Fine Arts B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art

College of Visual & Perf Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 75

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower Division Requirements36
Studio Art Fundamentals
Studio I Courses
Begining Art History And Criticism
Upper Division Studio Courses I12
Upper Division Studio Courses12
Upper Division Art History6
Upper Division Art Criticism3
18 Additional Upper Division (300-400 Level) Credits18
Art Education Licensure Requirements
Senior Thesis Capstone6
Total Hours93

Lower Division Requirements

Rule: All Courses Are Required Unless Waived Via Departmental Advanced Placement Policy

Note: Students seeking the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Art must complete 36 credits of lower division art courses:

Studio Art Fundamentals9
Beginning Art History6
Introductory Art Criticism3
Photography3
Ceramics3
Printmaking3
Sculpture3
Painting3
Drawing3
Total Hours36

Minimum Required Grade: C

36 Total Credits Required

Studio Art Fundamentals

Rule: All Courses Required Unless Waived Via Deaprtmental Advanced Placement Policy

ARTZ 105AVisual Language - Drawing3
ARTZ 106AVisual Language - 2-D Fndtns3
ARTZ 108AVisual Language - 3-D Fndtns3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C

Studio I Courses

Rule: All Courses Required

ARTZ 211ADrawing I3
ARTZ 221APainting I3
ARTZ 231ACeramics I3
ARTZ 251ASculpture I3
ARTZ 271APrintmaking I3
ARTZ 284APhoto I-Techs and Processes3
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C

Beginning Art History And Criticism

Rule: All Courses Required

ARTH 200HArt of World Civilization I3
ARTH 201HArt of World Civilization II3
ARTH 250LIntroduction to Art Criticism3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper Division Studio Courses I

Select 12 credits from the following:12
Drawing II
Painting II
Ceramics II
Clay and Glaze
Sculpture II
Printmaking II
Photo II-Theory, Crit, Prctice
The Art of Digital Photography
Special Topics
Internship
Advanced Research- Drawing
Advanced Research- Painting
Advanced Research- Ceramics
Advanced Research- Sculpture
Advanced Research- Printmaking
Advanced Research- Photography
Special Topics
Independent Study
Internship
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper Division Studio Courses

Select 12 credits from the following:12
Drawing II
Painting II
Ceramics II
Clay and Glaze
Sculpture II
Printmaking II
Photo II-Theory, Crit, Prctice
The Art of Digital Photography
Alternative Process Photog
Special Topics
Internship
Advanced Research- Drawing
Advanced Research- Painting
Advanced Research- Ceramics
Advanced Research- Sculpture
Advanced Research- Printmaking
Photo I-Techs and Processes
Advanced Research- Photography
Special Topics
Independent Study
Internship
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper Division Art History

Select 6 credits from the following:6
Architectural History I
Special Topics
Roman and Early Christian Art
Art of the Renaissance
Ancient American Art
Latin American Art
The History of Women in Art
20th Century Art
Renaissance Theory & Criticism
Adv Research in Art History
Advanced Research Art Crit
African Art
Spanish Art
Special Topics
Sem Art Hist & Crit
Internship
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper Division Art Criticism

Rule: The following course is required

ARTH 350Contemp Art and Art Criticism3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C


Art Education Licensure Requirements

Rule: The Art Education Licensure is earned through taking classes in both the School of Art and the Phyllis J. Washingon College of Education and Human Sciences. Students complete their BA or BFA in Art in conjunction with courses required from the College of Education. A student must be accepted into the College of Education.

Note: Montana Teaching Certification in Art K-12 requires a BA or BFA in Art with a specialization in Art Education, which extends beyond the 120-credit limit, or an MA in Curriculum and Instruction with the required undergraduate credits for teacher certification in art. Students earning a BA or a BFA in Art must also take ARTZ 402, ARTZ 403 as well as THTR 239A or DANC 497. In addition student are required to take 35 credits of EDU classes, and a Native American Studies Course. Please see the College of Education and Human Sciences degree builder for more details.

ARTZ 402Teaching Art I-- K-123
ARTZ 403Teaching Art II-- K-123
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Senior Thesis Capstone

Rule: All courses are required

ARTZ 494Seminar- Professional Practices3
ARTZ 499Senior Thesis/Capstone3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Teaching Art Track

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Individuals must complete the teaching major/teaching track within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication and are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Art Education Courses

Rule: All courses are required.

Note: ARTZ 402 must be taken prior to ARTZ 403. Students can choose to take either DANC 497 or THTR 239A.

ARTZ 402Teaching Art I-- K-123
ARTZ 403Teaching Art II-- K-123
DANC 497Methods: Tchng Movmnt in Schls2-3
or THTR 239A Creative Drama/Dance: K-8
Total Hours8-9

Minimum Required Grade: C


Teaching Licensure Requirements

Note: Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A major or minor GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.