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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 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.

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (78 credits)


B. Integrated Studio Arts Core (18 credits)


Select two courses from each of these three areas.

C. Art History and Cultural Context (12 credits)


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 second year.

E. Integrated Studio Arts Focus (21 credits)


F. Integrated Studio Arts Selectives (9 credits)


Select three additional courses from Areas C and E above and from courses listed below (or other classes related to student’s focus of work from approved plan of study).

G. BFA Exhibition (3 credits)


Other Departmental - Liberal Arts Core For BFA, Professional, & Education (25-34 credits)


The College of Liberal Arts Other Departmental area is designed to be experiential, informative, and relevant to life in a rapidly changing universe. It combines courses that fulfill University Core foundational outcomes, discipline diversity, social diversity, and other languages to produce a well-rounded background for students. Coursework is integrative and collaborative and fosters insight, understanding, independence, initiative, and the desire to reach across divides and redefine our relationship to the peoples and the worlds that surround us.

LA Core III: Linguistic Diversity (3-4 credits)


Proficiency through level IV in one world language

Foundational Requirements (21-30 credits)


Students must complete approved coursework that meet the following foundational outcomes. 

  • Humanities - all approved courses accepted.
  • Behavioral/Social Science - all approved courses accepted.
  • Information Literacy - all approved courses accepted.
  • Science #1 - all approved courses accepted.
  • Science #2 - all approved courses accepted.
  • Science, Technology, and Society - all approved courses accepted.
  • Written Communication - all approved courses accepted.
  • Oral Communication - all approved courses accepted.
  • Quantitative Reasoning - all approved courses accepted.

Notes


  • Double counting of courses is allowed across the various categories.
  • All accredited programs whose accreditation is threatened by CLA Core requirement, both professional BAs and BFAs, are exempt from Liberal Arts Core I & II in order to meet accreditation standards and requirements. Liberal Arts Core III: Linguistic Diversity is still required for such programs.
  • “Degree +” students (students with a second major outside of Liberal Arts) are exempt from the CLA Core.

Electives (14-24 credits)


University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.



Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


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  • Oral Communication - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Requirement B: Integrated Studio Arts Core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Requirement B: Integrated Studio Arts Core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • World Language Level III - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • Major Requirement B: Integrated Studio Arts Core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Requirement B: Integrated Studio Arts Core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Requirement C: Art History & Cultural Context - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • World Language Level IV - Credit Hours: 3.00 (CLA Core III)
  • Quantitative Reasoning - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Portfolio Review - Credit Hours: 0.00

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • Major Requirement C: Art History & Cultural Context - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Requirement E: Integrated Studio Arts Focus - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Requirement F: Integrated Studio Arts Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Behavioral/Social Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science - Credit Hours: 3.00

18 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Major Requirement C: Art History & Cultural Context - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Requirement E: Integrated Studio Arts Focus - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Requirement E: Integrated Studio Arts Focus - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science, Technology, and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Major Requirement E: Integrated Studio Arts Focus - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Requirement E: Integrated Studio Arts Focus - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Major Requirement F: Integrated Studio Arts Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - 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.

College of Liberal Arts Pass/No Pass Option Policy


  • P/NP cannot be used to satisfy Liberal Arts Core, Liberal Arts major, minor, or certificate requirements.

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (Ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-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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