Drawing and Painting, B.F.A.

Sample Degree Map

The Drawing and Painting, B.F.A. degree is structured in theoretical readings and in studio assignments that investigate color theory, form, mass, line and composition. Upper level drawing and painting courses stress the discovery of individual aesthetic choices and accessing the inner world of creative imagination and feeling as students explore their own artistic goals. All drawing and painting courses are organized to include technical and aesthetic information while allowing and encouraging students to create thoughtful and personally significant work.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ART 100 Visual Concepts 3
ARTS 102 Foundations in 2D Form and Content 3
ARTS 105 Foundations in Drawing 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 221, 222 or 225 3
ARTS 240 or 270 3
ARTH 101 Art in Culture From Prehistory to 1400 3
ARTS 214 Drawing & Painting I 3
FF Course 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTH 102 Art in Culture From 1400 to the Present 3
ARTS 212 Life Drawing I 3
ARTS 314 Drawing & Painting II 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTH Art History Elective 3
ARTS 315 Drawing and Painting III 3
ARTS xxx Studio Elective 3
ARTS 312 Life Drawing II 3
FF Course 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
TOTAL 16

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTH xxx Art History Elective 3
ARTS xxx Studio Elective 3
ARTS 415 Drawing and Painting IV 3
FF Course 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
 
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 494 Directed Studio Projects 3
ARTS 241 Figure Modeling 3
ARTS Studio Elective 3
FF Course 3
General Elective 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
TOTAL 16

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 495 Independent Studio Projects 3
ARTS Studio Elective 3
ARTS Studio Elective 3
General Elective 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
 
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTS Studio Elective 3
ARTS Studio Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTS 400 Senior Seminar 1
TOTAL 14

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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