B.F.A. Studio Art

Degree Requirements

 

Liberal Arts and Science

Courses in the following areas must be completed to fulfill Liberal Arts requirements

42 Credits

College Core Curriculum (CORE)

20 Credits

Foreign Language

4

Expository Writing

8

EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay

4

ACE-UE 110 Advanced College Essay

4

Foundations of Contemporary Culture

8

CORE-UA 4xx Texts and Ideas

4

CORE-UA 5xx Cultures and Contexts 4

Other Liberal Arts Requirements

22 Credits

ARTCR-UE 37 Art + Contemporary Culture (Fall, Sophomore Year)

3

ARTCR-UE 52 Contemporary Art (Spring, Sophomore Year)

3

ARTCR-UE 58 Global Histories of Art

2

ARTCR-UE 51 Histories of Art Since 1945

2

ARTH-UA xxxx Restricted Elective in Art History**  OR
ARTCR-UE 10 Art: Practice and Ideas                    OR
ARTCR-UE 55 Art of Now**

4

CORE-UA 1xxx Mathematics** OR
APSTA-UE 10  Statistical Mysteries and How to Solve Them** OR 
ARTCR-UE 55 Basic Satistics**

4

CORE-UA 2xx/ST-
CORE-UE*/      Natural Sciences or Psychology**
APSY- UE xxxx

4

**Selected by advisement

 

*Steinhardt Liberal Arts Core- http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/advisement/LAC

 

Additional Requirements

 

SAHS-UE 1 New Student Seminar

0

Writing Proficiency Examination

0
Studio Art Specialization (Major)

86 Credits

Foundations

24 Credits

2D

8 credits

ART-UE 107 2D Fundamentals I

ART-UE 108 2D Fundamentals II

4

3D

8 credits

ART-UE 211 3D Fundamentals I

4

ART-UE 212 3D Fundamentals II

4

4D + Color

8 credits

ART-UE 90 Color I

2

ART-UE 91 Color II

2

ART-UE 314 4D Fundamentals I

2

ART-UE 315 4D Fundamentals II 2
Art History and Theory  7 credits
ARTCR-UE 58 Global Histories of Art (Fall, Freshman Year) 2
ARTCR-UE 51 History of Art Since 1945 (Spring, Freshman Year) 2
ART-UE 900 Visual Arts Praxis (Junior Year) 3
Studio 34 credits
Selected from the following, by advisement  
Sophomore Studios 9 credits
ART-UE xxxx 3
ART-UE xxxx 3
ART-UE xxxx 3
ART-UE 900 Visual Arts Praxis 3 credits
Studio Concentration 9 credits
ART-UE xxxx 3
ART-UE xxxx 3
ART-UE xxxx 3
Studio Projects 9 credits
ART-UE xxxx 3
ART-UE xxxx 3
ART-UE xxxx 3
ARTCR-UE Senior Thesis Seminar 4 credits
Department Electives 10 credits
ART-UE xxxx 4
ART-UE xxxx 3
ART-UE xxxx 3
Unrestricted Electives 18 credits
Total credits for graduation 128 Credits


Concentrations After Foundation Year: 2D / 3D / 4D

2D

Painting (3 credits/1x week)
Projects in Painting (3 credits/1x week)
Adv. Projects in Painting (3 credits/1x week)
Senior Studios I & II (2 - 8 credits/1x week per sem.)

Drawing (3 credits/1x week)
Projects in Drawing (3 credits/1x week)
Adv. Projects in Drawing (3 credits/1x week)
Senior Studios I & II (2 - 8 credits/1x week per sem.)

Printmaking (3 credits/1x week)
Projects in Printmaking (3 credits/1x week)
Adv. Projects in Printmaking (3 credits/1x week)
Senior Studios I & II (2 - 8 credits/1x week per sem.)

3D
Sculpture (3 credits/1x week)
Projects in Sculpture (3 credits/1x week)
Adv. Projects in Sculpture (3 credits/1x week)
Senior Studios I & II (2 - 8 credits/1x week per sem.)

Ceramics (3 credits/1x week)
Projects in Ceramics (3 credits/1x week)
Adv. Projects in Ceramics (3 credits/1x week)
Senior Studios I & II (2 - 8 credits/1x week per sem)

Glass (3 credits/1x week; co-requirement, Sculpture)
Projects in Glass (3 credits/1x week)
Adv. Projects in Glass (3 credits/1x week)
Senior Studios I & II (2 - 8 credits, 1x week per sem.)

4D
Video (3 credits/1x week)
Projects in Video (3 credits/1x week)
Adv. Projects in Video (3 credits/1x week)
or Adv. Projects in Art + Media (3 credits/1x week)
Senior Studios I & II (2 - 8 credits/1x week per sem.)

Photo (3 credits/1x week)
Projects in Photo (3 credits/1x week)
Adv. Projects in Photo (3 credits/1x week)
or Adv. Projects in Art + Media (3 credits/1x week)
Senior Studios I & II (2 - 8 credits/1x week per sem.)

Digital Art (3 credits/1x week)
Projects in Digital Art (3 credits/1x week)
Adv. Projects in Digital Art (3 credits/1x week)
or Adv. Projects in Art + Media (3 credits/1x week)
Senior Studios I & II (2 - 8 credits/1x week)


Continued Study, MA Art Education

Students interested in continuing on for the MA in Teaching Art may take a graduate-level art education course in the spring or fall term of their senior year and reduce the credits required for the MA.

Course options include:
Contemporary Art and Critical Pedagogy: Identity, Representation & Multiculturalism
Special Education, Disabilities Studies and Contemporary Art
Media Literacy and Art in the Classroom
Course descriptions

Seniors who choose this option and apply for admission to the MA program by the February 1 deadline may also be eligible for a special scholarship for BFA graduates, covering 30% of their graduate tuition.  Details available to you from the BFA Student Services Counselor.