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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State University Park

Art

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (ARBFA)

PROFESSOR GRAEME SULLIVAN, Director, School of Visual Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree requires thorough preparation and is intended to develop a level of competence that will enable persons who wish to pursue professional careers in art to prepare themselves for specialized graduate studies, specialized professional training, and/or immediate participation in creative work.

Students enrolled in the School of Visual Arts may seek entrance into the B.F.A. program no earlier than the second semester and no later than the fourth semester.

There will be a continuous review of portfolio and performance of students enrolled in the B.F.A. program throughout the entire program. Students who do not meet the standards or who do not want to continue in the B.F.A. program may return to the B.A. program in art or choose another program of study.

For the B.F.A. degree in Art, a minimum of 122 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6 of these credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 83 credits
(This includes 6 credits of General Education GA courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)[1]
ART 110S(3), ART 111 (3) (Sem: 1-2)
ART 122Y US(3), ART H 111 GA;IL(3), ART H 112 GA;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)[1]
Select 15 credits at the beginning level from ART 201(3), ART 203(3), ART 211 US(3), ART 217(3), ART 220(3), ART 223(3), ART 230(3), ART 240(3), ART 250(3), ART 251(3), ART 260(3), ART 280(3), ART 296(3), ART 297(3), ART 299(3), PHOTO 100 GA(3), or PHOTO 201(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (53 credits)
Select 47 credits in Art at the 300 or 400 level, 24 of which must be in an area of concentration from the following: ceramics, drawing and painting, new media, photography, printmaking, or sculpture[1] (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits in art history (Sem: 3-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2008

Blue Sheet Item #: 36-06-013

Review Date: 4/15/08

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