Undergraduate Degree - Studio Art - Bachelor of Fine Arts

Program:
Studio Art - Bachelor of Fine Arts
Program Code:
0556 Studio Art
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Start Term:
FQ76
Department:
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Undergraduate Programs
Studio Art - Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program with a major in studio art is a professional studio art program. Its emphasis is for students anticipating careers in the practice of art or design, or for students planning on graduate study in either field.

Admission

Students enrolled at Michigan State University are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art if they:

  1. have completed or are currently enrolled in all of their distribution requirements and;
  2. are in their second semester or later at Michigan State University or equivalent standing at another university, and have not yet earned their 30th credit in studio art.

To apply, students must submit an application consistent with the process outlined by the department. Applications will include a portfolio of artwork produced in studio art course work taken to date at Michigan State University. Exceptions will be considered for transfer students. Applications are due by the end of the eighth week of the spring semester and decisions will be made in time for annual enrollment. Fall semester applications will be reviewed as warranted. Oral interviews may be requested. Students denied admission may reapply one additional time.

For further information, visit www.art.msu.edu.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the  Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Studio Art major is met by completing Studio Art 492.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. (1) below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                 
    a. The following Studio Art courses (65 to 68 credits):
      (1) All of the following courses:  Studio Art 110, 112, 113, 114, 300 or 391, 492, and 492A (18 credits).
        The completion of Studio Art 492 satisfies the capstone course requirement for the Studio Art major.
      (2) Four of the following courses including at least one course from each of the following three areas(12 credits):
        Two-Dimentional Area
        Painting: Studio Art 320
        Printmaking: Studio Art 330, 335
        Three-Dimensional Area
        Ceramics: Studio Art 340, 345
        Sculpture: Studio Art 350, 351, 354, 355
        Electronic Art and Intermedia and Photography Area
        Photography: Studio Art 370
        Electronic Art and Intermedia: Studio Art 380
      (3) A first concentration of at least 6 courses (including reenrollments) in one of the following subdisciplines including one concurrent enrollment in a corresponding Studio Art Senior Project course or an approved internship for at least 3 credits (18 to 22 credits): 
        Ceramics:  Studio Art 340, 345, 440, 491C.
        Electronic Art and Intermedia: Studio Art 380, 384, 385, 480, 491I.
        Painting:  Studio Art 320, 325, 420, 491A.
        Photography:  Studio Art 370, 375, 472,  474, 475, 491F.
        Printmaking:  Studio Art 330, 335, 439, 491B.
        Sculpture:  Studio Art 350, 351, 354, 355, 450, 491D.
        Studio Art Senior Project courses and Internships:
        Ceramics: Studio Art 440S.
        Electronic Art and Intermedia: Studio Art 480S.
        Painting: Studio Art 420S.
        Photography: Studio Art 472S, 474S, 475S.
        Printmaking: Studio Art 439S.
        Sculpture: Studio Art 450S.
        Studio Art: Studio Art 491S, 493A.
      (4) A second concentration of two Studio Art courses in one subdiscipline other than the one that was used to satisfy requirement 3. a. (3) above (6 to 8 credits).
      (5) Studio Art electives:  Additional credits in Studio Art courses at the 300–400 level as needed to meet the requirement of at least 65, but not more than 68, credits in courses in the major.
    b. Art History and Visual Culture:  Four courses including the following (12 to 14 credits):
      (1) History of Art 101 and 102 (6 credits).
      (2) At least one course that includes the post-World War II period. History of Art 240, 252, 261, 450, 452, 474 or other applicable History of Art courses approved by the advisor (3 or 4 credits).
      (3) One additional course in History of Art at the 200 or 400-level (3 or 4 credits).
    A course that is listed in requirements 3.a.(2) and (3) may be counted toward both of those requirements.

