Visual Arts and New Media: Sculpture, B.F.A.

Sample Degree Map

The Sculpture, B.F.A. degree is designed to give students a solid background in traditional methods and materials appropriate for three-dimensional expression, as it allows for experimentation within cross-disciplinary concerns. Courses are structured to introduce traditional processes that include modeling, moldmaking, foundry, and welding, as they offer opportunities for the exploration of papermaking, wood working, and many alternative media approaches. The proximity of the ceramic studios has offered many sculpture students an even more comprehensive three-dimensional experience.

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 Foundations of 3D Form and Content 3
ARTH 101 Art in Culture From Prehistory to 1400 3
FF Course 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 340 Methods and Materials 3
ARTS 270 Foundations in Clay 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTH xxx Art History Elective 3
ARTS 241 Figure Modeling 3
ARTS 212 Life Drawing I 3
FF Course 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 321 or 370 3
ARTS xxx Studio Elective 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 333 or 334 3
ARTS 440 3D Objects and Ideas 3
ARTS Studio Elective 3
General Elective 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
 
TOTAL 13

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTS 494 Directed Studio 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 495 Independent Studio Projects 3
ARTS 333 or 334 3
ARTS Studio 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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