Bachelor of Fine Arts

Access an assessment plan for this program at: http://www.cis.unr.edu/ecatalog/assess/2008/FineArt_Bachelors_Plan.pdf

Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates must gain acceptance to the major determined by application to the department of art after completion of 60 credit hours overall. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 credits in Studio Art and 9 credits in Art History. Candidates must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average in art courses to gain acceptance to the major. Applicants may be submitted no earlier than the end of the student's second year of full-time study.

Entrance to the program is determined via a review of full application. Detailed attention will be given to portfolio materials. Department faculty will conduct the application and portfolio review.

Bachelor of Fine Art students are admitted in fall semester only. The departmental deadline for application is February 18. The department website gives specific admission, application, and degree requirements at http://www.unr.edu/art/

  1. UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS (36-41 credit)
    1. English (3-6 credits)
      1. ENG 101--Composition I (3 credits)
      2. ENG 102--Composition II (3 credits)
      3. NOTE: Students who place in ENG 102 are not required to complete ENG 101.
    2. Mathematics (3-6 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Mathematics" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog (3-6 credits)
    3. Natural Sciences (6-8 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Natural Sciences" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (6-8 credits)
    4. Social Sciences (3 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Social Sciences" section of the Core Curriculum in this catalog. (3 credits)
    5. Fine Arts (3 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Fine Arts" section of the Core Curriculum section in this catalog. (3 credits)
    6. Core Humanities (9 credits)
      1. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
      2. CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
      3. CH 203--American Experience and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
    7. Capstone Courses (6 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Capstone" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (6 credits)
    8. Diversity (3 credits)
      1. Refer to the "Diversity" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (3 credits)
  2. ADDITIONAL COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS (0 credits)
      1. Bachelor of Fine Arts majors are not required to take the College Liberal Arts foreign language, social sciences and humanities requirements.
  3. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (66 credits)
    1. ART 100--Visual Foundations (3 credits)
    2. ART 101--Drawing (3 credits)
    3. ART 260R--Survey of Art History I (3 credits)
    4. ART 261--Survey of Art History II (3 credits)
    5. One additional art history course (3 credits)
    6. ART 365--Contemporary Art (3 credits)
    7. Studio art courses (30 credits)
    8. Intermedia Studio courses (6 credits)
      1. Choose two of the following:
        ART 342R--Digital Photography
        ART 403R--Problems in Drawing 
        ART 404R--Art in Public Places 
        ART 413--Problems in Ceramics 
        ART 414--Book Arts 
        ART 417R--Problems in Sculpture
        ART 426--Problems in Printmaking
        ART 433--Problems in Painting
        ART 440--Problems in Photography
        ART 441--Seminar in Art and Technology
        ART 442--Intermedia
        ART 454--Problems in Digital Media
    9. ART 498--Seminar in Visual Arts (6 credits)
    10. ART 499--BFA Thesis Project (6 credits)
  4. MINOR REQUIREMENTS (18-21 credit)
  5. ELECTIVES (0-8 credits)
  6. TOTAL CREDITS (128 credits)
    1. Forty-two or more credits must be numbered above 300
  7. RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE
    1. First Year--Fall Semester
      1. ENG* (3 credits)
      2. MATH* (3-5 credits)
      3. Core Social Science (3 credits)
      4. ART 100--Visual Foundations (3 credits)
      5. ART 260R--Survey of Art History I (3 credits)
      6. TOTAL (15-17 credits)
      7. *Note: English and Math course placement is based on test scores. Please consult the current class schedule.
    1. First Year--Spring Semester
      1. ENG 102--Composition II* (3 credits)
      2. Core Natural Science (3 credits)
      3. College Breadth Requirement (100-200 level) (3 credits)
      4. ART 101--Drawing (3 credits)
      5. Art Major Concentration Class I (Part C) (3 credits)
      6. ART 261--Survey of Art History II (3 credits)
      7. TOTAL (18 credits)
    2. Second Year--Fall Semester
      1. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
      2. Core Natural Science A (3-5 credits)
      3. College Breadth Requirement (100-200 level) (3 credits)
      4. Art Major Concentration Class II (Part C) (3 credits)
      5. Core Diversity Course (100-200 level) (3 credits)
      6. TOTAL (15-17 credits)
    3. Second Year--Spring Semester
      1. CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
      2. Art Major Concentration Class III (Part C) (3 credits)
      3. Required Art History Course (3 credits)
      4. Elective (3 credits)
      5. Minor (3 credits)
      6. TOTAL (15 credits)
    4. Third Year--Fall Semester
      1. CH 203--American Experience and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
      2. Art Major Concentration Class IV (Part C) (3 credits)
      3. ART 498--Seminar in the Visual Arts (3 credits)
      4. ART 365--Contemporary Art (3 credits)
      5. Minor (3 credits)
      6. TOTAL (15 credits)
    5. Third Year--Spring Semester
      1. Art Major Concentration Class V (Part C) (3 credits)
      2. ART 442--Intermedia Studio (3 credits)
      3. Minor (3 credits)
      4. Minor (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      5. Elective (3 credits)
      6. TOTAL (15 credits)
    6. Fourth Year--Fall Semester
      1. Art Major Concentration Class VI (Part C) (3 credits)
      2. ART 498--Seminar in the Visual Arts (3 credits)
      3. ART 499--BFA Thesis (3 credits)
      4. Capstone Course (3 credits)
      5. Minor (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      6. Elective (3 credits)
      7. TOTAL (18 credits)
    7. Fourth Year--Spring Semester
      1. Art Major Concentration Class VII (Part C) (3 credits)
      2. ART 442--Intermedia Studio) (3 credits)
      3. ART 499--BFA Thesis (3 credits)
      4. Minor (300-400 level (3 credits)
      5. Capstone Course (3 credits)
      6. TOTAL (15 credits)