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First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 103Drawing I: Materials & Methods3
DFN 1163D Techniques3
DFN 1213D Design Material Manifestation3
DFA 105Survey & Methods I Interdisciplinary3
DEN 101Composition I 3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 104Drawing II: Drawing as a Practice3
DFN 120Design Color & Context3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
DFA 106Survey & Methods II: 3D3
DEN 102Composition II3

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

Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DFA 120Painting I3
DFA 115Introduction to Printmaking3
DFA 130Introduction to Sculpture3
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
Choose OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia or Visual Narration: Africa/America3
DLE---General Education Elective 3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #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
Fifth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFA 380Junior Studio I3
DFA 253Time & Digital Media3
DFA ---Art Practice Elective3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods of Visual Culture3
DLE ---General Education Elective3
Sixth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFA 381Junior Studio II3
DFA ---Art Practice Elective3
DFA ---Art Practice Elective3
DAS 303Professional Practice for Artists3
DNS 300Natural Science3
Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DFA 450Senior Studio I3
DFA - - -Art Practice Elective3
DFA - - -Art Practice Elective3
D-- ---Elective 3
Choose OneDAH** --- or DVC** ---Art History or Visual Culture Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 12 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFA 451Senior Studio II3
DFA 400Art Practice Seminar3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
DLE ---General Education Elective
D-- ---Elective3

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

Catalog Year 20/21 Total Credits 126-127

Total credits: 127: First Year Experience=1; Foundations=18; Major=60; Gen Ed=42; Elective=6

Art Practice Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon graduation students in the BFA Art Practice Department will be able to:

  1.  Apply a pluralistic approach to art making, through skillful use of traditional and new materials, techniques and processes.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to problem-solve and research as means to establish coherent relations between materials, processes, and content.
  3. Demonstrate the use of critical thinking as a means to verbal, written and visual expression.
  4. Utilize the expertise of visual language to analyze and critique the work of others.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of their role as an artist through the ability to contextualize individual work within contemporary art and culture. 
  6. Articulate an understanding of the relationship among culture, history and visual arts.
  7. Utilize expertise to professionally practice as an artist, arts advocate, creative entrepreneur and member of the broader creative economy.