Art, Technology & Culture, B.F.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120-130

Major Hours: 48

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 30


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B063

Major Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Visual Arts. Portfolio Review is required for admission to the program.

Core Curriculum - Core Courses (9 hours)
ART 1033Core Studio I: Surface3
ART 1043Core Studio II: Space and Time3
ART 3143Core III: Integrated Studio3
Area of Specialization Art, Technology & Culture (39 hours)
Lower-Division Specialization (Art, Technology, and Culture)
ATC 2823Space - Introductory Studio Practice3
ATC 2853Image - Introductory Studio Practice3
ATC 2873Time - Introductory Studio Practice3
ARTC 2813Introduction to Visual Culture and Media Literacy3
Upper-Division Specialization21
Choose 2 semesters with change of topic in the following:6
BFA Studio
Total Credit Hours48

Major Support Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the School of Visual Arts.

Art History (13 hours)
A HI Lower Division
A HI 1314Introduction to Art History4
A HI Elective, 2000-level3
A HI Upper Division
Choose one A HI Upper Division course 13
Choose one A HI Upper Division course3
Additional Requirement (21 hours)
Choose one of the following (including 6 hours in upper-division courses):21
Additional OU School of Visual Arts Electives 2
Approved Minor
Approved Emphasis in Area of Study outside OUSVA
Total Credit Hours34

General Education and College Requirements

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student's major. Courses graded S/U or P/NP will not apply. 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

Courses taken to fulfill the upper-division General Education outside the major rule may not be chosen from A HI, ARTC, or the crosslisted equivalent course.

Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language
This requirement is not mandatory if the student successfully completed 2 years of the same language in high school - 2 courses (Core I)0-10
Mathematics
Choose one course (Core I)3
Core Area II: Natural Science
Choose two courses from different disciplines; one must include a laboratory7-8
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities
Artistic Forms
Will be satisfied in Art History Requirements0
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course3
World Culture
Choose one course3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course3
Advised Electives
Choose advised electives to bring total applicable hours to 120-130 13-4
Total Credit Hours38-48

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

At least 30 hours of upper-division Art credit must be earned in residence as a declared major. This plan of study should not be used in lieu of academic advisement.  Unless otherwise stated on the degree sheet, the College of Fine Arts does not permit coursework to fulfill more than one degree requirement.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ART 1033 Core Studio I: Surface 3
ART 1043 Core Studio II: Space and Time 3
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH (Core I) 3
Beginning Language (Core I) 0-5
Social Science (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours15-20
Second Semester
ATC 2823 Space - Introductory Studio Practice 3
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
Western Culture (Core IV) 1 3
Beginning Language continued (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours15-20
Sophomore
First Semester
A HI 1314 Introduction to Art History 4
ATC 2853 Image - Introductory Studio Practice 3
ATC 2873 Time - Introductory Studio Practice 3
ART/ATC Specialization Elective, Upper Division 3
Natural Science without lab (Core II) 3-4
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
A HI Elective, 2000-level course 3
Major Support Elective 3
ARTC 2813 Introduction to Visual Culture and Media Literacy 3
ART/ATC Specialization Elective, Upper Division 3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
 Credit Hours15
Junior
First Semester
ART 3143 Core III: Integrated Studio 3
ART/ATC Specialization Elective, Upper Division 3
ART/ATC Specialization Elective, Upper Division 3
A HI Elective, upper-division 3
Natural Science with lab (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ART/ATC Specialization Elective, Upper Division 3
ART/ATC Specialization Elective, Upper Division 3
ART/ATC Specialization Elective, Upper Division 3
A HI Elective, upper-division 2 3
World Culture (Core IV) 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
ATC 4863 BFA Studio 3
Major Support Elective 3
Major Support Elective 3
Major Support Elective 3
Advised Elective, lower- or upper-division 3 3-4
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Semester
ATC 4863 BFA Studio 3
Major Support Elective 3
Major Support Elective, upper-division 3
Major Support Elective, upper-division 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120-130