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Art and Design - Painting and Drawing Emphasis, B.F.A.

Requirements

Within the painting/drawing program, students emphasize one of four areas: drawing, watermedia, painting, or printmaking. In their senior year, B.F.A. students receive one-on-one instruction from the professor of their choice. Students explore their personal artistic identity while learning the rigor and attention to detail needed to put together a solo exhibition as their culminating experience.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:

  1. AA, AS, or AAS Degree or equivalent in Art and Design or advisor approval (Graphic Design Emphasis B.F.A. candidates must complete the AAS Degree or equivalent in Graphic Design; Illustration Emphasis. B.F.A. candidates must complete the AAS Degree or equivalent in Illustration)
  2. Portfolio Review
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: (Note: A higher level MATH course may substitute for this requirement) 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3)   
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 26 Credits
Courses taken to fulfill individual program emphases will not also counttoward the Discipline Core Requirements (credit will not count twice)
  ART 1120 2D Design 3
  ART 1130 3D Design 3
  ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series (Must be taken 2 times) 2
  ART 499R BFA Project WE (must be taken in two consecutive semesters) 6
  ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance 3
Complete 9 credits from the following list (please note: ART 1110 is required for Illustration and Painting/Drawing BFA degrees, ART 1400 is required for Graphic Design BFA degrees, ART 1750 is required for Photography BFA degrees): 9
  ART 1110 Drawing I  (3)  
  ART 1210 Spatial Drawing (3)  
  ART 1350 Ceramics I (3)  
  ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications  (3)  
  ART 1420 Graphic Design I (3)  
  ART 1750 Intro to Digital Imaging   (3)  
  ART 2630 Painting I (3)  
Emphasis Requirements: 36 Credits
Students emphasizing a 2D area complete the following: 1
  ART 1110 Drawing I
  ART 1650 Watercolor
  ART 2110 Drawing II 
  ART 2620 Color Theory 
  ART 2630 Painting I 
  ART 2640 Painting II 
  ART 2680 Printmaking I 
  ART 367R Printmaking II 
  ARTH 3070 Modern Art and Architecture History WE
  ARTH 3120 History of Contemporary Art 
Complete two classes from the following:  6
  ART 1340 Sculpture I (3)  
or ART 1350 Ceramics I (3)  
  ARTH 3020 Classical Art and Architecture History (3)  
  ARTH 3030 Medieval Art and Architecture History (3)   
  ARTH 3040  Renaissance Art History (3)   
  ARTH 3050  Baroque Art and Architecture History (3)   
  ARTH 3060  Nineteenth-Century Art History (3)   
  ARTH 3100 History of American Art and Architecture (3)   
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 23 Credits
  ART 4840  Professional Presentation for the Visual Arts WE 1
Complete minimum of 9 credit hours in one specialization:  9
Drawing    
  ART 311R Drawing III (may be taken twice) (3)   
  ART 366R Life Drawing (3) (may be taken twice)  
  ART 411R  Drawing IV (may be taken twice) (3)   
  ART 466R Advanced Life Drawing (3) (may be taken twice)  
Painting      
  ART 363R Painting III (may be taken twice) (3)   
  ART 369R  Contemporary Figure Painting (3) (may be taken thrice)   
  ART 463R Painting IV (3) (may be taken twice)   
Printmaking      
  ART 368R  Printmaking III (may be taken twice) (3)   
  ART 468R  Printmaking IV (may be taken twice) (3)  
Complete 12.0 elective credits from upper-division specialization courses listed below. It is recommended to focus on depth in the selected specialization. 12 
Drawing    
  ART 311R Drawing III (may be taken twice) (3)   
  ART 366R Life Drawing (3) (may be taken twice)  
  ART 411R  Drawing IV (may be taken twice) (3)   
  ART 466R Advanced Life Drawing (3) (may be taken twice)  
Painting      
  ART 363R Painting III (may be taken twice) (3)   
  ART 369R  Contemporary Figure Painting (3) (may be taken thrice)   
  ART 463R Painting IV (3) (may be taken twice)   
Printmaking      
  ART 368R  Printmaking III (may be taken twice) (3)   
  ART 468R  Printmaking IV (may be taken twice) (3)  
Complete one of the following additional Professional content courses: 1
  ART 4820  rofessional Presentation for the Visual Arts I WE (1)  
  ART 4830  Professional Practices for the Visual Arts II WE(1)  
  ART 4850  Professional Writing for the Visual Arts WE (1)  

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above with no grade lower than a C- in all Art and Design courses.
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Portfolio submission required during senior year.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnote
1 ART 1110, 1350, and 2630 taken to fulfill this requirement will not also count toward the BFA Discipline Core (credit will not count twice).

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MAT1030 or MAT 1035 Choose 1 of the following: Quantitative Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra 3
ENGL 1010
or ENGL 1005
Introduction to Writing
Literacies and Composition
3
3
ART 1110 Drawing 1 3
ART 1120 2D Design 3
ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance (Fulfills Fine Arts) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing  GE 3
ART 1130 3D Design 3
Art Core Elective Choose 1 course: ART 1210, 1350, 1400, 1420, or 1750 3
ART 1650 Watercolor 3
ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science GE 3
ART 2620 Color Theory 3
ART 1340 or ART 1350 (Whatever is not used in Art Core Elective Area) Watermedia II 3
ART 2680 Printmaking 1 3
ART HISTORY ELECTIVE CHOOSE 1 Class in ARTH 3020/30/40/50/60/100 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Humanities GE 3
American Institutions GE 3
ART 2110 Drawing II 3
ART 2630 Painting 1 3
ART 367R Printmaking II 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology GE 3
PES 1097 or HLTH 1100 Choose either Fitness for life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
ART 2640 Painting II 3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
ART HISTORY ELECTIVE Choose 1 Course in ARTH 3020/30/40/50/60/100 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science Distribution 3
ART 4840 Professional Presentation for the Visual Arts WE 1
ARTD Core Elective Choose 1 course: ART 1210, 1350, 1400, 1420, or 1750 3
BFA SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVE ART 311R, 366R, 411R, 363R, 369R, 463R, 368R or 468R 3
UPPER DIVISION PAINT/DRAWING ELECTIVE  3
UPPER DIVISION PAINT/DRAWING ELECTIVE  3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Social Science GE 3
ART 499R BFA Project WE 3
ARTH 3070 Modern Art and Architecture History 3
BFA SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVE ART 311R, 366R, 411R, 365R, 465R, 363R, 369R 463R, 368R or 468R 3
UPPER DIVISION PAINT/DRAWING ELECTIVE  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values  3
ARTH 3120 History of Contemporary Art 3
ART 499R BFA Project WE 3
BFA SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVE ART 311R, 366R, 411R, 365R, 465R, 363R, 369R, 463R, 368R or 468R 3
Elective Choose 1 course from ART 4820, 4830, or 4850 1
UPPER DIVISION PAINT/DRAWING ELECTIVE  3
  Semester total: 16
Notes:  PHIL must be 205G to meet GE & GI requirements.
  Degree total: 120

Department

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