Apr 08, 2020  
2019 Siena Heights University Catalog 
  
2019 Siena Heights University Catalog

Art, B.F.A.


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Course Requirements for Major


Program Requirements: 61 Credit Hours


Art Courses: 28 Credit Hours


Art Core Media Studies: 12 Credit Hours

Choose four (4) of the following (may not be double counted)

Approved Art Studio Concentration Courses: 21 Credit Hours

Choose from Ceramics, Painting & Drawing, Photography, Printmaking & Book Arts or Scupture

Art History Courses: 12 Credit Hours


Cognate Requirements: 12 Credit Hours


  • 3 credit hours
  • Nine hours from: Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Foreign Language (Students may not double count these courses. They must be in addition to the Liberal Arts requirements) 9 credit hours

Total for Major: 82 Credit Hours


Liberal Arts: 22-23 Credit Hours


General Electives: 12-13 Credit Hours


Total for Degree: 120 Credit Hours


Other Requirements


  1. Sculpture that is taken to satisfy foundation requirements may also be counted in the Sculpture or Ceramics concentration.
  2. Drawing that is taken to satisfy foundation requirements may also be counted in the Painting & Drawing concentration.
  3. Digital Concepts that is taken to satisfy foundation requirements may also be counted in the Photography concentration.
  4. All BFA students must successfully complete the Sophomore Critique process beginning in the sophomore year, when admission to the BFA program is determined.
  5. All BFA students must complete the Junior Critique process beginning in the junior year.
  6. All BFA students must complete a one-person exhibition.
  7. Art majors must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all art and art history courses.
  8. Any student wishing to continue in sequential art courses must have earned a grade of “C-” or better in all designated prerequisites.

Transfer Student Requirements

  1. Residency requirements for transfer students in Art:
    1. Transfer students for the BA degree must:
      1. Take a minimum of twelve credit hours in studio at Siena Heights University.
    2. Transfer students for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must:
      1. Take ART 495 Senior Exhibition  and have a one-person show.
      2. Take a minimum of fifteen credit hours in studio at Siena Heights University.
      3. Have a faculty critique before the senior project exhibition.
    3. Transfer student portfolios
      1. Transfer students should present a portfolio of studio work to the Art Department Chair for placement into the correct studio level.

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