Studio Art(BFA)

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University 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 2013-2014 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 204 Color Theory 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(or DR 102, 103, 104) 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
AR 280 – Painting I 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 220 Digital Art I 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 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

Art Department Credit Check Sheet

B.F.A. Art Concentration: Studio Arts (2013)

 

Foundational Core/37 Credits B.F.A. Major/76 Credits
Course CR Course CR
 Communications  3  Required Art Core   26
 CO 230 Communication Skills 
  or DR 102, 103, 104
   AR 111 Drawing I  
 English  AR 113 2D Design  
 (1) Lit Course    AR 118 3D Design  
Music   AR 204 Color Theory  
 MU 122 Language of Music, MU 220,240,250    AR 220 Digital Art I  
 History  3  AR 227 Life Drawing  
HI 101 Roots of the West, HI 102 The Shaping 
of the West
   AR 250 Sculpture I  
Modern Language   AR 280 Painting I  
 AS/SP/IT/FR    AR 455 Senior Seminar (2 credits)  2
 Mathematics  ART HISTORY 9 
 MA 112 Concepts of Math (or placement)    AH 212 World Art I  
 Philosophy 3  AH 215 World Art II  
 PH 102 Intro to Philosophy    AH 214 Modern Art  
 Science 3  2 courses in area of concentration** 
 Biological or Physical Science    AR  
 Freshman Seminar 1   AR 3  
 FS 189 Freshman Seminar    Outcomes Assessment
 Social Science(any two) 6   AR 310 Jr. Comprehensive  1
 PS 150 Gen Psych I, PO 125, BU 101 SO 101

 

   AR 466 Senior Thesis (2 credit)  4
 Intro to Soc, AN 225, EN/AN 140*     B.F.A Sequence studio 9
 Theology  AR 229 Digital Photography I  
 TH 102 Introduction to Catholic Theology    AR 3xx Printmaking  
 Writing 3  AH 303 Contemporary Art  
 EN 111 College Writing or EN120 ESL CompAdv II   Area of Concentration   12
     AR  
Enriched Core/(9 Credits)      AR  
Catholic & Dominican Tradition  3   AR  
     AR  
Global Awareness & Cultural Understanding 3 5 Additional Studio Classes*   15
     AR  
Ethical and Inquiry & Application  3  AR  
     AR  
     AR 3  
     AR 3  
     * 2 must be above 200 level  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                           TOTAL CREDITS_______(122)

 

5 Year Course Rotation for Art History Fall 2013-Spring 2018

 

 Fall 2013  Spring 2014
 AH 212 World Art I  AH 215 World Art II
 AH 206 Design History  AH 214 Modern Art
 AH 3xx Art History Elective  AH 3xx Art History Elective
 AH 122 Language of World Art (5 sections total)  AH 122 Language of World Art (1 Section Writing Intensive)
(5 sections total)
 AH 122 Language of World Art (online)  AH 122 Language of World Art (online)
   
 Fall 2014  Spring 2015
 AH 212 World Art I  AH 215 World Art II
 AH 303 Contemporary Art  AH 214 Modern Art
 AH 3xx Art History Elective  AH 3xx Art History Elective
 AH 122 Language of World Art (5 sections total)  AH 122 Language of World Art (1 Section Writing Intensive) (5 sections total)
 AH 122 Language of World Art (online)  AH 122 Language of World Art (online)
 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
 AH 212 World Art I  AH 215 World Art II
 AH 206 Design History  AH 214 Modern Art
 AH 3xx Art History Elective  AH 3xx Art History Elective
 AH 122 Language of World Art (5 sections total)  AH 122 Language of World Art (1 Section Writing Intensive)
(5 sections total)
 AH 122 Language of World Art (online)  AH 122 Language of World Art (online)
   
 Fall 2016  Spring 2017
 AH 212 World Art I  AH 215 World Art II
 AH 303 Contemporary Art  AH 214 Modern Art
 AH 3xx Art History Elective  AH 3xx Art History Elective
 AH 122 Language of World Art (5 sections total)  AH 122 Language of World Art (1 Section Writing Intensive) (5 sections total)
 AH 122 Language of World Art (online)  AH 122 Language of World Art (online)
 Fall 2017  Spring 2018
 AH 212 World Art I  AH 215 World Art II
 AH 206 Design History  AH 214 Modern Art
 AH 3xx Art History Elective  AH 3xx Art History Elective
 AH 122 Language of World Art (5 sections total)  AH 122 Language of World Art (1 Section Writing Intensive) (5 sections total)
 AH 122 Language of World Art (online)  AH 122 Language of World Art (online)

 

5-Year Studio Art Course Cycle Fall 2013 – Spring 2018

 Fall 2013  Spring 2014
 Drawing I  3D Design
 2D Design  Color Theory
 Painting I  Digital Art I
 Sculpture I & II   Life Drawing
 Typography I & II  Computer Illustration
 Senior Seminar  Intermediate/Adv. Painting
 Art Elective  Web Design I & II
 Digital Imaging I & II  Art Elective
 Junior Comprehensive  BA/BFA Exhibit
 (3D Design as needed)  Drawing I (as needed)
 Digital Photography I & II  2D Design (as needed)
   Junior Comprehensive (as needed)
 Fall 2014  Spring 2015
 Drawing I  3D Design
 2D Design  Color Theory
 Painting I  Digital Art I
 Sculpture I & II   Life Drawing
 Typography I & II  Graphic Design I & II
 Senior Seminar  Printmaking
 Art Elective  Web Design I & II
 Digital Imaging I & II  Art Elective
 Junior Comprehensive  BA/BFA Exhibit
 Advanced Portfolio Design  Drawing I (as needed)
 Ceramics I&II  2D Design (as needed)
 Digital Photography I & II  Junior Comprehensive (as needed)
 Fall 2015  Spring 2016
 Drawing I  3D Design
 2D Design  Color Theory
 Painting I  Digital Art I
 Sculpture I & II   Life Drawing
 Typography I & II  Computer Illustration
 Senior Seminar  Intermediate/Adv. Painting
 Art Elective  Web Design I & II
 Digital Imaging I & II  Art Elective
 Junior Comprehensive  BA/BFA Exhibit
 (3D Design as needed)  Drawing I (as needed)
   2D Design (as needed)
   Junior Comprehensive (as needed)
 Fall 2016  Spring 2017
 Drawing I  3D Design
 2D Design  Color Theory
 Painting I  Digital Art I
 Sculpture I & II   Life Drawing
 Typography I & II  Graphic Design I & II
 Senior Seminar  Printmaking
 Art Elective  Web Design I & II
 Digital Imaging I & II  Art Elective
 Junior Comprehensive  BA/BFA Exhibit
 (3D Design as needed)  Drawing I (as needed)
 Ceramics I&II  2D Design (as needed)
   Junior Comprehensive (as needed)
 Fall 2017  Spring 2018
 Drawing I  3D Design
 2D Design  Color Theory
 Painting I  Digital Art I
 Sculpture I & II   Life Drawing
 Typography I & II  Computer Illustration
 Senior Seminar  Intermediate/Adv. Painting
 Art Elective  Web Design I & II
 Digital Imaging I & II  Art Elective
 Junior Comprehensive  BA/BFA Exhibit
 (3D Design as needed)  Drawing I (as needed)
 Advanced Portfolio Design  2D Design (as needed)
   Junior Comprehensive (as needed)

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