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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Fine Arts (B.F.A.)


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Program: B.F.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/

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program is designed for exceptional students who are interested in pursuing a professional career in the field of fine arts. They must have demonstrated superior ability and motivation in a particular studio art discipline. Students within the B.F.A. program can concentrate in ceramics, metals, drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. This intensive studio experience will amount to an extra year beyond the B.A. program for most B.F.A. majors. All students in the fine arts program start as B.F.A. candidates and then petition for formal entrance into the B.F.A. program after the completion of 200-level requirements. Each student is subject to a portfolio review, judgment of grades, and a personal interview with faculty for admission into the B.F.A. program. Students may not enroll in any FINA courses 300 or higher unless above requirements are met. All B.F.A. students must maintain a 3.0 GPA within the content field (see below)

Admission

Students must meet the requirements of IPFW (see Part 7)

Components: Credits
I. General Education       33
II. Content Field       90
    Total   123

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 Credits: 90


Students must complete a minimum of 75 credit hours in studio and 15 credit hours in FINA art history classes for the B.F.A.

Art History Credits: 15


  • Three additional FINA 300 level or above art history classes Credits: 9

The following courses must be taken within the first four semesters of the program

300/400-level studio concentration Credits: 21


  • 400-level classes can be repeated to fulfill requirement

200/300/400 Electives Credits: 15


  • Classes can be in either FINA or VCD

Senior Project Credits: 6


Total Credits: 123


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