Studio Art (BFA)

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell College students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2012-2013 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
AR 111 Drawing I 3 AR 118 3D Design 3
AR 113 2D Design 3 AR 280 Painting I 3
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & EN 120 by placement) 3 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills 3
Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics 3 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
       
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
AR 250 Sculpture I 3 AR 227 Life Drawing I 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
AH 212 World Art I 3 AH 215 World Art II 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 AR 204 Color Theory 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx 3 AR 220 Digital Art I 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
AR 310 Junior Comprehensive 1 AH 214 Modern Art 3
AR 229 Photography I 3 Core: Social Science 3
Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
Core: HI 101 Roots of the West orHI 102 The Shaping of the West 3 Printmaking Major Elective(AR 233, AR 235 or AR 315) 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15

 

 

 

 

Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
AR 455 Senior Seminar 2 AR 466 B.F.A. Thesis & Exhibition 4
Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
AH 303 Contemporary Art 3 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: Fine Arts – MU 122, MU 220 or MU 240 3 Core: Social Science 3
Total: 14 Total: 16

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.

**Students must complete nine additional studio courses; four courses must be in their area of concentration and five courses may be studio electives (two of the five studio electives must be 300-level or above).

Total Credits Required (minimum): 121 credits
GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C


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