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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art Major, B.F.A.

Department Information

Department of Art & Design
P.O. Box 70708
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-4247
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/art/

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is considered to be the professional undergraduate degree in visual arts. 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.

After 21 credits in studio art and before 45 credits 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 4915 - Portfolio and Exhibit, Studio Art  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 artwork will be exhibited by the Department of Art and Design in conjunction with the required BFA Capstone Exhibition as proof of student excellence.


Students with 0-59 earned credits:

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

Students with 60 or more earned credits:

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:

Lindsay Rogers
105 Art Annex
Mira Gerard
310 Ball Hall
Andrew Scott Ross
419 Ball Ball
Tema Stauffer
114 Ball Hall
Pat Mink
419 Ball Hall
Sage Perrott
407 Ball Hall
Mindy Herrin
B006 Ball Hall
Travis Graves
109 Art Annex
  Extended Media
Vanessa Mayoraz
209-A1 Campus Center Building

Transfer Students

Transfer students should contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) 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 Travis Graves, Interim Department Chair at gravest@etsu.edu or (423) 439-5296.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 79 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ARTS-BFA  

GPA requirement: Grades in Studio Art and Art History courses applied to the major must be “C” or above. This includes ARTH 2010 

General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Studio Art Major: 79 credits

Studio Art Major Core Requirements: 15 credits

Studio Art Major Requirements: 64 credits

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

Studio Courses

Art History Courses

Three 4000-level courses for 9 credits, including:

No Minor Required

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency Exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

Licensure Certification: Students interested in pursuing a teacher licensure program for certification should contact the advisor in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel Hall, College of Education. Students will major in the subject they wish to teach and minor in Secondary Education.