Art B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 75

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Shared Foundation Requirements

18

Intermediate Studio Requirements

15

Intermediate History, Theory, and Criticism

6

Upper-Division Studio Courses Outside of Area of Concentration

12

Upper-Division Studio Courses in Area of Concentration

12

Upper-Division Art History Requirement

3

Upper-Division Art Criticism Requirement

3

Senior Thesis Capstone

6

Art Education Licensure Track Requirements

Total Hours

75


Shared Foundation Requirements

Note: All courses are required unless waived via departmental advanced placement policy.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ARTH 150H

Introduction to Art History

3

ARTZ 105A

Visual Language - Drawing

3

ARTZ 108A

Visual Language - 3-D Fndtns

3

GDSN 149A

Digital Imaging I

3

MART 101L

Intro to Media Arts

3

MART 112A

Introduction to Film Editing

3

Total Hours

18

Minimum Required Grade: C


Intermediate Studio Requirements

Notes:

  • 9 credits must be taken from the ARTZ and GDSN prefixes at the 200-level.

  • The remaining 6 credits may be taken from the ARTZ and GDSN prefixes at the 200-level, and from MART at the 200- or 300-level.

  • These courses fulfill the requirements of Thematic Area groups of Time, Digital, and Material.

  • Courses selected must include 3 credits of both 2D and 3D studio courses.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 15 credits of courses in the following areas:

15

Art (ARTZ) at the 200-level

Graphic Design (GDSN) at the 200-level

Media Arts (MAR or MART) at the 200- or 300-level

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C


Intermediate Art History, Theory, and Criticism

Note: These courses fulfill requirements of Thematic Area group of History and Theory.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ARTH 201H

Art of World Civilization II

3

ARTH 250L

Introduction to Art Criticism

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Studio Courses Outside of Area of Concentration

Note:

  • 9 credits must be from the ARTZ or GDSN prefixes at the 300- and 400- level.

  • The remaining 3 credits may be from the ARTZ, GDSN, or MART prefixes at the 300- and 400- level.

  • These courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 12 credits at the 300- and 400-levels from the following areas:

12

Art (ARTZ)

Graphic Design (GDSN)

Media Arts (MAR or MART)

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Studio Courses in Area of Concentration

Note:

  • These courses should be in the same discipline to demonstrate an Area of Concentration. Consult with your advisor before selecting courses.

  • A list of all ARTZ courses can be found here.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 12 credits of the courses in Art (ARTZ) at the 300- or 400-level.

12

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Art History Requirement

Notes:

  • These courses should be chosen in consultation with your advisor.

  • This course fulfills the requirement of Thematic Area group of History and Theory.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 3 credits in Art History (ARTH) at the 300- and 400-level.

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Art Criticism Requirement

Note: This course fulfills the requirement of Thematic Area group of History and Theory.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

ARTH 350

Contemp Art and Art Criticism

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C


Senior Thesis Capstone

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ARTZ 494

Seminar- Professional Practices

3

ARTZ 499

Senior Thesis/Capstone

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C


Art Education Licensure Requirements

Art Education licensure is earned by taking classes in both the School of Visual and Media Arts and the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education. 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.

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, students are required to take 35 credits of EDU classes and a Native American Studies Course. Please see the College of Education and Human Sciences for more details.

Teaching Art Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.

  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

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

Teaching Art Track Requirements

Note: ARTZ 402 must be taken prior to ARTZ 403.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ARTZ 402

Teaching Art I-- K-12

3

ARTZ 403

Teaching Art II-- K-12

3

DANC 497

Methods: Tchng Movmnt in Schls

2

or THTR 239A

Creative Drama/Dance: K-8

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach Art, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.