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Bachelor of Fine Arts: Fine Arts: Curriculum

University Requirements
​RequirementCredits
​ENGL110 ​Critical Reading and Writing(minimum grade C-)​3
​First Year Experience (FYE)​0-4
​University Breadth Requirement​12
​Discovery Learning Experience (DLE)​3
​Multi-cultural Courses (MCC)​3
College Requirements
​Requirement​Credits
Writing: (minimum grade C-)

A second writing course involving significant writing experience including two papers with a combined minimum of 3,000 words to be submitted for extended faculty critique of both composition and content. This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours. Appropriate writing courses are normally designated in the semester's Registration Booklet. (See list of courses approved for second writing requirement)
​3
​Mathematics (one of the following)​0-4
​MATH 113​Contemporary Mathematics (designed for students who do not intend to continue the study of mathematics)
​MATH 127​Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (designed for students who do not intend to continue the study of mathematics)
​MATH 114​College Mathematics and Statistics (designed for students who do not intend to continue the study of mathematics
​MATH 115​Pre-Calculus (designed for students who intend to continue the study of mathematics)
​MATH 221​Calculus I (designed for students who intend to continue the study of mathematics)
​MATH 241​Analytic Geometry and Calculus A (designed for students who intend to continue the study of mathematics) or Successful performance on the college proficiency exam. (0 credits awarded)
College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements

The College Breadth requirements are in addition to the University Breadth requirement. Up to 3 credits from each of the University Breadth Requirement categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy these College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements

Group A Creative Arts and Humanities. Nine credits representing at least two areas.

Group B History and Cultural Change. Nine credits representing at least two areas.

Group C Social and Behavioral Sciences. Nine credits representing at least two areas.

Group D Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology. A minimum of seven credits representing at least two areas including a minimum of one course with an associated laboratory.

If the grade earned is sufficient, a course may be applied toward more than one requirement (e.g., breadth and major requirements), but the credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation. If all but one course in a group has been taken in one department or program, a course cross-listed with that program will not satisfy the distribution requirement.

Major Requirements

NOTE: The BFA degree requires 79 credit hours minimum of art courses and 86 credit hours maximum. All grades in art courses must be C- or better.

Freshman Foundation RequirementsCredits
ART 204Media/Design/Culture3
ART 209Core Design3
ART 218Colloquium (1 Fall & 1 Spring)2
ART 235Core Drawing3
ART 236Core Painting3
ART 284Core Photography3
ART 295Core Ceramics3
Total Freshman Foundation20
Sophomore Foundation RequirementsCredits
ART 205Core Interactive Media3
ART 208Core Typography3
ART 218Colloquium (1 Fall & 1 Spring)2
ART 245Core Printmaking3
ART 255Core Sculpture3
ART 265Core 3D Modeling3
ART 285Core Moving Images3
Total Sophomore Foundation20
Junior Year RequirementsCredits
ART 315Issues in Contemporary Art3
ART 416Junior Seminar3
Art Electives (see below)12
Total Junior Year18
Senior Year RequirementsCredits
ART 417BFA Exhibition0
ART 419Senior Studio3
Art Electives (see below)18
Total Senior Year21
ART Electives (minimum grade C-)Credits
ART215 Seeing and Being3
ART 230Figure Drawing3
ART 246Screenprinting3
ART 289Documentary Photography3
ART 307Interaction Design3
ART 309Book Arts3
ART 310Photographic Design3
ART 312Illustration Methods3
ART 317Printmaking Strategies3
ART 318Applied Design Visits3
ART 319Applied Design Topics3
ART 322Advertising Design Methods3
ART 324The Art of Social Change3
ART 326Experimental Animation3
ART 327Expanded Printmaking3
ART 331Intermediate Painting3
ART 334Figure Painting3
ART 335Drawing Approaches3
ART 341Etching3
ART 343Lithography3
ART 344Digital Printmaking3
ART 346Letterpress Printing3
ART 350Sculpture Processes & Techniques3
ART 370Special Topics3
ART 382 Alternative Photo Processes3
ART 384Photographic Strategies3
ART 385Moving Image Production3
ART 386Lighting Studio3
ART 390Ceramics-Wheel Throwing & Firing3
ART 391Ceramics-Time Based Approach3
ART 393Expanded Ceramic Processes3
ART 406Artist's Machine3
ART 407Topics in Art & Technology3
ART 432Painting Studio3
ART 440Printmaking Studio3
ART 450Sculpture Studio3
ART 470Special Topics3
ART 481Photo & Video Studio3
  

TOTAL BFA/FINE ARTS MINIMUM DEGREE CREDITS79

Art History Requirement

Of the total credits required for the degree, 12 credits must be of Art History, or 9 credits of Art History and 3 credits of ART315 Issues in Contemporary Art.

Total Art History Requirement​12
Electives

After required courses are completed sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

TOTALS

TOTAL BFA/FINE ARTS MINIMUM DEGREE CREDITS79​
CREDITS TO TOTAL A MINIMUM OF​124

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  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2244
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