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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Arts, B.F.A

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The BFA degree is offered for students who seek focused, undergraduate professional education in studio practice. There are degree concentrations in ceramics, photography and digital art & design, painting and drawing, and sculpture. The program prepares students to become open, resourceful, critical, and independent thinkers, capable of successfully conceiving, articulating, and resolving their own visual problems, and equally capable of successfully viewing, appreciating, and contemplating the work of others. They will be engaged and active artists producing work that encompasses theoretical and practical knowledge.

Students who intend to pursue professional careers in art and design or who plan to pursue graduate study culminating in the MFA degree are encouraged to seek admission to the BFA program.

Program Requirements

The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University’s Core curriculum) required for the major: 75.

Upper Level Art History Requirements (9 credits)

  • Three ARH 300- or 400-level Art History courses

Concentration Requirements

Choose one concentration and the associated sequence of courses:

Ceramics Concentration Requirements (15 credits)

Photography and Digital Art & Design Concentration Requirements (18 credits)

Painting and Drawing Concentration Requirements (15 credits)

Sculpture Concentration Requirements (15 credits)

Internship Requirement (3 credits)

Senior Seminar and Exhibition Requirement (3 credits)

The BFA senior exhibition requirement must be completed while enrolled in ART 401 - Senior Seminar in Studio Art .

Elective Studio Courses (18-21 credits to meet total of 75 credits)

  • Any 200-, 300-, or 400-level ART courses

USM Core Requirements

The USM Core Curriculum is a coherent, integrative, and rigorous liberal education that enables our graduates to be world-minded, intentional, life-long learners and captures your general education degree requirements. 

Please Note: Core requirements may be part of your major and/or minor, and Core may have been fulfilled with transfer credit. Please consult your MaineStreet Degree Progress Report (DPR) and review your degree progress with your Advisor.  For additional information, access the USM Core webpage.

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