Feb 02, 2023  
UofM 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art - Studio Arts Concentration, (B.F.A.)

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University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements. Note that the Humanities category is satisfied for art students who meet all B.F.A. in Art requirements by taking two of the following three courses:

The Major (79 hours)

Major Core (Foundation in Art) (12 hours)


Art majors must be formally accepted into a concentration. Admission to the University and completion of foundation art courses do not guarantee placement in a concentration. Admission is selective and is based on a portfolio evaluation that reflects professional standards and meets concentration expectations. Space availability may also affect admission decisions. A concentration portfolio review occurs upon completion of foundation courses (ART 1210, ART 1215, ART 1311, ART 1314) plus three additional entry level courses. Guidelines and application forms for concentration admission are available in the department office and from faculty advisors. Consultation with a faculty adviser is recommended before or during portfolio preparation. Transfer students must meet concentration entrance requirements. After review, the department notifies the student of one of the following: (1) acceptance, (2) recommendation to correct deficiencies and reapply, or (3) denial of admission.

Studio Arts (67 hours):

The four fields are interdependent and share the following requirements:

Entry Level Courses (18 hours)

Art History (6 hours)

Required Studio Courses (37 hours)

Required studio courses (16 hrs), plus seven upper level studio courses. 

7 Upper Level Studio Courses (21 hours) From:



Independent Studies and Book Arts:


All 2000 level art courses must be completed before enrollment in 4000 level studio courses.

Art Electives (6 hours)

Art electives complete the 79 semester hours of professional course work.


For the B.F.A. in Art, a total of 120 semester hours is required, 85 of which must be in professional course work that includes two courses from among ARTH 2010, 2020 or 2030. A minimum of 42 upper division semester hours is required for the degree. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for the major and all required courses for the Art major must have a minimum grade of “C-.”

Typical 4-Year Studio Arts Concentration Sequence

Freshman Year

Semester Totals 30 hrs

Semester Totals 34 hrs

Submit portfolio for Concentration Entrance

Junior Year

  • Credit Hours: (3)
  • ART (Upper level studio course-1) (3)
  • ART (Upper level studio course-2) (3)
  • ART (Upper level studio course-3) (3)
  • Natural Science (4)

  • ART (Upper level studio course-4) (3)
  • ART (Upper level studio course-5) (3)
  • ART (Upper level studio course-6) (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences* (3)
  • History* (3)

Semester Totals 31 hrs

Senior Year

Semester Totals 25 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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