DRAFT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Mar 28, 2020  
DRAFT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Art, B.F.A.


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Contact Information

Website: https://arts.kennesaw.edu/visual-arts/
Phone: (470) 578-6139

Program Description

The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Art is a professional degree program. The BFA prepares students for a variety of art and art-related careers or graduate school by providing a thorough grounding in fundamental principles and techniques with opportunities for emphasis in one or more arts areas. This degree focuses on intensive work in art or design supported by a program of general studies. The BFA degree offers concentrations in (1) graphic communications, (2) drawing and painting, (3) photography (4) printmaking (5) sculpture, (6) ceramics, (7) Illustration, and (8) Sequential Art.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the BFA Art program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the program requirements to pursue this degree, outlined below.

Each program of study is a sequentially based curriculum beginning the first semester of the freshman year. Students who delay entering the major until completion of the General Education Core Curriculum may prolong their academic careers. Entrance Portfolio Study in visual arts studio courses may not be initiated until the student has been fully accepted by Kennesaw State University and the School of Art and Design as an art major or art interest major. All prospective art majors are required to complete an application form and submit a portfolio of their artwork.

Admission to degree programs in the School of Art and Design is contingent upon portfolio review and acceptance by the department. Portfolio submission and review must take place before a student can proceed beyond ART 1100 and ART 1150. See the School of Art and Design admission application, portfolio content requirements and portfolio review deadline dates on the KSU School of Art and Design website, https://arts.kennesaw.edu/visual-arts/admissions_portfolio.php  Applications and portfolios are sent to the College of the Arts Admissions and Enrollment Office.

Concentration Portfolio Requirements

Students must submit a concentration portfolio for review and acceptance to a concentration. Please see the School of Art and Design website for specific concentration requirements and instructions including how to change concentration and dual concentrations. 

Transfer Admission Requirements

Students who wish to transfer into the School of Art and Design from another institution must follow the same admission procedure as all new students. Transfer credits for courses in the studio arts are evaluated by portfolio review. Certain courses that are equivalent to those in the foundation core with a grade of "C" or higher are accepted for transfer students from a USG accredited art program. Beyond these courses, other credits will be reviewed by area concentration faculty.

Second Bachelor Degree, Change of Major or Dual-Degree Admission Requirements

Students are required to submit an entry portfolio. Please direct any additional questions by calling the School of Art and Design office. 

Change of Degree Program

Students who wish to change degree programs in art must reapply and gain admission status to the new degree program.

Placement

The School of Art and Design holds the exclusive authority to determine appropriate admission level placement, credit evaluation of art courses in studio, art history, and art education.

Continuation in Program

All art students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.25 to remain in the program. Students falling below a 2.25 may have one semester to improve their GPA and continue; if they do not, they are permanently dismissed from the program. Students may not fall below a 2.25 twice; a second incidence will result in immediate and permanent dismissal from the program. BFA in Studio Art majors must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their concentration areas. Falling below a 3.0 in the concentration or making one grade of "F" in the concentration area will result in dismissal from the concentration. Students dismissed from two concentrations may not continue in the BFA program.  All students must make timely and reasonable progress toward the degree. Non-enrollment or withdrawal from all classes for two or more consecutive semesters will require reapplication to the School of Art and Design. 

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements.  

Entrance Portfolio


All prospective art majors are required to complete an application form and submit a portfolio of their artwork. Admission to degree programs in the School of Art and Design is contingent upon portfolio review and acceptance by the school. Portfolio submission and review must take place before a student can enroll in courses beyond ART 1100 and ART 1150.

Major Requirements (51 Credit Hours)


Art History (12 Credit Hours)


Both courses required for all art majors.

BFA Concentration (30 Credit Hours)


Concentration Review Portfolio


Students select an area of concentration from those listed below. While enrolled in the second course of the concentration students will submit a portfolio of work in that area for review by the supervising faculty. Students who do not pass will not be allowed to continue in the program.
Select a total of 12 credit hours from any combination of the following three repeatable courses:

Choose two courses for a total of 6 credit hours:

 Any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level elective choice
Choose three courses for a total of 9 credit hours:

Any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level elective choice
Select a total of 12 credit hours from the following:

  • Repeat the following course 2 times for a total of 6 credit hours
  • Art Studio, Art History, or Internship Elective (3 Credit Hours)
  • Art Studio, Art History Elective (3 Credit Hours) 
Choose two courses for a total of 6 credit hours:

Any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level elective choice
Choose three courses for a total of 9 credit hours:

Any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level elective choice
Choose three courses for a total of 9 credit hours:

Any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level elective choice
Illustration Art Studio

Select 15 credit hours from the following courses: no single course class in this area may be taken more than three times for credit. 

Sequential Art Studio

Select 15 credit hours from the following courses. No single course class in this area may be taken more than three times for credit. 

Senior Review Exhibition (3 Credit Hours)


Choose one according to concentration

Free Electives (6 Credit Hours)*


Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


*Note:


Distribution Requirements (9 Credit Hours) and Free Electives (6 Credit Hours) do not apply to students seeking the Illustration or Sequential Art Concentration.

Please see Academic Advisor for additional information.

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