Program Requirements

Hours: 62

The B.F.A. in Fine Arts includes concentrations in: Ceramics, Drawing, Fabric Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture (which includes Metalcraft & Jewelry and Hot Glass). It is designed for the student interested in becoming a professional artist. It is sequenced for the undergraduate student to focus on one area for later graduate study leading toward an M.F.A. in that same area.

(Areas of concentration are: Ceramics, Drawing, Fabric Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture)

Major Courses - 59 hours

ART 100Art & Design Foundation Seminar (1) A

ART 101Foundation Drawing I (3) A/CAM

ART 102Foundation Drawing II (3) A/CAM

ART 103Design Foundation I (3) A/CAM

ART 106Design Foundation II (3) A/CAM

ART 110Foundation Portfolio Review (0)

ART 121World Art (3) A/CAM

ART 231Modern Art (3) A

ART 281Photography I (3) A/CAM

ART 301Figure Drawing (3-4) A

ART 302Advanced Drawing (3) A

ART 330Art History: Art Criticism (3) A

ART 400Senior Art Seminar: Capstone (1) CAP

ART 495Thesis (3)

Additional Major Requirements:

  • ART Choose four courses in an Area of concentration (12)

  • ART Choose one course in Art History (3)

  • ART Choose two additional courses in Art History or Art Studio (6)

  • ART 395: Choose one Pre-Thesis Independent Study (area of concentration) (3)

Cognate Course - 3 hours

PHI 285Philosophy of Art (3) P

Minimum grade of C in all major/cognate courses.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the art, art education or fine arts majors will:

  • engage in the creative art making process, using imagery, methods and media to express and communicate ideas, feelings, experiences and aspirations.
  • understand the formal, technical and expressive aspects in visual artworks, using critical skills to describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate such works.
  • understand and appreciate the historical, social and cultural contexts of the arts and artists in societies past and present, while being equipped to enter the dialogue.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***