Studio Arts, B.F.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120-130

Major Hours: 57

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40

Upper-Division Hours Within Major: 33


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B060

Major Requirements

  • A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken within the OU School of Visual Arts. 
  • Admission to degree program after completion of Core I, Core II and 12 credit hours (4 courses) of 2000 level ART courses.  These courses must be completed prior to or during the semester that the student is applying to the BFA 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 (48 hours)
Core Studio Courses, Lower-Division: 18 hours
ART 2313Beginning Drawing3
ART 2743Beginning Printmaking3
ART 2253Beginning Ceramics3
ART 2533Beginning Sculpture: Contemporary3
or ART 2523 Beginning Sculpture: Figurative
ART 2413Beginning Painting3
Choose one ART Studio course (advised)3
Core Studio Courses, Upper-Division: 30 hours (Advised) 1
ART 4883BFA Senior Studio I3
ART 4893BFA Senior Studio II3
ARTC 4943Business of Art: Professional Practice3
Choose 18 additional hours18
ART 4993Senior Experience3
Total Credit Hours57

Major Support Requirements

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

Art History Requirements
A HI 1314Introduction to Art History4
A HI Elective, 2000-level course3
Choose one A HI Upper Division course3
Choose one A HI Upper Division course 13
Electives
Choose 9 hours in ART, ARTC, ATC, and A HI Electives 29
Total Credit Hours22

B.A. students may apply to the B.F.A. Degree after completion of a minimum of 12 hours of lower division ART courses beyond the Core and a faculty portfolio review.

General Education and College Requirements

Courses used to fulfill General Education and/or major requirements may not fulfill electives.

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
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
Free Electives
Choose 6-7 hours6-7
Total Credit Hours41-51

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
MATH (Core I) 3
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
Beginning Language (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours12-17
Second Semester
ART Studio Elective, 2000 or 3000-level course 3
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 3
Beginning Language continued (Core I) 0-5
 Credit Hours12-17
Sophomore
First Semester
Choose three of the following: 9
Beginning Printmaking  
Beginning Drawing  
Beginning Ceramics  
Beginning Painting  
Beginning Sculpture: Contemporary
or Beginning Sculpture: Figurative
 
Natural Science with lab (Core II) 4
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Choose two of the following (from areas not previously taken): 6
Beginning Printmaking  
Beginning Drawing  
Beginning Ceramics  
Beginning Painting  
Beginning Sculpture: Contemporary
or Beginning Sculpture: Figurative
 
A HI 1314 Introduction to Art History 4
Natural Science without lab (Core II) 3-4
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 2-3
 Credit Hours16
Junior
First Semester
ART Core Studio, upper-division 1 3
ART Core Studio, upper-division 1 3
A HI Elective, 2000-level course 3
ART 3143 Core III: Integrated Studio 3
Social Science (Core III) 3
Western Culture (Core IV) 2 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
ART Core Studio, upper-division 1 3
ART Core Studio, upper-division 1 3
A HI Elective, upper-division 3
ART, A HI, ARTC, ATC, DES Elective 3
World Culture, upper-division (Core IV) 2 3
ART, A HI, ARTC Elective, upper-division 3
 Credit Hours18
Senior
First Semester
ART Core Studio, upper-division 1 3
A HI Elective, upper-division 3
ART 4883 BFA Senior Studio I 3
ARTC 4943 Business of Art: Professional Practice 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
ART 4983 Senior Capstone Experience 3
ART 4893 BFA Senior Studio II 3
ART Core Studio, upper-division 1 3
ART, A HI, ARTC, ATC, DES Elective, upper-division 3
Free Elective, lower or upper division 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours120-130