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2012-2013 Catalog 
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Art (BFA)

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Areas of Emphasis

  • 2D Media (drawing, painting, printmaking)
  • 3D Media (ceramics, sculpture, small metals)
  • Photography
  • Visual Communication (graphic design in print/interactive media)
  • Art Education


  • Program Prerequisite: Completion of Foundation courses followed by portfolio review (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, 72 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).


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.)

BFA Admission Requirements

All Art majors must first declare a Major (program of study - see Enrollment Services and Information ) with the department secretary. Once the Foundation courses have been completed, students can apply for admission to the BFA degree program. BFA reviews are held twice each year by the visual arts faculty. Information regarding upcoming reviews is available in the visual arts office (KVAC 103). If not admitted to BFA level study, students may reapply in subsequent semesters. 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 and General Education 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)

see Department of Visual Arts .  

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

Required Studio Distribution (9 credit hours)

Other Required Courses (3-12 credit hours depending upon emphasis)

Required for all emphases except Visual Communication


The BFA Thesis may not be taken the semester immediately following the BFA seminar.

Required for Visual Communication emphasis

Studio Elected Specializations (20-29 credit hours depending upon emphasis)

Complete the 72 credit hour program total by selecting courses in consultation with the faculty advisor in your emphasis area. The Art Education emphasis is the only area to require 20 credit hours of electives (Art Methods I and II replace six credit hours of studio electives).

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