Feb 29, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

Art, BFA


University Core Curriculum Requirements


A. Communication


B. Mathematics


C. Life and Physical Science


D. Language, Philosophy and Culture


E. Creative Arts


F. American History


G. Government/Political Science


H. Social and Behavioral Science


I. Component Area Option


Foundation of Knowledge


The following ARTS courses are common for both the Art, BA and the Art, BFA.

Art Major for the BFA


The student interested in Art for the BFA will select either the non-Teaching or Teaching course of study listed below:

Art Studio Concentration


  • Non-Teaching - Twenty-one hours from one of the following:
  • Teaching - Twelve hours from one of the following:

Art - non-Teaching


Studio Studies


Nine hours from a second Art Studio Concentration, to be discussed with advisor.

Art - Teaching


Studio Electives


  • Non-Teaching - Nine additional hours of Art Studio electives, to be discussed with advisor.
  • Teaching - Six additional hours of Art Studio electives, to be discussed with advisor.

BFA Exhibition


Complete with a grade of “P”.

General Electives


The student may be required to complete additional elective hours to complete the degree.  University Core Curriculum co-requisite lab hours will be applied to this area of the degree.

Total hours: 120


Grade Requirements


  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

In-Residence Requirement


Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View HOP policy 02-214.

Texas Success Initiative Program


All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map for Studio Art Ceramics Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Spring


  • I. Component Area Option Credit(s): 3

  • ARTS 4000 History Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 3
  • ARTS 2000 Credit(s): 3
  • C. Life and Physical Science Credit(s): 3

Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


  • A. Communication Credit(s): 3
  • ARTS 4000 History Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • E. Creative Arts Credit(s): 3
  • C. Life and Physical Science Credit(s): 3

  • Credit(s): 0

Degree Map for Studio Art Digital Media Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for Studio Art Drawing Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for Studio Art Filmmaking Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for Studio Art Graphic Design Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for Studio Art Jewelry Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for Studio Art Painting Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


  • I. Component Area Option Credit(s): 3

  • ARTS 4000 History Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 3
  • ARTS 2000 Credit(s): 3
  • C. Life and Physical Sciences Credit(s): 3

Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


Degree Map for Studio Art Photography Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


  • A. Communication Credit(s): 3
  • ARTS 4000 History Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Art Studio Elective Credit(s): 3
  • E. Creative Arts Credit(s): 3
  • ARTS Photo Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 0

Degree Map for Studio Art Printmaking Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring


  • A. Communication Credit(s): 3
  • ARTS 4000 History Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Art Studio Elective Credit(s): 3
  • E. Creative Arts Credit(s): 3
  • ARTS Photo Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Credit(s): 0

Degree Map for Studio Art Sculpture Concentration


The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall


Spring


Junior Year


Fall


Spring


Senior Year


Fall


Spring