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The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in Art at UT Permian Basin is a professional degree designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to become professional artists and to develop the kind of inquiring mind that will lead to continued study at an advanced or professional level in the field. The total semester credit hours required for a BFA in Art is 122. 

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree are required to enter two competitions (local, area, state, national, or international) prior to graduation.

Students who work with two-dimensional art will develop an understanding of and competency in controlling the flat plane through use of the essential elements. Color theory, composition, drawing, design and art history are all tools to be incorporated by the student for the expression and development of personal imagery for the two- dimensional option. More specifically, traditional two-dimensional media, drawing, painting and printmaking will be incorporated with newer materials and technologies as befits the student and the course.

Students who work with three-dimensional art will focus on the areas of materials, processes, and historical structures with attention towards developing a personal vocabulary of form and content for the future. Focusing on the use of tools and materials as a genesis for the creation of objects.

All Art majors will be required to meet the visual arts core or its equivalent.  Those students transferring in who have not met these requirements must do so before taking junior and senior level courses. 

Please Note: The Information provided will be reflected in the 2013-2015 Catalog

Name: ___________________________________
UID: _____________________________________
Email: ___________________________________

Lower Level hours: _________________________
Upper level hours: __________________________
1. It is the student’s responsibility to read the catalog and be familiar with and fulfill all the requirements for the BFA degree.
2. Complete at least 122 sch for the BFA degree.  At least 48 sch must be completed at the junior/senior level, and 24 of the last 30 must be taken at U.T.P.B.
3. At least 30 sch must be taken at UTPB.
4. Obtain at least a C grade in ALL MAJOR courses.  Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or C average in all courses applicable toward the BA degree. 

(Please refer to the catalog for specific course choices to fill the requirements.)
___ ___ English Composition 1301 & 1302 (6 sch)
___ ___ U.S. History 1301 & 1302 (6 sch)
___ ___ Political Science  2305 & 2306 (6 sch)
___ ___ Physical and Life Science (8 sch)
       ___ Literature (3 sch)
       ___ Mathematics (college algebra or above, 3 sch)
       ___ Mathematics (math above college algebra, statistics) (3 sch)
       ___ Visual or Performing Art (3 sch)
       ___ Communication (3 sch)
       ___ Social Science (3 sch)

Freshman and Sophomore Visual Art Core - 27 sch:
Lower Level Courses sch

ARTS 1303 Art History Survey I
ARTS 1304 Art History Survey II
ARTS 1311 Two Dimensional Design
ARTS 1312 Three Dimensional Design
ARTS 1316 Introduction to Drawing
ARTS 2310 Figure Composition I
ARTS 2348 Digital Art
_________ Lower Level Art Elective
_________ Lower Level Art Elective


Upper Level Art Requirements - 51 sch  
_________Sculpture (3sch)
_________Painting (3sch) 
_________Printmaking (3sch)
_________Ceramic (3sch) 
_________Drawing (3sch) 
_________Drawing (3sch)

_________ART Elective_______________________(3sch) 
_________ART Elective_______________________(3sch)  
_________ART Elective_______________________(3sch) 
_________ART Elective_______________________(3sch) 
_________ART Elective_______________________(3sch) 
_________ART Elective_______________________(3sch) 
_________ART 4393 BFA Senior Seminar (3 credits)
_________ Two Art History Courses Before the 20th Century (6 sch)
ARTS 3301 Women Artists I
ARTS 3303 American Art History I
ARTS 4304 History of 19th Century Art 
ARTS 43xx History of Renaissance Art
 ________ Two Art History courses related to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries (6 sch)
ARTS 3302 Women Artists II
ARTS 3304 American Art History II
ARTS 3305 Modern Hispanic Art and Its Foundation
ARTS 4300 Concepts in Modern Art
ARTS 4301 Art since 1940


Two Competition Entries: 
1. ______________________________________ 
2. ______________________________________

ACAT: __________________________________ 


Student’s Signature:                                    
Academic Advisor’s Signature:                       
Faculty Advisor’s Signature: 

Date: _____________________ 
Date: _____________________ 
Date: _____________________