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2018 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2018 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.F.A.


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Course Requirements for Major


Program Requirements: 64 Credit Hours


Art Courses


Core Media Studies: 12 Credit Hours

Choose four (4) of the following (may not be double counted)
Approved Art Studio Conc. Courses: 21 Credit Hours

(Two courses must be at the 400 level) (Choose from Ceramics, Digital Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking/Book Arts, or Sculpture/Metalsmithing)

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: 88 Credit Hours


Liberal Arts: 22-23 Credit Hours


General Electives: 9-10 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/Ceramics concentration.
  2. Drawing that is taken to satisfy foundation requirements may also be counted in the Painting and Drawing concentration.
  3. Digital Concepts that is taken to satisfy foundation requirements may also be counted in the Digital Media concentration.
  4. All Art students must successfully complete the Faculty Critique process beginning in the sophomore year.
  5. All Bachelor of Fine Arts students must complete a one-person exhibition.
  6. Art majors must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all art and art history courses.
  7. 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 Bachelor of Arts 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 and complete a Siena Heights library skills assessment.

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