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2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Studio Arts, BFA


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About the Program

The Fine Arts undergraduate program allows students to customize their studies. The Fine Arts program offers five areas of concentration for undergraduate majors: Ceramics, Drawing & Illustration, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Painting & Printmaking, and Textiles. Students choose from an exciting range of courses in these disciplines as well as mixed media, computer art, alternative processes, life drawing, sculpture and art history.  The program provides a solid multidisciplinary foundation of conceptual and technical skills and emphasizes self-exploration and individual expression.

Fine Arts is housed in Yue-Kong Pao Hall, Purdue’s state-of-the-art facility for the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. All studio classes are taught in this building, which boasts, among other items, a raku kiln and a digital Jacquard loom.

Please visit Integrated Studio Arts for more information.

Degree Requirements


126 Credits Required

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (75 credits)


A. Art & Design Core (15 credits)


B. Integrated Studio Arts Core (18 credits)


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C. Art History and Cultural Context (12 credits)


Select one of the following two courses.

D. Integrated Studio Arts Sophomore Portfolio Review (required, no credit)


Students interested in the Interdisciplinary Studio Focus must present a proposed plan of study to the review committee.  The proposal must be approved by a faculty mentor no later than the end of the sophomore year.

E. Integrated Studio Arts Focus (21 credits)


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F. Integrated Studio Arts Selectives (9 credits)


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Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here.


 

Electives (0-3 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • MATH - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Foreign Language 20200 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Portfolio Review Credit Hours: 0.00 ♦

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • STAT - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Science - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ F - Credit Hours: 3.00

18 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ F - Credit Hours: 3.00

18 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15 Credits


Notes


2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

32 credit hours of Purdue coursework at the 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Liberal Arts offers a streamlined plan of study for students pursuing a second degree outside CLA. Contact the CLA Advising Office for more information.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Disclaimer


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