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  Jul 24, 2017
 
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Art, B.F.A.


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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. Applications 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 15. The department website gives specific admission, application, and degree requirements at http://www.unr.edu/art/

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (36-46 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

B. Mathematics (3-6 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Refer to the “Fine Arts” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


Refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

H. Diversity (3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional College Requirements (0 units)


Bachelor of Fine Arts majors are not required to take the College Liberal Arts foreign language and breadth requirements.

III. Major Requirements (66 units)


B. Selected Courses


  • One additional art history course (3 units)
  • Studio art courses (30 units)
  • Intermedia Studio courses (6 units)

Note(s):


NOTE: In addition to the two semesters of ART 442  (Intermedia Studio) required of all BFA candidates, candidates who take more than four semesters to complete this program are required to take ART 442  each additional semester until graduation.

IV. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


V. Electives (0-8 units)


VI. Total Units (128 units)


Forty-two or more units must be numbered 300 - 499.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (15-17 units)


Spring Semester (18 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15-17 units)


  • CH 201 - Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Natural Science A (3-5 units)
  • College Breadth Requirement (100-200 level) (3 units)
  • Art Major Emphasis Class II (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Diversity (100-200 level) (3 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)


  • CH 202 - The Modern World (3 units)
  • Art Major Emphasis Class III (3 units)
  • Required Art History Course (3 units)
  • General Elective (3 units)
  • Minor (3 units)

C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


  • Art Major Emphasis Class V (3 units)
  • ART 442 - Intermedia (3 units)
  • Minor (3 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • General Elective (3 units)

D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (18 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


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