May 20, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Computer Art, Graphic Design, or Photography (B.F.A.)


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Program: B.F.A.
Department of Visual Arts, VCD Program
School of Visual and Performing Arts

Visual Arts Building 213 ~ 260-481-6709 ~ www.ipfw.edu/vpa

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program includes general education, art/design history, visual art, and design studio courses and offers concentrations in computer art, graphic design, and photography.

Students are eligible for admission to the B.F.A. major after (1) completing 45 credits of study with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher and a grade of C or better in each VCD course and (2) receiving approval for admission by the faculty after a portfolio review. A student may not enroll in any course numbered 300 or above until these criteria are met.

Admission

The student must meet the requirements of IPFW. Admission to the Department of Visual Arts does not confer acceptance to the B.F.A. major. Newly admitted students are assigned to either a pre-B.F.A. or A.S. program. Later acceptance to the B.F.A. area of concentration is dependent upon satisfying the requirements of a portfolio review.

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 course 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

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area VII—Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Art/Design History Credits: 12


  • Credits in art/design history courses numbered 300 or above: 6

Area of Concentration: Studio and Electives Credits: 75


Senior Project Credits: 6


Majors must complete a senior project in the elected area of concentration. This two-semester course requires of the student a project incorporating an in-depth study and exploration of an artistic endeavor. The senior project culminates in a B.F.A. thesis exhibition that is judged by the faculty and reviewed by the public. An artist’s statement and project description is a requirement of the exhibition installation.

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