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Studio Art, BFA (0556)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses
Conditions:
University IAH211 or higher: No credits from Excluded HA courses in Requirement(s) 4

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Studio Art BFA - Drawing
Major - Studio Art BFA - Drawing: 1 course from STA110

Requirement 12: Major - Studio Art BFA - Art and Design
Major - Studio Art BFA - Art and Design: 1 course from STA112

Requirement 13: Major - Studio Art BFA - Color and Design
Major - Studio Art BFA - Color and Design: 1 course from STA113

Requirement 14: Major - Studio Art BFA - 3D Form
Major - Studio Art BFA - 3D Form: 1 course from STA114

Requirement 15: Major - Studio Art BFA - Intermediate Drawing
Major - Studio Art BFA - Intermediate Drawing: 1 course from STA300, STA391

Requirement 16: Major - Studio Art BFA - Capstone
Major - Studio Art BFA - Capstone: 1 course from STA492

Requirement 17: Major - Studio Art BFA - Exhibition
Major - Studio Art BFA - Exhibition: 1 course from STA492A

Requirement 18: Major - Studio Art BFA - Area Disciplines
Major - Studio Art BFA - Area Disciplines: A total 3 courses
Three-dimensional Area: At least 1 course from STA340, STA345, STA350, STA351, STA354, STA355
Two-dimensional Area: At least 1 course from STA320, STA330, STA335
Electronic Art and Intermedia, and Design Area: At least 1 course from STA360, STA365, STA370, STA380

Requirement 19: Major - Studio Art BFA - Subdisciplines
Major - Studio Art BFA - Subdisciplines: The required number of courses from 4 of the following sets of courses
1 course from STA330, STA335
1 course from STA320
1 course from STA340, STA345
1 course from STA350, STA351, STA354, STA355
1 course from STA360, STA365
1 course from STA370
1 course from STA380

Requirement 20: Major - Studio Art BFA - Concentration
Major - Studio Art BFA - Concentration: A total 5 courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Ceramics: Ceramics -STA340, STA345, STA440, STA491C
Painting: Painting -STA320, STA325, STA420, STA491A
Photography: Photography -STA370, STA375, STA472, STA474, STA475, STA491F
Printmaking: Printmaking -STA430, STA435, STA439, STA491B
Sculpture: Sculpture -STA350, STA351, STA354, STA355, STA450, STA491D
Electronic Art and Intermedia, and Design Area: Electronic Art and Intermedia, and Design Area -STA380, STA384, STA385, STA480, STA491I
Graphic design: Graphic design -STA360, STA365, STA460, STA462, STA465, STA466, STA467, STA468, STA491E, STA494

Requirement 21: Major - Studio Art BFA - Concentration - Senior Project
Major - Studio Art BFA - Concentration - Senior Project: A total 1 course from 1 of the following sets of courses
Ceramics: Ceramics -STA440S
Graphic design: Graphic design -STA493
Painting: Painting -STA420S
Photography: Photography -STA472S, STA474S, STA475S
Printmaking: Printmaking -STA439S
Sculpture: Sculpture -STA450S
Electronic Art and Intermedia, and Design Area: Electronic Art and Intermedia, and Design Area -STA480S

Requirement 22: Major - Studio Art BFA - 2nd Concentration
Major - Studio Art BFA - 2nd Concentration: A total 2 courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Ceramics: Ceramics -STA340, STA345, STA440, STA491C
Painting: Painting -STA320, STA325, STA420, STA491A
Photography: Photography -STA370, STA375, STA472, STA474, STA475, STA491F
Printmaking: Printmaking -STA330, STA335, STA439, STA491B
Sculpture: Sculpture -STA350, STA351, STA354, STA355, STA450, STA491D
Electronic Art and Intermedia, and Design Area: Electronic Art and Intermedia, and Design Area -STA380, STA384, STA385, STA480, STA491I
Graphic design: Graphic design -STA360, STA365, STA460, STA462, STA465, STA466, STA467, STA468, STA491E, STA494

Requirement 23: Major - Studio Art BFA - Portfolio Review
Major - Studio Art BFA - Portfolio Review: 1 course from Passed Portfolio Review. Students with an intended BFA in Studio Art must have completed or are currently enrolled in all distribution requirements & in their 2nd semester or later at MSU or equivalent, and not yet earned their 30th credit in STA.

Requirement 24: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 65 credits from Studio Art courses.

Requirement 25: College - Arts and Letters - Art History and Visual Culture Cognate
College - Arts and Letters - Art History and Visual Culture Cognate: A total 4 courses
At least 2 courses from HA101, HA102
At least 1 course from HA240, HA261, HA450, HA452, HA474, HA252
At least 1 course from additional History of Art Courses

Requirement 26: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 27: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 28: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.