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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Arts and Architecture

(Archive) Art (ARBFA)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999



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 who are enrolled in the B.A. program in art and other students with an art portfolio may apply for 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 129 credits is required.

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

(6 of these credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 6 credits

(This includes 6 credits of General Education GA courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18 credits)[1]
ART 110(3), 111(3), 120(3), 122W(3), ART H 111 GA(3), 112 GA(3) (Sem: 1-2)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)[1]
Select 15 credits at the beginning level from ART 217(3), 220(3), 223(3), 230(3), 240(3), 250(3), 251(3), 260(3), 270 GA(3), 271(3), 280(3), 290 GA(3), or 291(3) (Sem: 3-8)

(Include at least 15 credits at the 400 or equivalent level)
Select 44 credits in Art at the 300 or 400 level, 24 of which must be in an area of concentration from the following: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, metals, painting, 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.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-03-004

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)


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