BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS: Studio Emphasis
85 required credit hours
12 general education credit hours
31 elective credit hours
ART 1010 Creative Strategies – 3 hrs
ART 1110 Introduction to Drawing – 3 hrs
ART 1120 Principles of Drawing – 3 hrs
DESN 1210 Design Concepts – 3 hrs
DESN 1220 Design: 3D – 3 hrs
ART 2110 Figure Drawing – 3 hrs
ART 2120 Intermediate Drawing – 3 hrs
ART 4020 Visual Arts Seminar – 3 hrs
ARHS 2200 Current Art – 3 hrs
ARHS 2210 Introduction to the History of Western – 3 hrs
ARHS 2320 Introduction to Asian Art (or an approved substitution in non-Western art) – 3 hrs
ART 2900 Art Major Acceptance Review – 0 hrs
ART 3900 B.F.A. Review – 0 hrs
ART 4110, 4120 Drawing: Advanced – 3 hrs
ART 3110 Conceptual Drawing – 3 hrs
Professional electives from:
ART 2020 Studio Seminar – 3 hrs
MNGT 3600 Management in the Arts – 3 hrs
PHIL 3120 Philosophy and Art – 3 hrs
RELG 2400 Religion and the Arts – 3 hrs
Students in the B.F.A. program are expected to fulfill the same core requirements as for the B.A. in studio art, including Major Acceptance Review. In addition, candidates for the B.F.A. must designate a specific studio area of emphasis and earn a minimum of 18 credit hours in that area. When the studio area is drawing, it is necessary to earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in that studio area. By specializing, many B.F.A. students plan to continue their education in a graduate art program after leaving Webster University. B.F.A. students must have a minimum distribution of one course from each studio area, in addition to their studio emphasis. B.F.A. students are also required to complete additional art history requirements and a B.F.A. Thesis and Thesis Exhibition. The thesis is written during the last semester of the senior year in the student’s area of emphasis, and the Thesis Exhibition should be presented during the Spring semester prior to graduation.
Students pursuing a B.F.A. must petition the Art Faculty for candidacy into the B.F.A. program a year prior to graduation. Students must apply for candidacy by completing a B.F.A. Candidacy form, and then participating in the B.F.A. Review. Students must also include a written statement with candidacy form declaring intentions to petition for B.F.A. candidacy. The B.F.A. review is scheduled during the Fall semester only (usually the last Friday of September). Work presented in the B.F.A. review should include a portfolio selection of specialized work from the intended area of emphasis. After the portfolio and application are reviewed by the Art Department faculty, students receive either written notification of acceptance, or a recommendation to continue pursuing a B.A. track.
A degree audit form can be obtained from the Art Office. The degree audit details all credits/coursework required to successfully attain the B.F.A. with a Studio Emphasis. B.F.A.: Studio majors should use this degree audit to track their degree requirements, and record all completed coursework.
Transfer students seeking a B.F.A. must take at least 24 studio credit hours (a minimum of 6 credit hours must be in drawing) at Webster University. Transfer students seeking a B.F.A. with an emphasis in drawing must take a minimum of 18 credit hours in drawing at Webster University.