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2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Studio Arts, BFA


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About the Program

The BFA in Integrated Studio Arts is a new and innovative undergraduate major offered by the Department of Art and Design with three possible areas of focus: Art, Culture and Technology, Craft and Material Studies and 2D Extended Media. This program is studio intensive and designed to encourage cross-pollination of media and hybrid activity between disciplines. In today’s world, the lines between the arts, technology, engineering and the sciences are increasingly blurred. Creative leaders of tomorrow must possess a solid foundation in the traditional arts as well as expertise in new technologies and innovative ways of thinking. The Integrated Studio Arts BFA degree builds on Purdue’s reputation as a leader in technology and its emerging voice as an innovator in the Arts. Students entering the program have a wide range of options open to them in selecting courses and designing their plan of study. From painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles and ceramics to photography, robotic art, digital media, video art and new media culture, the program speaks a contemporary language while still building on the great traditions in art.

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 (78 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)


  • ♦ (satisfies Humanities for core)  (may also satisfy LA core) or
  • ♦ (satisfies Humanities for core)  (may also satisfy LA core)
  •  

  • Select any three additional courses (see Selective List) Credit Hours: 9.00

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


15-16 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.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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