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 is required in this degree program including:

         a) US 1100: Check with your Academic Advisor prior to enrolling in this course because it is not required for all students.
         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. A maximum of 12 hours is recommended each fall and spring semester to allow time for intensive work in the concentration. Students who are required to take US 1100 will enroll in 13 hours in the first semester.

         a) Attendance during summer is recommended for students who must complete more than 24 hours in an academic year, and for students who must graduate within 4 calendar years.

     6. ARTS 4200 must be taken concurrently with ARTS 4306.

     7. ARTS 4000 must be taken concurrently with ARTS 4307.     

     8. ARTS 4200, ARTS 4307, and ARTS 4000 are not offered in the summer.

     9. To meet degree requirements in four years:

         a) Complete all required courses in the freshman year: ART 1301, ART 1303, ARTS 1301, and ARTS 1302;
         b) Stay on sequence with courses in the concentration; and

c) Complete a minimum of 30 hours of coursework per academic year.

Course Requirements

Freshman
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
ART 1301 (TCCN ARTS 1311)3ART 1303 (TCCN ARTS 2348)3 
ARTS 1301 (TCCN ARTS 1316)3ARTS 1302 (TCCN ARTS 1312)3 
ARTH 2301 (TCCN ARTS 1303)3ARTH 2302 (TCCN ARTS 1304)3 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3 
US 110021  
 13 12 
Sophomore
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHoursSummerHours
ARTS 1303 (TCCN ARTS 2356)3ARTS 330233D Studio Art3
ARTS 23013ARTS 33033COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
ARTS 2381 (TCCN ARTS 2326)3ARTH 33013American History Component Code 0603
Mathematics Component Code 0203American History Component Code 0603ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])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 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 12 12 12
Senior
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours 
ARTS 42002ARTS 40000 
ARTS 43063ARTS 43073 
Advanced Art Elective3Advanced Art Elective3 
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL1301 or 2306])3ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3 
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3  
 14 9 
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
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Lithography
Graphic Novels and 'Zines
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
Digitally Handmade for Artists and Designers
Soft Sculpture (prerequisite: ARTS 2381)
Any 3D ARTS Topics Course from ARTS 4308 or ARTS 4309
Art Electives:
Choose 2 ARTC, ARTH, ARTS, or ARTT courses which are not otherwise required in the major.
Transfer courses that are evaluated as Electives (ELNA) in ARTC, ARTH, ARTS and/or ARTT, will meet this requirement.
Co-requisites and/or prerequisites will not be waived.
Only Communication Design majors may enroll in 2000-level, 3000-level and 4000-level ARTC courses.
Advanced Art Electives:
Choose 3, 3000-level or 4000-level ARTC, ARTH, ARTS, or ARTT courses which are not otherwise required in the major.
Transfer courses that are evaluated as Advanced Electives (ELADV) in ARTC, ARTH, ARTS and/or ARTT will meet this requirement.
Co-requisites and/or prerequisites will not be waived.
Only Communication Design students may enroll in 2000-level, 3000-level and 4000-level ARTC courses.