Art Practice (Fine Arts)

Art Practice (Fine Arts) Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DFN 1183D Design3
DFA 105Survey & Methods I Interdisciplinary3
Det By*DEN 107Composition I3
PathDLE ---General Education Elective

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DFA 106Survey & Methods II: 3D3
DEN 108Composition II3

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFA 120Painting I3
DFA 115Introduction to Printmaking3
DFA 130Introduction to Sculpture3
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFA 251Painting II3
DFA 215Intermediate Printmaking3
DFA 231Sculpture: Fabrication3
DFA 245Contemporary Drawing3
DAH 218Contemporary Art and Visual Culture3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFA 380Junior Studio I3
DFA 235Time & Digital Media3
DFA - - -Art Practice Elective3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods
of Visual Culture
3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFA 381Junior Studio II3
DFA - - -Art Practice Elective3
DFA - - -Art Practice Elective3
DAS 303Professional Practice for Artists 3
DNS 300Natural Science 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFA 450Senior Studio I3
DFA - - -Art Practice Elective3
DFA - - -Art Practice Elective3
D- - - - - Elective 3
ChooseDAH** ---Art History 3
OneDVC** ---Visual Culture Elective
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFA 451Senior Studio II3
DFA 400Art Practice Seminar3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective3
D- - - - - Elective 3
Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits      126-127
Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;  Gen Ed=42;   Elective=6

Fine Arts Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Fine Arts program will be able to:

  1. Apply a pluralistic approach to art making, a skillful use of traditional and new materials, and utilize historical and innovative techniques and processes.
  2. Communicate ideas and content through their artwork and demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between materials, processes, and content.
  3. Employ contemporary art theory, criticism, and art history to position and articulate their work historically and theoretically within contemporary culture.
  4. Construct insightful and relevant critiques of their artwork and the artwork of others.
  5. Build a comprehensive portfolio of artwork that represents their knowledge and abilities and that gives them access to grants, fellowships, residencies, and exhibition venues.
  6. Pursue careers and advanced degrees in the Fine Arts as well as apply their knowledge to many related fields and occupations.
  7. Demonstrate leadership through productive contributions to their community and in ethical professional practices.