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Plan of Study for
BFA in Studio Art with Emphasis in Clay

Program Requirements

Students majoring in Studio Art in the Department of Art are required to:

Program Notes

The BFA Studio Art Program of Study is a structured program. Clay is one of its seven areas of emphasis. Many of the courses are sequential and must follow specific four-year calendars.

Students are advised to take the Foundation classes their first year. They are also advised to submit work to the Portfolio review within the first year.

Elective Courses

Elective courses in Studio and Related Area will help bring depth and balance to the studio courses. These are:

Summer Courses

It is strongly suggested that students plan their course of study to include a summer session at Appalachian. These may include a study abroad experience, one of the intensive five week, summer sessions, or an internship experience

Advising

Students should seek formal advising from their advisor but are encouraged to contact any of the studio faculty with questions regarding a particular program or the creative field.

Plan of Study

BFA Studio Art: Emphasis in Clay
This chart plots a program that enables students to complete their degree requirements in eight semesters. Individual plans of study may vary. Students working in the Clay Area are encouraged to complete a minimum of 18 credit hours. An emphasis requires 18-24 hours of study in one area. Courses listed in color represent a plan of study with 24 hours of emphasis.

Visit the Programs of Study website to download a Program of Study for this degree.
First Year
Fall Spring

ART 1001 Foundations I (3)

ART 1002 Foundations II (3)

UCO 1200 First Year Seminar—Gen Ed (3)

ENG 1000 Writing Across the Curriculum—Gen Ed (3)

Perspective 1—Gen Ed (3)

Wellness Literacy—Gen Ed (1)

ART 1003 Foundations Drawing (3)

ART 1005 Foundations Seminar (3)

ART 2007 Clay I: Handbuilding
or
ART 2107 Clay I: Throwing
or
ART 2040 Clay I: Mold-Making and Casting (3)

Perspective 1—Gen Ed (3)

 
Second Year
Fall Spring

ART 2103 Drawing II (3)

ART 2007 Clay I: Handbuilding
or
ART 2107 Clay I: Throwing
or
ART 2040 Clay I: Mold-Making and Casting (3)

ART 2050 Clay: Methods and Materials (3)

ART 2030 Art from Prehistory to 1400—also counts toward Gen Ed Perspective 3 (3)

ART 2007 Clay I: Handbuilding
or
ART 2107 Clay I: Throwing
or
ART 2040 Clay I: Mold-Making and Casting (3)

ART 3007 Clay II: Handbuilding or ART 3107 Clay II: Throwing or ART 3040 Clay II: Mold-Making and Casting (3)

ART 2104 Digital Imaging (3)

ART 2130 Art from 1400 to the Present—also counts toward Gen Ed Perspective 2 (3)

Perspective 2—Gen Ed (3)

 
Third Year
Fall Spring

ART 3007 Clay II: Handbuilding
or
ART 3107 Clay II: Throwing
or
ART 3040 Clay II: Mold-Making and Casting (3)

ART 3015 Sophomore/Junior Studio Seminar (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

Art History Elective (3)

ART 3007 Clay II: Handbuilding
or
ART 3107 Clay II: Throwing
or
ART 3040 Clay II: Mold-Making and Casting (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

Science Inquiry Perspective—Gen Ed (4)

Art History Elective (3)

Perspective 3—Gen Ed (3)

 
Fourth Year
Fall Spring

ART 4307 Special Topics Adv. Clay (3)

ART 4351 Senior Seminar (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

Perspective 2—Gen Ed (3)

Science Inquiry Perspective—Gen Ed (4)

ART 4852 Senior Studio (3)

Free Elective (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

Free Elective (*2SH outside discipline required) (3)