Bachelor of Fine Arts

Recommended for students who wish to prepare for a professional career in the studio arts or graphic design, to satisfy entrance requirements for graduate art studio programs or to become art teachers (Art Education (K-12) emphasis). Students completing the fine arts major and the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements will earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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General Education Requirements

See College of Letters & Science – Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) planning sheets at UARC for general education requirements.

  • Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum
  • Completion of an Emphasis in one of four areas

Areas of Emphasis

2D Studio Art

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum

Required Core Courses:

    • Art Studio Foundation Courses:  Art 102Q1 or 111, 112, and 114
    • Art History Foundation Courses: Art 209 and 210
    • Required Courses:  Art 142, 234, three upper level Art History courses (308, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 482), 483, and 490

Required 2D Emphasis Courses: 30 credits required, with 12 credits from one of the following 2D areas and 3 credits from three of the other areas, and 9 credits electives

    • Drawing: 204, 304, 334, 404, 434
    • Painting: 241, 275, 341, 375, 441, 475
    • Photography: 245, 345, 445
    • Printmaking: 259, 260, 359, 360, 459, 460, 461
    • Special Topics: 305

3D Contrast Courses: Select 12 cr. from at least three of the following 3D areas

    • Art Metals: 263, 363
    • Ceramics: 271, 371
    • Woodworking: 252, 352
    • Sculpture: 267, 367
    • Digital Arts: 285, 286, 287, 385, 386, 387
    • Special Topics: 306

Advanced Electives: Select 6 cr. from any 300-level or above studio art courses, may include up to 3 cr. of Art History (Art 354, 355, 356 do not apply)

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

3D Studio Art

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum

Required Core Courses:

    • Art Studio Foundation Courses:  Art 102Q1 or 111, 112, and 114
    • Art History Foundation Courses: Art 209 and 210
    • Required Courses:  Art 142, 234, three upper level Art History courses (308, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 482), 483, and 490

Required 3D Emphasis Courses: 30 cr. required, with 12 cr. from one of the following 3D areas and 3 cr. from three other areas, and 9 cr. electives

    • Art Metals: 263, 363, 463
    • Ceramics: 271, 371, 471
    • Woodworking: 252, 352, 452
    • Sculpture: 267, 367, 467
    • Special Topics: 306

2D Contrast Courses: Select 12 credits from at least three of the following 2D areas

    • Drawing: 204, 304, 334
    • Painting: 241, 275, 341, 375
    • Photography: 245, 345
    • Printmaking: 259, 260, 359, 360
    • Digital Arts: 285, 286, 287, 385, 386, 387

Advanced Electives: Select 6 credits from any 300-level or above studio art courses, may include up to 3 credits of Art History (Art 354, 355, 356 do not apply)

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

Graphic Design

Required Units (crs.): 82 minimum

Required Core Courses:

    • Art Studio Foundation Courses:  Art 102Q1 or 111, 112, and 114
    • Art History Foundation Courses: 209 and 210
    • Required Courses:  Art 142, three upper level Art History courses (308, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 482), and 490

Required Design Emphasis Courses: Art 238, 239, 336, 338, 438, & 442

Studio Art Electives (15 cr.) to be selected from:

2D Studio Courses:

    • Drawing: 204, 234, 304, 334, 404, 434
    • Painting: 241, 275, 341, 375, 441, 475
    • Photography: 245, 345, 445
    • Printmaking: 259, 260, 359, 360, 459, 460

3D Studio Courses:

    • Art Metals: 263, 363, 463
    • Ceramics: 271, 371, 471
    • Woodworking: 252, 352, 452
    • Sculpture: 267, 367, 467

Digital Arts:

    • Art 285, 286, 287, 385, 386, 387, 488

Advanced Design Electives (12 cr.):  Art 309, 342, 436, 437, 438, 439, 444, 481

Advanced Studio/Design Electives (9 cr.):  Art 304, 305, 306, 309, 330, 334, 341, 342, 345, 352, 359, 360, 363, 367, 371, 375, 385, 386, 387, 404, 434, 436, 437, 438, 439, 441, 443, 444, 445, 452, 459, 460, 461, 463, 467, 471, 475, 481, 488, 491

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated with the exception of Art 442.

Art Education

See College of Education – Secondary Education planning sheets at UARC for additional requirements and general education:

Required Units from Art (crs.): 66 minimum

Required Core Courses:

    • Art Studio Foundation Courses:  Art 102Q1 or 111, 112, and 114
    • Art History Foundation Courses: Art 209 and 210
    • Required Courses:  Art 142, 234, and three upper level Art History courses (308, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 482)

Art Education Courses: 253*, 354*, and 356*

    • *Clinical in Teaching: Secondary Education (14) 366 is taken for 1 credit concurrently with Art 253, 354, and 356

2D Studio Courses: 12 cr. required, 6 cr. from one area and 6 cr. from two other areas

    • Drawing: 204, 304, 334, 404, 434
    • Painting: 241, 275, 341, 375, 441, 475
    • Photography: 245, 345, 445
    • Printmaking: 259, 260, 359, 360, 459, 460
    • Special Topics: 305
    • Digital Arts: 285, 286, 287, 385, 386, 387

3D Studio Courses: 12 cr. required, 6 cr. from one area and 6 cr. from two other areas

    • Art Metals: 263, 363, 463
    • Ceramics: 271, 371, 471
    • Woodworking: 252, 352, 452
    • Sculpture: 267, 367, 467
    • Special Topics: 306
    • Digital Arts: 285, 286, 287, 385, 386, 387

Art Electives: 3 cr.  All except 101, 105, 120Q2, 203, 355

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

Post-Foundation Portfolio Review

All fine arts majors (BFA) and art majors (BA/BS) are required to take a Post-Foundation Portfolio Review (PFPR). The review will take place after completion of the studio foundation courses (Art 102Q1 or 111, 112, 114). Passing the portfolio review is required to enroll in 400-level art courses and graduate with a degree in Art.

The Post-Foundation Portfolio Review occurs on the third Friday at the beginning of each semester. An informational meeting will be held a week before the review for participants and anyone interested in learning more about the portfolio review process.

Please check the bulletin boards on the second floor of the Arts and Communications Center for updates and current participant lists.  Please contact the art department if you believe you should be taking the PFPR but are not on our list.  It is the student's responsibility to make sure they are on the list.

Department of Art

artdepartment@uwosh.edu
Main: (920) 424-2222  |  Gallery Office: (920) 424-2235
Arts and Communication Center 325
926 Woodland Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901