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Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Member, Texas Tech University System The Princeton Review - 373 Best Colleges, 2011 Edition

Bachelor of Fine Arts

(Studio Art major – 120 semester hours)

Academic Major
Courses Hours
Art 1321, 1322, 2301, 2302, 2311, 2312, and 2373 21
Art 3313 and 3361 6
Art 3321 or 3322 3
Art 3331 and 3341 (exclusive of specialization) 6
Art (Specialization Area) 24
Other Requirements
Courses Hours
Communication 2301 3
Computer Literacy 3
Computational and Applied Math 2305, Mathematics 1302, 1303, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1333, 1561, 2305, or 2513 3
English 1301, 1302, and one sophomore literature 9
History 1301 and 1302 6
Humanities: (English-an additional sophomore literature, History 2331, 2332, French 2372; German 2372, Philosophy 2301, 2311, 2321, Honors 2305) 3
Mass Media 2321 3
Natural Science (two lab sciences): biology, chemistry, geology, physical science, physics 8
Political Science 2301, and 2302 6
Social Science: Agricultural Economics 1331, Economics, 2300, 2301, 2302, Geography 2301, 2305, Psychology 1303, 2301, Sociology 1303, 2301 3
Electives
Courses Hours
Electives (3-6 elective hours must be advanced to meet the 42 advanced hour requirement) 13

The above professional degree plan meets all core curriculum and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree requirements. The B.F.A. degree with a major in Studio Art requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, a minimum of 42 advanced (junior and senior level) semester credit hours, and a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in residence (24 of which must be at the advanced level). 24 of the last 30 hours required to complete this degree must be taken in residence.


   Specialization Areas

All Bachelor of Fine Arts students are required to select one of the following specialization areas:

Art Generalist
Courses Hours
Art 3312, 3332, 3362 9
Art 3323 or 4321 3
Art 3371 or 3372 3
Art 4341, 4372 6
Advanced Art History 3
Ceramics
Courses Hours
Art 3312, 4371, and 4380 9
Art 3332 (6 SCH with repeat) 6
Art 3333 (6 SCH with repeat) 6
Art 4372 3
Graphic Design
Courses Hours
Art 2372, 3312, 3371, 3372, and 4371 15
Art 4370 (6 SCH with repeat) 6
Art 4372 3
Painting/Drawing
Courses Hours
Art 3312, 3320 6
Art 3321 or 3322* 3
Art 3323, 4321 6
Advanced Art History 3
Art 4324 3
Art 4372 3

*Cannot be repeated if taken in academic major requirements.

Printmaking
Courses Hours
Art 3312 3
Art 3362 (9 SCH with repeat) 9
Art 4362 (6 SCH with repeat) 6
Art 4372 3
Advanced Art History 3
Sculpture
Courses Hours
Art 3311 or 3312 3
Art 4341 (9 SCH with repeat) 9
Art 4342 (6 SCH with repeat) 6
Art 4372 3
Advanced Art History 3