Art B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Art

College of Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 75

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Shared Foundation Requirements18
Intermediate Studio Requirements 15
Intermediate History, Theory, and Criticism6
Upper-Division Studio Courses Outside of Area of Concentration12
Upper-Division Studio Courses in Area of Concentration12
Upper-Division Art History Requirement3
Upper-Division Art Criticism Requirement3
Senior Thesis Capstone6
Art Education Licensure Track Requirements
Total Hours75

Shared Foundation Requirements

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

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTH 150HIntroduction to Art History3
ARTZ 105AVisual Language - Drawing3
ARTZ 108AVisual Language - 3-D Fndtns3
GDSN 149ADigital Imaging I3
MART 101LIntro to Media Arts3
MART 112AIntroduction to Film Editing3
Total Hours18

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.
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 Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C


Intermediate Art History, Theory, and Criticism

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

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTH 201HArt of World Civilization II3
ARTH 250LIntroduction to Art Criticism3
Total Hours6

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.
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 Hours12

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.
Complete 12 credits of the courses in Art (ARTZ) at the 300- or 400-level.12
Total Hours12

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.
Complete 3 credits in Art History (ARTH) at the 300- and 400-level.3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C


Upper-Division Art Criticism Requirement

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

Complete the following course:
ARTH 350Contemp Art and Art Criticism3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C


Senior Thesis Capstone

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTZ 494Seminar- Professional Practices3
ARTZ 499Senior Thesis/Capstone3
Total Hours6

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.

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTZ 402Teaching Art I-- K-123
ARTZ 403Teaching Art II-- K-123
DANC 497Methods: Tchng Movmnt in Schls2
or THTR 239A Creative Drama/Dance: K-8
Total Hours8

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.