Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Major in Studio Art (Ceramics Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. This major requires a minimum three-year residency at Texas State.
  2. A minimum of 120 hours are required in this degree program including:

         a) US 1100 - not required for all students. Check with your Academic Advisor prior to enrolling in this course.
         b) 42 hours in the general education core curriculum. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

         c) 77 hours in the major

     3. All graduation requirements must be met.

     4. All course requirements must be met.

     5. All prerequisites must be met.

     6. Attendance during summer is recommended to allow time for intensive work in the concentration during regular/long semesters. This intensive work leads to the production of the Thesis work that is required for the portfolio and exhibition during the senior year.

         a) A maximum of 12 hours are recommended each semester of the freshman year while enrolled in Art Foundation courses and ARTS 1305. Students who are required to take US 1100 will enroll in 13 hours in the first semester.
         b) A maximum of 12 hours are recommended each semester of the senior year while enrolled in ARTS 4316 and ARTS 4317.

     7. ARTS 4200 must be taken concurrently with ARTS 4317.

     8. ARTS 4200, ARTS 4316 and ARTS 4317 are not offered in the summer.

     9. To meet degree requirements in four years:

         a) Complete all required Art Foundation courses and ARTS 1305 in the freshman year, as listed.
         b) Stay on sequence with courses in the concentration.
         c) One level of the concentration must be completed in the summer, because courses in the concentration are sequenced, and must be taken in order.

10. Consult with your Academic Advisor if it is not possible to attend summer sessions.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
ARTF 13013ARTF 13033 
ARTF 13023ARTH 23013 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ARTS 13053 
US 110021ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3  
 13 12
Sophomore
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHoursSummerHours
ARTH 23023ARTH 33013ARTS 33133
ARTS 23113ARTS 33123HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
ARTS 23213HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)32D Studio Art3
Mathematics Component Code 02033D Studio Art3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
 12 12 12
Junior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHoursSummerHours
ARTH 33073ARTS 43153POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
ARTS 33143Art Elective3Advanced Art Elective3
ARTS 332233D Studio Art3Art Elective3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 12 12 12
Senior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
ARTS 43163ARTS 420012 
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3ARTS 43173 
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3Advanced Art Elective3 
Advanced Art Elective3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3 
 12 11
Total Hours: 120
1

 ARTS 4200 is a 2-hour course. Speak with your Academic Advisor prior to junior year if you will need to take more than 11 hours of coursework during the final semester.

2

 To complete the minimum 120 hours required for this degree program, students who are not required to take US 1100 and who do not have credit for open elective hours, will need to make up that 1 hour of credit.

3

 ARTS 2301 will be used to meet one course requirement, as either a 2D Studio Art course, a 3D Studio Art course or an Art Elective.  It will not count in more than one area.

Course Options in the Major

Choose 1 course in 2D Studio Art from the following:
Expanded Media I 3
Painting I
Foundations of Photography I
Printmaking I
Watercolor I
Screen Printing
Experimental Water Media
Any 2D ARTS Topics Course from ARTS 4308 or ARTS 4309
Choose 2 courses in 3D Studio Art from the following:
Expanded Media I 3
Metals I
Sculpture I
Any 3D ARTS Topics Course from ARTS 4308 or ARTS 4309
Art Electives from the following:
Choose 2 courses from ARTC, ARTH, ARTS, or ARTT
Transfer courses that are evaluated as Arts Electives (ELNA in Art, ARTC, ARTH, ARTS and ARTT) will meet this requirement.
Co-requisites and/or prerequisites will not be waived.
Advanced Art Electives from the following:
Choose 3 courses 3000-level or 4000-level from ARTC, ARTH, ARTS, or ARTT.
Transfer courses that are evaluated as Advanced Art Electives (ELADV in ART, ARTC, ARTH, ARTS or ARTT) will meet this requirement.
Co-requisites and/or prerequisites will not be waived.
Only Communication Design majors may enroll in advanced level ARTC courses.