Major in Visual Arts Studies

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see an adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BFA with a Major in Visual Arts Studies (.pdf)

BFA with a Major in Visual Arts Studies

Note: The order of semesters and summer terms has been changed from the print version to accommodate the one-column format of HTML publishing. A conventional Four-Year Plan is available in the .pdf file.

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 1200, Art Appreciation 3

ART 1440, Design I 3

ART 1500, Drawing I 3

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

Laboratory Science9 4

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 2100, Beginning Figure Drawing 3

ART 2350, Art History Survey I2 3

COMM 1010, Introduction to Communication 3

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186531 3

Wellness5 2-3

Total 17-18

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 3850, Materials and Processes I28 3

ART 3855, Elementary Art Curriculum Development and Implementation25, 28 3

EDSE 3830, Teaching/Learning Process and Evaluation24, 25 3

Art Elective (advanced) 3

Fine Arts Elective (to be selected from Art, Music or Theatre Arts) 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 4890, Criticism and Aesthetics in the Visual Arts 3

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

EDRE 4820, All-Levels Basic Developmental Reading23 3

Advanced Art Elective 3

Free Elective 1-2

Total 13-14

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 1450, Design II 3

ART 1510, Drawing II 3

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

MATH 1100, College Algebra 3

Laboratory Science9 4

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 2360, Art History Survey II3 3

ART 2700, Ceramics, or ART 2820, Metalsmithing, or ART 2950, Weaving I 3

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186531 3

MATH 2090, Structure and Application of the Number System 3

Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 3860, Materials and Processes II29 3

ART 3865, Secondary Art Curriculum Development and Implementation25, 29 3

ART 3900, Printmaking: Etching, or ART 3920, Printmaking: Screen Printing, or ART 3950, Printmaking: Lithography, or ART 3970, Printmaking: Relief Print and Monotype 3

EDEE 3310, Child Growth and Development24, 25 3

Advanced Art History 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
EDEE 4105, Student Teaching Elementary School25 3

EDSE 4108, Student Teaching Secondary School25 3

Total 6

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SUMMER I HOURS
ART 2750, Sculpture I 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

Total 6

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SUMMER II HOURS
ART 2300, or 2310, Beginning Painting 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Total 6

JUNIOR YEAR

SUMMER I HOURS
Free Elective 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values9 3

Total 6

JUNIOR YEAR

SUMMER II HOURS
CECS 1100, Introduction to Computer Science 3

Advanced Art History 3

Total 6

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. See Visual Arts notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Note:

36 hours of art must be taken at UNT.

42 hours must be advanced (including 24 advanced hours of art); 24 of the 42 hours must be taken at UNT.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

Supplemental Information for BFA with a Major in Visual Arts Studies

Visual Arts Studies courses must be completed in sequence:

1. ART 3850, Materials and Processes I, must be taken concurrently with ART 3855, Elementary Art Curriculum and Implementation. Prior to enrollment, student must pass all aspects of the TASP and complete core courses with a 2.75 GPA.

2. ART 3860, Materials and Processes II, must be taken concurrently with ART 3865, Secondary Art, Curriculum Development and Implementation. Prerequisite(s): ART 3850, 3855.

3. ART 4890, Criticism and Aesthetics. Prerequisite(s): ART 3850, 3855, 3860, 3865. ART 4890 is the capstone course for Visual Arts Studies. It must be completed prior to student teaching; no special problems courses will be substituted. If the final review is unsatisfactory, the student will receive a grade of F or I and graduation will be delayed.

It is the student's responsibility after completion of 60 semester hours to meet the following requirements:

1. TASP.

2. Application for admission to Teacher Education (junior status, complete core courses with 2.75 UNT GPA, 2.75 overall GPA).

3. Application for degree plan after completion of 60 hours.

4. Application for student teaching.

5. Application for graduation.

6. ExCET test (final assessment in art and professional development [education]).

7. Application for certification.

Additional information regarding education courses and teacher certification is available in the Office of Student Services in Matthews Hall, Room 105.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree must meet the following requirements:

1. Completion of a minimum of 128 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced; 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.

2. Major of 36 hours in art in a prescribed field; 18 hours (including 12 advanced) must be completed at UNT.

3. Minor of 18 hours, of which 6 must be advanced, from a field outside the School of Visual Arts. Minors are chosen with faculty advisers for selected majors. For some majors, the minor is specified.

4. Completion of requirements for the bachelor's degree listed in the Academics section of this catalog, including University Core Curriculum requirements outlined in this section. Two hours (maximum) of wellness will count toward the degree.

5. A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only grades of C or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.

6. Transfer course work to be substituted for required art courses must be approved by a student's faculty adviser during the degree plan process.

7. Completion of 6 hours of foreign language at the sophomore level.

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