Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Fine Arts BFA - Painting Concentration - Program Requirements


202 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6010
(HEGIS: 10.01 FINE ARTS-GENERAL, CIP: 50.0702 Fine/Studio Arts, General)

Completing the Fine Arts BFA - Painting Concentration Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in art courses.

Academic Advice

The student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to remain in good standing in the Art B.F.A 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 2.5 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 2.5 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

VS 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism
ART 105 2D Concepts
ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals
ART 120 3D Concepts
ART 140 Time-based Concepts

Required Courses

For Major:
ART 105 2D Concepts
ART 120 3D Concepts
ART 111 Drawing fundamentals
ART 140 Time-based Concepts
ART 207 Drawing I: Perception, Space, Illusion
ART 494 Senior Thesis Project I and II
VS 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics, and Criticism
VS 200 Department of Art Speaker Series (3 times)
VS 260 Visual Theory, Aesthetics and Criticism II

Two of the following:
AHI 101 Survey of Art History I: Egypt to Renaissance
AHI 102 Survey of Art History II: Italian Renaissance to Contemporary
AHI 103 Survey of Art History III

For Concentration:
ART 208 Drawing II: Material and Mark-Making or any 200 level print media course
ART 211 Basic Painting
ART 212 Painting Processes
ART 216 Pictorial Structure
ART 223 Figure Drawing I or ART 307 Thematic Drawing
ART 229 Introduction to Sculpture I
ART 311 Alternative Painting Strategies
ART 312 Individual Painting Exploration
Six studio art electives (suggested: ART 316 Cross Cultural Painting/Bricolage)
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 3.20 for “with distinction”; 3.50 for “with high distinction”; and 3.75 for “with highest distinction.”

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major81
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum40
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 121
Published: August 16, 2018 09:19:24 AM