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B.F.A. in Art

The B.F.A. degree prepares students to become professional artists, engage in professions in the arts, or continue studies at the graduate level. The division offers instruction in an integrated studio environment in the following media: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, ceramics and digital/hybrid media. The B.F.A. gives students a sound footing in visual, tactile and conceptual capabilities; knowledge of the history, theory and criticism of art; and a range of skills that can be applied to a number of professions within the arts. To earn a B.F.A. the student is required to take a minimum of 66 hours in the Division of Art.

Declaring your major

Students who are dually admitted to SMU and the Division of Art [see Art Admission Page for application guidelines] must enroll in ASAG 1300,1304, 1308, and 1312 in the first year and then meet with their pre-major advisor in order to declare their B.F.A. in Art major by September 1 of their second year.

Transfer students with 45 or more hours and have completed DISC 1312 should declare their B.F.A. in Art major soon after enrolling at SMU.

Advising and coursework

Once students have declared their B.F.A. in Art major they should set meetings with both the Division of Art Advisor and a Meadows Degree Counselor to review their degree progress.

Students who are dually admitted

Foundations: ASAG 1300, ASAG 1304

and one 1300-level course in ASCE, ASDR, ASIM, ASPH, ASPR, ASPT, or ASSC

Students who were not dually

three 1300-level courses in ASAG, ASCE, ASDR, ASIM, ASPH, ASPR, ASPT, or ASSC (for the student who declares the major in art after taking a number of introductory courses)

Requirements for the Degree Credit Hours
UC/GEC Requirements varies

Foundations:

12

Required Art Courses:

15

Advanced Art Studies:

24

Additional Art Studies:

  • Selected from Division of Art courses at any level

15

Art History:

12

Community Experience: MSA 1001 or 1101 FACE: First-year Community Experience

0

Free Electives (hours vary as needed to meet University residency and degree requirements)

 
  122*

*GEC students are required to complete a minimum of 125 term credit hours, and are exempt from three hours of Perspectives and an additional three hours of either Perspectives or Cultural Formations courses.

Note: All courses in studio art, except lectures and seminars, have a laboratory fee of $30 per credit hour, which is collected by the cashier at the time of enrollment.

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