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Fine Arts BFA - General Studio Concentration - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 10.01 FINE ARTS-GENERAL, CIP: 50.0702 Fine/Studio Arts, General)

Completing the Fine Arts BFA - General Studio Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.500 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.500 in art courses.

Academic Advice

The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.500 to remain in good standing in the Art BFA program. If students drop below this GPA, they will be placed on department probation and given a semester to improve their standing. Students who do not improve will be dismissed from the Art Program. To graduate, a minimum GPA of 2.500 is compulsory in all courses required for the BFA degree, including art history and studio art courses.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students accepted to UB must have a minimum GPA of 2.500 to be eligible to apply and be accepted by the art degree programs in the Department of Art.

When a student transfers from another institution, their coursework must be equivalent to UB art courses. Transfer credits are applied toward the department's degree requirements toward the art major.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Residency Requirement

A student must complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours (the equivalent of one full year of study) at the University at Buffalo in order to earn a degree from the university. The following forms of credit may not be used to fulfill the residency requirement: transfer work, proficiency exams, Advanced Placement, military training, study abroad, cross-registration, international baccalaureate credit and experiential learning.

Prerequisite Courses

ART 105 2D Concepts or ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals
ART 120 3D Concepts or ART 140 Time Based Concepts
ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism
ART 200 Department of Art Speaker Series

Required Courses

For Major:
ART 200 Department of Art Speaker Series (taken twice, only offered in fall semesters)
ART 105 2D Concept
ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals
ART 120 3D Concepts
ART 140 Time-based Concepts
ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism
ART 207 Drawing I: Perception, Space, Illusion
ART 260 Visual Theory, Aesthetics and Criticism II
ART 494 F Senior Thesis Project 1 (taken in Fall of final year)
ART 494 S Senior Thesis Project 2 (taken in Spring of final year)

Required Art History Courses:
AHI 101 Survey of Art History I: Egypt to Renaissance
AHI 102 Survey of Art History II: Italian Renaissance to Contemporary

For Concentration:
Four 200-level Studio Art Electives
Four 300-level Studio Art Electives
Two 300- or 400-level Studio Art Electives
Two 400-level Studio Art Electives
One AHI elective

Departmental Honors Requirements

A minimum of 50% of credits for the major or minor program must be completed at UB. The university requires a minimum of 3.200 for “with distinction”; 3.500 for “with high distinction”; and 3.750 for “with highest distinction.”

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Fine Arts BFA - General Studio Concentration degree
Credits Required for Major74
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 40
Additional Credits Required for Electives6
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: May 26, 2020 15:54:28