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Plan of Study for
BFA in Studio Art with Emphasis in Painting and Drawing

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. Painting and Drawing 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 Painting and Drawing
This chart plots a program that enables students to complete their degree requirements in eight semesters. Individual plans of study may vary. Courses listed in color represent a plan of study with 21 hours of emphasis. An emphasis requires 18-24 hours of study in one area.

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

ART 1001 Foundations I (3)

ART 1003 Foundations Drawing (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 1002 Foundations II (3)

ART 2103 Drawing II (3)

ART 2100 Painting I (3)

Perspective 1—Gen Ed (3)

ART 1005 Foundations Seminar (3)

 
Second Year
Fall Spring

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

ART 3100 Painting II (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

ENG 2001 Writing Across the Curriculum—Gen Ed (3)

Quantitative Literacy—Gen Ed (4)

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

ART 2104 Digital Imaging (3)

ART 3103 Drawing III (3)

ART 3200 Painting III (3)

Perspective 2—Gen Ed (3)

 
Third Year
Fall Spring

ART 3015 Sophomore/Junior Studio Seminar (3)

ART 4300 Advanced Drawing and Painting (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

Art History Elective (3)

ART 4300 Advanced Drawing and Painting – repeated (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

Art History Elective (3)

Perspective 3—Gen Ed (3)

Wellness Literacy—Gen Ed (1)

 
Fourth Year
Fall Spring

ART 4351 Senior Seminar (3)

ART 3103 Drawing III – repeated (3)

Studio Art Elective / Related Area (3)

Perspective 2—Gen Ed (3)

Science Inquiry Perspective—Gen Ed (4)

ART 4852 Senior Studio (3)

Science Inquiry Perspective—Gen Ed (4)

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

Free Elective (3)