Feb 21, 2024  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin ARCHIVED

Art, B.F.A.

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Studio art emphasis - This curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers as professional artists or designers.

Curriculum (120 hours)

1. Fine Arts Core Curriculum Requirements (42 hours)

A. Communication (6 hours)

B. Mathematics (3 hours)

C. Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

Select two from the following 3-hour classes:

Select two of the following 4 hour classes:

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

E. Creative Arts (3 hours)

Select one course outside of your major discipline:

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


*Specific degree programs may direct core curriculum choices due to accreditation requirements or other considerations. Please see core requirements for specific degree programs.

**These courses are approved for core curriculum credit in a limited number of degree programs. Please see an academic advisor to verify that these courses will apply to your degree program.

2. Advanced work

(courses numbered 300-499 inclusive). (30 or more hours)

  • At least 30 hours at SFA

3. A minimum of residence

(SFA campus) work (36 hours)

4. A minimum of 78 hours of art

A minimum of 78 hours of art, 18 of which must be Art History including six semester hours of Art History Survey, three semester hours of Modern Art History, and nine semester hours of *advanced Art History.

5. Sixty semester hours of studio studies

including nine semester hours of drawing and six semester hours of *design; 21 semester hours must be taken in a studio concentration. Nine semester hours in a supporting studio field of art are required, three hours of *ART 492  (Professional Practices), ART 494  (undergraduate studio seminar), the non-credit hour *ART 496  (B.F.A. exhibition) and the remaining nine semester hours must be in approved studio electives.

6. Enough additional semester hours to total 120.

7. Minimum grade requirement

A grade of at least C in each freshman English course, a C average at SFA, a C average in work completed in the major and minor fields, considered separately, at SFA. These required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan.

8. All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program.

See TSI information  elsewhere in this bulletin.

9. Entrance into the B.F.A. program is by portfolio review

Entrance into the B.F.A. program is by portfolio review after a student completes the required foundation art courses.


*Filmmaking majors may substitute approved interdisciplinary courses for ART 130 , ART 492 , ART 494  and six hours of advanced art history. They are not required to take ART 496 .

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