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BFA CURRICULUM GUIDE:

124 credit, four-year program of study

FIRST YEAR
    FALL SPR
FOU 101 Visual Arts Colloquium I 1cr  
FOU 110 Structural Drawing 3cr  
FOU 114 2D Workshop 2cr  
FOU 124 3D Concepts 2cr  
ARH 125 Renaissance to Modern Art 3cr  
ENL 101 Critical Writing & Reading I 3cr  
XXX XXX The Social World *** 3cr  
       
FOU 102 Visual Arts Colloquium II   1cr
FOU 112 Life Drawing   3cr
FOU 115 Visual Language   2cr
FOU 125 3D Workshop   2cr
ARH 150 Modern to Contemporary Art   3cr
ENL 102 Critical Writing & Reading II   3cr
XXX XXX The Social World ***   3cr
FIRST YEAR TOTAL 34cr    

 

SECOND YEAR
    FALL SPR
ARH 200 Studies in Visual Culture 3cr  
FIA 221 Figure Drawing I 3cr  
FIA 2XX Major Studio 3cr  
FIA 2XX Studio Support * 3cr  
ENL 2XX Literature Elective 3cr  
       
FIA 222 Figure Drawing II   3cr
FIA 2XX Major Studio   3cr
FIA 2XX Studio Support *   3cr
XXX XXX The Social World ***   3cr
ENL 2XX English Elective   3cr
SECOND YEAR TOTAL 30cr    

SOPHOMORE PROGRESS REVIEW
Requirements for review are distributed within option during the Fall semester.

 

THIRD YEAR
    FALL SPR
ATR 321 Figure III 3cr  
FIA 3XX Major Studio 6cr  
XXX XXX Studio Elective ** 3cr  
ARH 3XX Art History Elective 3cr  
       
FIA 322 Figure Drawing IV   3cr
FIA 311 Composition & Design   3cr
FIA 3XX Major Studio   3cr
XXX XXX Science (Natural World)   3cr
MTH XXX Mathematics Elective   3cr
THIRD YEAR TOTAL 30cr    

JUNIOR PROGRESS REVIEW
Requirements for review are distributed within option during the Fall semester.

 

FOURTH YEAR
    FALL SPR
FIA 421 Drawing V 3cr  
FIA 4XX Major Studio/Visual Thesis 6cr  
FIA 400 Senior Seminar 3cr  
XXX XXX Non-Studio Elective 3cr  
       
FIA 4XX Major Studio/Visual Thesis   3cr
XXX XXX Studio Elective **   3cr
XXX XXX Non-Studio Elective   3cr
XXX XXX Science (Engaged Community)   3cr
XXX XXX Free Elective   3cr
FOURTH YEAR TOTAL 30cr    

BFA SENIOR EXHIBITION
Requirements for exhibiton are distributed within option during the Fall semester
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Free Elective Credits are satisfied by any course.

* Studio Support Courses. Majors are required to take one 200-level sculpture course and one 200-level printmaking course.

** Studio Elective Credits are fullfilled by taking studio courses offered by the following departments: Art Education, Artisanry, Design, and Fine Arts.

*** The Social World: Humanity & Society-- Students must take 3 credits in each of the following categories of courses: Human Questions & Contexts, The Nature of US Society and The Nature of the Global Society. For a list of approved courses go to: www.umassd.edu/generaleducation/universitystudies/approvedcourses

This curricular guide represents the requirements for students entering the college for the academic year 2013-2014 and is intended as an example of progression towards the degree.

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