy (CL2)  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)    3

General Education course
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Quantitative Literacy (QL)   3-5 Math Placement  
Comments

 

Portfolios for ART BS review due. See department website for more information.

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 2200: Painting I   3   Emphasis Course ART 3200: Painting II   3   Emphasis Course
ART 2230: Basic Printmaking   3   Emphasis Course Art Drawing and Painting (print)   3

Emphasis Course
see link

ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar  .5  Emphasis Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar  .5  Emphasis Course
ARTH 3750: High-Modernism to Post-Modernism: 1945-1989 (CI)   3  

Emphasis Course
Communications Intensive (CI)  

ARTH 3000 level or higher (CI) 3

Emphasis Course
Communications Intensive (CI)  

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General education course
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Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3

General Education course
Click on link for available courses

Breadth American Institutions (BAI) , Breadth Life Sciences (BLS) , Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS) , or Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)    3

General education course
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General Elective 3  
Comments

Portfolios for the BFA review in Drawing & Painting due.  See department website for more information.

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 2810: Photography I      3   Emphasis Course ART 4210: Figure Painting   3   Emphasis Course
ART 4260: Life Drawing     3   Emphasis Course ART 4270: Special Topics: Drawing and Painting   3   Emphasis Course
ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar  .5  Emphasis Course ART 3710 Fine Art Seminar  .5  Emphasis Course
Art Core   3

Emphasis Course
see link

Art Core   3

Emphasis Course
see link

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  or Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  
Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  

Quantiative Intenstive (QI)   3

Depth Course

General Elective 3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ART 4200: Advanced Drawing and Painting Studio   3-6   Students should register for 3 credits ART 4200: Advanced Drawing and Painting Studio   3-6   Students should register for 3 credits
ART 3270: Color: Theory and Practice   3   Emphasis Course ART 4270: Special Topics: Drawing and Painting   3   Emphasis Course
ART 4910: Senior BFA Professional Practice  1  Emphasis Course  ART 4915 Senior BFA Exhibition   1   Emphasis Course
ART Elective 3 Emphasis Course ART Elective 4 Emphasis Course
General Elective 3   General Elective 3  
Comments

 

Comments

 

The BFA is a professional art degree requiring above-average accomplishment in art. Only students demonstrating considerable promise will be accepted for this more demanding professional degree program. This degree requires 78 semester credits in Art courses leaving 42 credits to fulfill all other General Education and University Studies requirements. A GPA of 2.75 is required for the BFA degree.  No grade less than C is acceptable in foundations classes. No grade less than B- is acceptable in any other art classes.  No grade less than C is acceptable in any Art History class. This degree fulfills the requirements for entrance into graduate schools of art.

Students must complete the General Education requirements 

Students must also complete the University Studies requirements 

  • For most students, courses taken for the major will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • Students must take one course having a QI designation to fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS)