Studio Art(BFA)

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017)

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.

Suggested Four-Year Major Plan worksheet

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2016-2017 academic year.

First Year

Fall Semester Credits
 AR 111 Drawing I 3
 AR 113 2D Design 3
 Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1
 Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3
 Core: MA 112 Concepts of Mathematics 3
 Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3
Total: 16 
Spring Semester Credits
 AR 118 3D Design 3
 AR 204 Color Theory 3
 Core – Social Science 3
 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills(or DR 102, 103, 104) 3
 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Catholic Theology 3
Total: 15

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
AR 250 Sculpture I 1
AR 280 – Painting I 3
AH 212 World Art I 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Total: 16 
Spring Semester Credits
AR 227 Life Drawing I 3
Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
AH 215 World Art II 3
AR 220 Digital Art I 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15 

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
AR 310 Junior Comprehensive 1
 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
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester Credits
 AH 214 Modern Art 3
  Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Enquiry/ Global Awareness/ Catholic & Dominican) 3
 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
 Printmaking Major Elective(AR 233, AR 235 or AR 315) 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
 AR 455 Senior Seminar 2
 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
 AH 303 Contemporary Art 3
 Core: Fine Arts – MU 122, MU 212, MU 220, MU 231 or MU 240 3
Total: 14
Spring Semester Credits
 AR 466 B.F.A. Thesis & Exhibition 4
 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
 Studio Art Major Elective/Concentration** 3
 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
 Core: Social Science 3
Total: 1 6

*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

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

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