Nov 27, 2022  
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog

Art, B.F.A.


Course Requirements for Major


1. Minimum of 18 credit hours (6 courses) must be in studio art courses at the 100 or Introductory level

2. Completion of at least one ART studio concentration a. Minimum of 6 credit hours in a concentration must be at the 300 – 400 level

3. All BFA students must successfully complete the Sophomore Critique process beginning in the sophomore year, when admission to the BFA program is determined.

4. All BFA students must complete the Junior Critique process beginning in the junior year.

5. All BFA students must complete a one-person exhibition with an oral defense.

6. Art majors must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all ART, ARG (graphic design) and ARH (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.

Program Requirements: 79 Credit Hours


Art Foundation Courses: 12 Credit Hours


Professional Art Practice Courses: 4 Credit Hours


Art History Courses: 12 Credit Hours


Approved Art Studio Concentration Courses: 15 Credit Hours


  • Concentration must include at least 6 credit hours (2 classes) taken at the 300 – 400 level.

Studio Art, Design & Art History Elective Courses: 36 Credit Hours


1. Must include a minimum of 12 credit hours (4 courses) of studio art (ART / ARG) at the 100 or Introductory level. Art Foundations (ART 105, 109, 111, 121) may not double count

2. May include additional art history courses beyond the 12 hours required

3. Only courses in a second studio art concentration or ART/ARG/ARH minor may double count here

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 the Major: 91 Credit Hours


Liberal Arts: 19-20 Credit Hours


General Electives: 9-10 Credit Hours


Total for Degree: 120 Credit Hours


Other Requirements


1. All BFA students must successfully complete the Sophomore Critique process beginning in the sophomore year, when admission to the BFA program is determined.

2. All BFA students must complete the Junior Critique process beginning in the junior year.

3. All BFA students must complete a one-person exhibition with an oral defense.

4. Art majors must earn a grade of “C-” or better in all art and art history courses.

5. 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:

Residency requirements for transfer students in Art:

1. Transfer students for the BA degree must: a. Take a minimum of twelve credit hours in studio ART courses at Siena Heights University.

2. Transfer students for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must:

    a. Take ART 495 Senior Exhibition and have a one-person show.

    b. Take a minimum of fifteen credit hours in studio ART and/or ARG courses at Siena Heights University.

    c. Have a faculty critique before the senior project exhibition.

3. Transfer student portfolios

    a. Transfer students should present a portfolio of studio work to the Art Department Chair for placement into the correct studio level.

Concentrations


  • Completion of 5 courses (15 credit hours) in a designated area (6 hours of which must be at the 300 - 400 level) are required to complete a concentration in the area.

Graphic Design


Printmaking & Book Arts: 15 Credit Hours