Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Art - Myers School of (7100)

B.F.A. - Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major: Art - Printmaking (C10003BFA)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Year 1

Fall
7100:103 Arts Orientation0
7100:131 Foundation Drawing I3
7100:144 Foundation 2D Design3
7100:100 Survey of History of Art I3
Mathematics:Any3
English Composition:Option3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7100:145 Foundation 3D Design3
7100:233 Foundation Life Drawing3
7100:213 Introduction to Printmaking3
7100:101 Survey of History of Art II3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
English Composition:Option3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
7100:250 Foundation Review0
7100:214 Relief/Screenprint3
7100:273 Intro: Digital Photography3
7100:243 Introduction to Painting3
7100:102 Survey of History of Art III3
Oral Communication:7600:105 or 1063
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7100:216 Intaglio/Lithography3
7100:231 Intermediate Drawing3
7100:185 Intro: Computer Graphics3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
Upper Level Elective:Contemporary Art History Elective3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
7100:317 Print Matrix3
7000:100 Intro New Media: Creative Mind3
Elective:Any3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Social Science:Any Set3
Elective:7100:Art Studio3
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
7100:317 Print Matrix3
7100:319 Printmaking Review0
Elective:3D Intro Level Class3
Natural Science with Lab:Any Set4
Social Science:Any Set3
Elective:7100:Art Studio3
Elective:Any1
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
7100:418 Multiples and Multiplicity3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Natural Science:Any Set4
Elective:7100:Art Studio3
Elective:7100:Art Studio3
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 18
Spring
7100:418 Multiples and Multiplicity3
7100:495 Senior Exhibition0
Upper Level Elective:Art History Elective3
Humanities:Not Fine Arts Set3
Elective:7100:Art Studio3
Elective:7100:Art Studio3
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition.
The course 7100:250 Foundation Review is a faculty review of completed coursework prior to a student's in-depth study in specialization areas. It is a requirement for all Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. The Foundation Program is a sequence of classes that investigate the fundamentals of visual art and design. These interdependent classes are structured around a common questioning of formal and conceptual issues, providing students with a base of knowledge in visual art and theory on which students can develop their work.
The courses in the Foundation Program are required for the BFA art majors and should be completed during the first two years of a student's course of study. These courses present knowledge fundamental in preparation for a career in visual art or design. Students are expected to have an understanding of the verbal use and visual application of vocabulary terms that are related the concepts of art, design, and art history. The foundation classes are prerequisite to all intermediate and advanced coursework.
Examples of 3D Intro classes are 7100:222 Intro to Sculpture, 7100:254 Intro to Ceramics or 7100:266 Intro to Metals.
A 2.0 cumulative GPA and 2.5 GPA in major (all 7100:Art classes) is required for graduation.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 129 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 03-14-2014