Required Foundation Courses (15 Credits)
ARS100Drawing: Visual Thinking I 3
ARS101Drawing: Visual Thinking II 3
ARS102Design: Color3
ARS103Design: Form3
ARS112Art Seminar 3
Art History Courses (12 Credits)
ARH201Art of the Western World I 3
ARH202Art of the Western World II 3
Select two of the following:6
Modern Art, 1900-1970
Contemporary Art, 1970 to the Present.
ARH3XX
Art History Elective
ARH4XX
Art History Elective
Required Senior Seminar (3 Credits)
ARS490BFA Seminar3
Required Program Courses (33 Credits)
ARS240Basic Painting 3
ARS301Thematic Drawing3
ARS303Figure Drawing3
ARS305Advanced Drawing 3
ARS305Advanced Drawing 3
or ARS400 Drawing Projects
ARS343Intermediate Painting 3
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Painting
Water Media/Collage
Advanced Painting
ARS345Advanced Painting 3
ARS403Contemporary Ideas in Painting 3
ARS441Senior Studio in Painting I 3
ARS442Senior Studio in Painting II 3
Required Cognate Courses (6 Credits)
Select any 200 or 300 level studio course, 2-dimensional 13
Select any 200 or 300 level studio course, 3-dimensional3
Studio Electives (12 Credits)
Select 12 credits of studio electives12
Total Credits81

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
ARS102 Design: Color 3
ARS112 Art Seminar 3
ARH201 Art of the Western World I 3
ARS100 Drawing: Visual Thinking I 3
 Credits15
Spring
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH) 3
ARH202 Art of the Western World II (ART) 3
ARS101 Drawing: Visual Thinking II 3
ARS103 Design: Form (ART) 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Fall
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
ARS240 Basic Painting 3
ARS301 Thematic Drawing 3
Cognate Course - 2D or 3D 3
 Credits15
Spring
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
Cognate Course - 2D or 3D 3
ARS343 Intermediate Painting 3
ARS303 Figure Drawing 3
 Credits15
Year 3
Fall
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
ARS345 Advanced Painting 3
Studio Elective 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
Art History 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
Studio Elective 3
ARS305 Advanced Drawing 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
ARS403 Contemporary Ideas in Painting 3
ARS345 Advanced Painting 3
 Credits15
Year 4
Fall
ARS400 Drawing Projects 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Art History 1 3
Studio Elective 3
ARS441 Senior Studio in Painting I 3
 Credits15
Spring
ARS490 BFA Seminar 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Studio Elective 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
ARS442 Senior Studio in Painting II 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120