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Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Art Program

Major(s)

Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Admission requirements

In addition to completing Foundations courses (ART 100, 101, 115) (Note: ART 215 is required for some areas of emphasis). students must pass the Candidacy Review for BFA in Art. A selection of work from Foundation and Studio Core areas is to be submitted to a committee of the art studio faculty for review during the first semester of the student’s junior year. Students must have a 3.00 or higher GPA in the major and a Missouri State cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 to be admitted to candidacy. Student records will be encumbered at seventy-five hours if the student has not yet been admitted to a degree program. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the review which is held during the fall and spring semesters. ART 499, Senior Exhibition, cannot be taken unless the Candidacy Review has been passed. Transfer students with more than sixty hours completed must apply for candidacy during their first semester.

Program requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (75-78 hours)
    1. Foundations (9 hours): ART 100(3), 101(3), 115(3),
    2. Studio Core (15 hours) – complete five courses with at least one from each of the three groups below:
      1. ART 202(3), 215(3), 225(3), 242(3)
      2. ART 212(3), 223(3), 235(3)
      3. ART 210(3), 230(3), 255(3)
    3. Art History (15 hours): ART 271(3), 272(3); ART 273(3) or 274(3); and 6 hours art history electives chosen with advisement.
    4. Studio Emphasis (15-21 hours): a minimum of 15 but no more than 21 upper-division (300 level or higher) hours in one of the following studio areas:
      1. Ceramics: Required: ART 312(3), 313(6). Electives: ART 314(3-12), 336(3-9), 399(3-6)
      2. Computer Animation: Required: ART 330(3), 331(3), 430(3), 431(3). Electives: ART 432(3-6), 399(3-6)
      3. Digital Arts: ART 310(3-6), 399(3-6), 410(3-9). Electives: ART 330(3), 331(3), 430(3), 431(3) and DES 345(3)
      4. Drawing: Required: ART 315(3-9), 316(3-9). Electives: ART 399(3-6)
      5. Metals/Jewelry: Required: ART 322(3), 323(3), 324(3-12). Electives: ART 399(3-6)
      6. Painting: Required: ART 325(3-6). Electives: ART 326(3-9), 399(3-6), 425(3-9)
      7. Photography: Electives: ART 354(3), 355(3), 356(3), 357(3-9), 358(3-9), 359(3), 399(3-6), 455(3-6)
      8. Printmaking: Required: ART 342(3-9). Electives: ART 343(3-9), 399(3-6)
      9. Sculpture: Required: ART 335(3-9). Electives: ART 336(3-9), 399(3-6) 
    5. Senior Exhibition (3 hours): ART 499(3) Presentation of work from areas where the majority of art course work has been taken. This work must evidence the attainment of a level of conceptual and technical maturity judged by a committee of the art studio faculty to meet qualitative standards required for the granting of the BFA in Art.
    6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of ART 499(3).

    7. Art and Design Electives (9-15 hours): additional courses in studio, design, art history, art education, or aesthetics (PHI 320(3)) outside of the area of emphasis, 9 hours of which must be at the 300 level or higher, chosen with approval of advisor, bringing the total number of hours in Art and Design to no fewer than 75. Students with an emphasis in computer animation may use MED 365(3) towards fulfillment of this requirement. ART 200 cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.
  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Art

Bachelor of Arts
  1. ART 100(3), 101(3), 115(3)
  2. Additional 9 hours art and/or design electives should be chosen with advisement to bring the total number of hours in Art and Design to no fewer than 18. ART 200 cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.

Art

Bachelor of Science
  1. ART 100(3), 101(3), 115(3)
  2. Additional 12 hours art and/or design electives should be chosen with advisement to bring the total number of hours in Art and Design to no fewer than 21. ART 200 cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.