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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The B.F.A. major in Studio Art 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 4306 and ARTS 4307.

     7. ARTS 4200 must be taken concurrently with ARTS 4307.

     8. ARTS 4200, ARTS 4306 and ARTS 4307 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 13023ARTS 13053 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ARTH 23013 
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3 
US 110021  
 13 12 
Sophomore
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHoursSummerHours
ARTS 230133ARTS 330233D Studio Art3
ARTS 23613ARTS 330343ARTH 23023
ARTS 23813ARTH 33013HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
 12 12 12
Junior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHoursSummerHours
ARTS 33043ARTS 43053Art Elective3
ARTH 330732D Studio Art3Advanced Art Elective3
ARTS 33223Art Elective3POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 12 12 12
Senior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
ARTS 43063ARTS 43073 
Advanced Art Elective3ARTS 420022 
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3Advanced Art Elective3 
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3 
 12 11 
Total Hours: 120

Course Options in the Major

Choose 1 course in 2D Studio Art from the following:
Drawing I
Painting I
Introduction to Printmaking: Screen and Relief
Watercolor I
Screen Printing
Experimental Water Media
Any 2D ARTS Topics Course from ARTS 4308 or ARTS 4309
Choose 1 course in 3D Studio Art from the following:
Ceramics I
Metals 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 Art 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 from 3000 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.