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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Arts, B.F.A.

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Offered by Visual Arts , the Visual Arts, B.F.A consists of a sequence of foundation courses that builds a framework for all areas of study in visual arts and a concentration that develops students’ artistic voices and forms the foundation for their personal, creative work.

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Foundation Courses (27 credits)

Concentration (45 credits)


Students pursuing the Animation concentration develop a framework from which to begin their path as animators and interactive artists. Students have the opportunity to produce a fully developed work at the culmination of the program, either individually or as part of a team.

Cinematic Arts

The cinematic arts concentration provides students with the conceptual framework, historical context, and technical skills necessary for the production of narrative, documentary or experimental projects in a fine-arts environment.


The Intermedia concentration fosters intellectual and technical flexibility for students who desire to develop skills in a variety of media. Working closely with their faculty advisors, students formulate coherent sequences of courses that allow for mastery in more than one concentration.

Intermedia Courses

Complete 36 credits from AnimationCinematic Arts, Graphic Design , Photography, and Print Media courses. Students complete a minimum of 12 credits from one area and the remaining 24 credits are selected from 3 other areas.

Senior Project

Complete the following:

ART Elective

Complete 3 credits from an additional 400-level ART course.


Students pursuing the Photography concentration explore technical, aesthetic, theoretical, and historical aspects of the medium. They use photography in conjunction with other media and methods, including installation, performance, and time-based media.

Print Media

Students pursuing the Print Media concentration engage new forms of artistic expression through interdisciplinary explorations of manual, photographic, and digital print processes. They create projects that allow for a variety of approaches to print practice, incorporating two- and three-dimensional multiples, book arts, installations, performance, documentation, and other hybrid expressions.

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs

Qualified students may apply to an accelerated program, which allows them to share courses between a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Students take graduate courses as undergraduate students and later apply those courses to master’s degrees. An undergraduate may apply to participate in an accelerated program even if the desired graduate program is in a department other than the one in which the student is majoring. More information is available from the Accelerated Program page of the Graduate School website.

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