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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Art Major, B.F.A. (Studio Art Concentration)


College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Art & Design


Art Major, B.F.A., Program Information


Department of Art & Design
PO Box 70708
Johnson City, TN 37614
423-439-4247

The professional undergraduate degree in the visual arts is the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. This degree allows the student to specialize in a particular area of art or to explore multiple studio areas in order to prepare for a professional career. Grades in Studio Art and Art History courses applied to the major must be “C” or above.

After 21 credit hours in studio art and before 45 hours in art have been completed, the student must successfully complete ARTA 2916 BFA Portfolio Review   The student must pass this review in order to be accepted in the BFA capstone course, ARTA 4916 Portfolio and Exhibit  and to graduate with a BFA degree in art. Students have only two chances to complete the Portfolio Review course.

Students in the BFA program should be aware that the final advanced studio courses should have as the primary goal the production of art work of exhibition quality. Examples of this work will be exhibited by the Department of Art and Design as proof of student excellence in a required senior exhibit. The BFA degree does not have a foreign language requirement, nor does it require a minor due to increased hours in advanced courses in the major.

Advising

Students with 0-59 earned credit hours:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor.  Visit the CASE website (http://www.etsu.edu/cas/case/) or call (423) 439-5602.

Students with 60 or more earned credit hours:

Students who have passed portfolio review may select an advisor by area of emphasis or may work across disciplines and choose any advisor listed below:

Ceramics
Lindsay Rogers
105 Art Annex

Drawing
Andrew Scott Ross
209 Campus Center Building

Fibers
Pat Mink
407 Ball Hall

Metals
Mindy Herrin
B006 Ball Hall

Painting
Mira Gerard
121 Ball Hall

Photography
Mike Smith
106 Ball Hall

Printmaking
Ralph Slatton
307 Ball Hall

Sculpture
Travis Graves
109 Art Annex

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in Studio Art should contact the department for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

For general information about the department or courses, contact Mira Gerard, Chair [gerard@etsu.edu; (423) 439-4247].

General Program Information


To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements established by ETSU, by the East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees, by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels outlined in the following list:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120


General Education Requirements: 41 - 42 Credit Hours


Listed below are the categories and courses specified under East Tennessee State University Board of Trustees General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, only those courses are listed under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.
 

Communication


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition


Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication


Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts


9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.

History


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences


8 credits, consisting of two of the following (some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture):

(Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences must select 8 credit hours in a SINGLE laboratory science. Please see listing in College of Arts and Sciences B.S. Degree Requirements for options.)

Mathematics


3 - 4 credits, consisting of one of the following:

  • MATH 1530 - Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus (3 credits)
  • MATH 1840 - Analytic Geometry and Differential Calculus (3 credits)
  • MATH 1910 - Calculus I (4 credits)
  • Note:

    Students will enroll in the appropriate general education math course during their first calendar year of enrollment at ETSU. Students required to complete learning support in mathematics must enroll in a learning support-designated section (L01-L99) of MATH 1530  during their first 15 hours at ETSU (not including summer) unless they are also required to complete learning support in reading or writing. Students needing learning support in reading or writing in addition to learning support in math should enroll in MATH 1530-Lxx immediately upon completing their other learning support requirements. Additional information may be found on the University Advisement Center website www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/

Art Major


Art Major Requirements: 15 Credit Hours


BFA Requirements: 64 Credit Hours


Courses to be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Studio courses:


Art History:


Three 4000-level courses, including:

Minor: no minor required


Additional Information


Click here to view the Art Major, BFA, Suggested Course Sequence .