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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
DES 281 Photography I 3cr  
DES 283 Digital Media I 3cr  
FIA 2XX 200-Level Drawing Course 3cr  
ARH 200 Studies in Visual Culture 3cr  
ENL 2XX Literature Elective 3cr  
       
DES 282 Photography II   3cr
DES 332 History of Photography   3cr
FIA 2XX 200-Level Drawing Course   3cr
MTH XXX Mathematics Elective   3cr
XXX XXX The Social World **   3cr
SECOND YEAR TOTAL 30cr    

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

 

THIRD YEAR
    FALL SPR
DES 381 Photography III 3cr  
DES 385 Studio Photography 3cr  
DES 331 History of Design 3cr  
XXX XXX Science (Natural World) 3cr  
XXX XXX Studio Elective * 3cr  
       
DES 382 Photography IV   3cr
FIA 311 Composition & Design   3cr
XXX XXX Studio Elective * Rec:DES 284   3cr
XXX XXX Studio Elective *   3cr
XXX XXX Science (Engaged Community)   3cr
THIRD YEAR TOTAL 30cr    

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

 

FOURTH YEAR
    FALL SPR
DES 481 Photography V 6cr  
XXX 3XX Non-Studio Elective 3cr  
XXX XXX Non-Studio Elective 3cr  
XXX XXX Free Elective 3cr  
       
DES 482 Photography VI   6cr
XXX XXX Studio Elective *   3cr
XXX XXX Free Elective   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 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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