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Art Major, BFA


This program offers an intensive curriculum in studio art that prepares students for a rewarding career in art or design, or advanced study in the field. Students receive a broad introduction to the studio arts through a sequence of introductory courses in different media, followed by elective courses (at least half of them intermediate/advanced practice-based ones).  If a concentration is desired, students choose from the following: Film/Video Production; Painting/Drawing; Photography; Digital/Graphic Design; Interior Design; or Sculpture.

University Core Curriculum – (44-55)

ART 102 – Art History Ancient Through Gothic, required of BFA Fine Art majors, satisfies 3 Core credits in Area of Knowledge II or IV.

Major Requirements – (60)

Required Major Courses: (30 credits)

ART 103Art History: Renaissance through Modern Art

3 credits

ART 130Sculpture I

3 credits

ART 140Drawing I

3 credits

ART 145Painting I

3 credits

ART 153Introduction to Photography

3 credits

ART 164Principles of Design

3 credits

ART 167Printmaking I

3 credits

ART 1693D Design

3 credits

ART 186Digital Design I

3 credits

ART 241Drawing II

3 credits

One Contemporary, Modern Art History, or Film Course: (3 credits)

ART 205Contemporary Art History

3 credits

ART 214Art History: Modern Art

3 credits

ART 245Art History: History of Photography

3 credits

FSS 202History of Film

3 credits

FSS 203The Art of Film

3 credits

One Non-Western Art History Course: (3 credits)

ART 217Art History: Latin American Art

3 credits

ART 218Art History: African Art

3 credits

ART 220Art History: Aspects of Asian Art

3 credits

Required Major Electives: (24 credits)

Eight advisor-approved intermediate and advanced courses in of the following media concentrations: Painting/Drawing, Photography, Digital Design, Sculpture/3D Design, Video & Time-Based Media, or Interior Design

Open Electives – (1-12)

Includes ART 102 if not taken for University Core credit.

Total Credit Hours: 128

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To begin the application process you may either apply online or download our application for
undergraduate admission. Follow all steps (pay the $50 application fee, write an essay, send
transcripts, recommendations, and standardized test scores) and submit your application.

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Pace admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.