Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Art - Myers School of (7100)

B.F.A. - Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major: Painting and Drawing (C10004BFA)

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
7100:243 Introduction to Painting3
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
7100:335 Intermediate Life Drawing3
7100:348 Intermediate Painting3
7100:231 Intermediate Drawing3
7100:102 Survey of History of Art III3
Oral Communication:7600:105 or 1063
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7100:450 Advanced Life Drawing3
7100:348 Intermediate Painting3
7100:185 Intro: Computer Graphics3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
Natural Science:Any4
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
7100:455 Advanced Painting3
7100:450 Advanced Life Drawing3
7100:213 Introduction to Printmaking3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Social Science:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
7100:455 Advanced Painting3
7100:350 Paint/Drawing Portfol Review0
Elective:Art History Elective (see adviser)3
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Elective:Any2
Elective:7100:Art Studio3
Elective:7100:Art Studio3
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
7100:455 Advanced Painting3
7100:300 Art Since 19453
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:7100:Art3
Elective:7100:Art3
Elective:Any2
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
7100:495 Senior Exhibition0
Art - Myers School of (7100): Any3
Humanities:Not in Fine Arts3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:7100:Art Studio - 7100:455 Adv. Painting recommended3
Elective:7100:Art3
Elective:Any2
Min Credit Total 16
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.
2.0 cumulative GPA and 2.5 GPA in major (all 7100:Art classes) is required for graduation.
Survey of History of Art I and Survey of History of Art II, 7100:100 and 101, will fulfill a Humanities elective in the Fine Arts set for general education requirements.
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 all 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 to the concepts of art, design, and art history. The foundation classes are prerequisites to all intermediate and advanced coursework.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 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: 03-18-2013