2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Studio Art, BFA

To earn the BFA in studio art, students must complete the requirements outlined below and choose a concentration in ceramics, new media, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture.

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hours minimum)

Core curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Art Requirements

Studio Courses (36 hours)

ARST 10103Drawing I

3

ARST 10113Drawing II

3

ARST 10123Design and Color

3

ARST 10133Three Dimensional Design

3

ARST 20143Painting

3

 

ARST 20163Printmaking (Etching)

3

OR

ARST 20173Printmaking (Lithography)

3

OR

ARST 20183Printmaking (Screenprinting)

3

 

ARST 20213Ceramics

3

ARST 20243Sculpture

3

ARST 20503Video Art: Beginning New Media

3

ARST 20743Photography

3

ARST 21103Life Studies

3

ARST 30903Seminar in Art Professions

3

Art History (15 hours)

ARHI 10043Introduction to Art History

3

In addition to ARHI 10043, it is recommended that all studio art majors take one pre-modern, one non-western and two modern/contemporary art history courses.

Studio Area Concentration (21 hours)

Senior Exhibition (3 hours)

ARST 40893Senior Art Exhibition

3

Art Elective (3 hours)

General Electives (if needed to equal 124 hours)

Suggested Courses for Freshman Year

Fall (15 hours)

TCU Core Curriculum (6 hours)

WCO Written Communication

3

NSC Natural Sciences

3

Art Courses (6 hours)

ARST 10103Drawing I

3

 

ARST 10123Design and Color

3

OR

ARST 10133Three Dimensional Design

3

Art History Course (3 hours)

ARHI 10043Introduction to Art History

3

Spring (15 hours)

TCU Core Curriculum (6 hours)

RT Religious Traditions

3

NSC Natural Sciences

Art Courses (6 hours)

ARST 10113Drawing II

3

 

ARST 10123Design and Color

3

OR

ARST 10133Three Dimensional Design

3

Art History Course (3 hours)

ARHI any 20000 level art history course

3