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Art (BFA), 2D Media Emphasis

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  • Program Prerequisite: Completion of Foundation courses with minimum grade requirements followed by mandatory advising (refer to the BFA Admission Requirements below).
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for all majors and minors (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation .
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. Of this total, 75 credit hours are required for the BFA degree. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required by the university for graduation (courses numbered 3000 and above).
  • Program Code: 3005BFA
  • CIPC: 500706


All Art majors and minors should interview with the department chair/advisor early in their course of study. Call the Department of Visual Arts at 801-626-6455 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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BFA Admission Requirements

All Art majors must first declare a Major in General Art (program of study - see Enrollment Services and Information ) with the department secretary. Once the five Foundation courses have been completed with a minimum grade of B- in each, students schedule a mandatory advising meeting with the department chair to declare their BFA major in one of the five studio areas of emphasis. After admittance, students plan their studio elective classes in consultation with the department chair and a faculty advisor from the chosen emphasis area.

Students who select the Art Education emphasis must satisfy the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education department ).

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Fine Arts requirements. The following Foundation/elective courses will also fulfill general education requirements in the creative arts category: ARTH 1090  and ARTH 1100 .

Course Requirements for the BFA

Foundation Courses (27 credit hours)

Required Studio Distribution (9 credit hours)

see Department of Visual Art and Design  

Note: For the Art History foundation course, Art Education majors must select either ARTH 3040  or ARTH 3050  (prerequisite ARTH 1100 CA ). 

Note: For the Graphic Design emphasis, ARTH 3451  is required.  It may help to satisfy either the Art History Electives category or the Studio Focus category within the emphasis area.

Studio Focus Courses:

Choose 26 credit hours in consultation with your faculty adviser.


Visual arts courses that are not being used to fulfill the major requirements (studio distribution, art-history) may fulfill electives credits.

*May be repeated twice for a total of 9 credit hours.

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