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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Fine Arts (B.A.)


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Program: B.A.
Department of Visual Arts/Fine Arts Program
School of Visual and Performing Arts

Visual Arts Building 117 ~ 260-481-6705 ~ www.ipfw.edu/vpa/

This program is based on the humanist tradition of developing an
artistic awareness through visual expression. It is designed to
enable students to see, formulate, and articulate concepts through
the manipulation of form and materials. This art-making practice is
through several studio art disciplines offered at IPFW. They are
ceramics, metals, drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. The
IPFW B.A. program is a broad-based liberal arts degree with wideranging
interest in and outside of the fine arts. Students can choose
to concentrate in a specific art discipline, or may explore a wide
range of artistic disciplines.

Components Credits
I. General Education       33
II. Content Field       57-69
III. General Liberal Arts       21-33
    Total   123

Admission to B.A. Program with a Major in Fine Arts

To earn the B.A., you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 7) and the School of Visual and Performing Arts (see Part 3). Students within the fine arts B.A. must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA within the Content Field (see below).

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33


Area I Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 9


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3

Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • (Fine arts majors may not use any FINA-prefixed courses to fulfill this requirement)

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • (Fine arts majors may not use any FINA-prefixed courses to fulfill this requirement)

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

School of Visual and Performing Arts Requirements


II. Content Field:


Students must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours in studio art and at least 9 credit hours in FINA art history classes including the following:

  • 200/300/400 Studio Electives Credits: 24–36

Note


Select at least eight additional, but no more than twelve, studio art classes (24–36 credits) at the 200/300/400 level. At least three classes (15 credits) in studio courses must be at the 300 level or above. Of these, up to four classes can be in VCD unless permission from your advisor is given to include more. All classes should be selected in consultation with your advisor and approved by the chair of fine arts.

Art History Credits: 9


  • Art History Elective, 300 or 400 Level (FINA classes)

The following classes must be taken within the first four semesters of the B.A. program

Additional Courses Credits: 21-33


III. General Liberal Arts


A minimum of seven additional, but no more than eleven, liberal arts courses (21–33 credits) are needed to fulfill the B.A. requirements. An option of pursuing a minor in an outside field is encouraged within these credits.

Residence Requirements: For a bachelor’s degree, registration in and completion of at least 32 credits of resident course credit at the 200 level or above, including at least 15 credits at the 300 level or above, in courses applicable to the major

Transferred Credit: All studio art and art history courses transferred from another institution or campus must be evaluated by an appropriate faculty member in the Fine Arts Program before they may be applied to a major in fine arts. See Transfer Credit.

Limit on Fine Arts Credit Hours: A maximum of 60 credit hours of studio art fine art courses and a minimum of 48 credit hours of studio art fine art courses will count toward the 123 required for the B.A.

Total Credits: 123


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