IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33 *includes FINA H111 & H112
General Education Requirements
A grade of C- or better is required in each course used to satisfy the IPFW general education requirements. FINA H111 & FINA H112 counts in both Art History and General Education courses for B.A. and Art Education, allowing for two more advanced studio courses. If a student decides to enter the B.F.A. degree, FINA H111 & FINA H112 will not count in the General Education area. Two additional A/B courses will be required in the General Education area. No remedial courses that do not count towards a degree are allowed in General Education or General Studies Elective area.
Recommendations, Requirements, Transfers, and Policies
Recommendations Students should schedule classes within the B.A. program under the guidance of the official departmental advisor.
Residence Requirements For a bachelor’s degree, registration in and completion of at least 33 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.
Transfer and Returning Student Credit All studio and art history courses transferred from another institution or former IPFW art programs must be evaluated by appropriate faculty in the Department of Fine Arts program before they may be applied to a major in Fine Arts. See Transfer and Returning Student Credit Review.
Transfer and Returning Student Credit Review Courses in studio art that have been transferred to IPFW from another institution or former IPFW art programs are not counted as part of the Fine Arts major unless they have been reviewed by the Fine Arts faculty. For a review of transferred studio credit, the student should provide the viewer with a portfolio consisting of representative work in each area (e.g. painting, sculpture, etc.) for which the transfer credit is desired. The portfolio should include both studies and finished work and be as encompassing as possible.
Academic Probation/Dismissal Policies
If a student does not meet the university’s GPA standard, they will be notified that they have been placed on academic probation and will be asked to make progress towards meeting campus standards. Department of Fine Arts programs have their own academic standards as stated above. If a student is not meeting these standards, they will be notified and placed on departmental academic probation. If a student does not make positive progress towards meeting the academic standards of the department within twelve (12) credit hours of study, they will be subject to dismissal from the Department of Fine Arts program.