Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Below is a summary of class requirements for the BFA in Studio Art Program. Due to curriculum changes please take note of the entering term as requirements vary. 

Students Entering Fall 2018

Liberal Arts Requirements Credits

42 Credits

College Core Curriculum (CORE)

20 Credits

Foreign Language

4

Expository Writing

8

EXPOS-UA 1 Writing the Essay (Fall Freshman Year) 

4

ACE-UE 110 Advanced College Essay (Spring Freshman Year)

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 58 Global Histories of Art (Fall, Freshman Year)

2

ARTCR-UE 51 Histories of Art Since 1945 (Fall, Sophmore Year)

2

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

3

ARTCR-UE 52 Contemporary Art (Fall or Spring, Junior Year)

3

ARTH-UA xxxx Restricted Elective in Art History  
or ARTCR-UE 10 Art: Practice and Ideas*                  
or ARTCR-UE 55 Art of Now*
or ARTCR-UE 1153 Art and Ideas: The Art World Today-Berlin and Beyond

4

Mathematics*

4

Natural Science or Psychology*

4

*Selected by advisement

 

Additional Requirements

 

SAHS-UE 1 New Student Seminar

0

Writing Proficiency Examination

0
Studio Art Specialization (Major)

86 Credits

Foundation Studios

20 Credits

ART-UE 107 2D Fundamentals (Fall or Spring, Freshman Year)

ART-UE 211 3D Fundamentals I (Fall, Freshman Year)

3

ART-UE 212 3D Fundamentals II (Spring, Freshman Year)

3

ART-UE 314 4D Fundamentals Fall or Spring, Freshman Year)

4

ART-UE 22 Intro to Interdisciplinary Art Practice I (Fall Freshman Year)

3

ART-UE 23 Intro to Interdisciplinary Art Practice II (Spring Freshman Year) 3
Intermediate Studios 12 credits
Choose any 2 (Fall Sophomore Year) and any 2 (Spring Sophomore Year) from the following courses:   
ART-UE 1517 Ceramics 3
ART-UE 1420 Design  3
ART-UE 1316 Digital Art 3
ART-UE 1114 Drawing 3
ART-UE 1514 Glass 3
ART-UE 1116 Painting 3
ART-UE 1314 Photography Analog 3
ART-UE 1315 Photography Digital 3
ART-UE 1118 Printmaking 3
ART-UE 1221 Sculpture 3
ART-UE 1318 Video 3
Studio Projects, Advanced Projects, and/or Interdisciplinary Projects 12 credits
ART-UE xxx 3 credits
ART-UE xxx 3 credits
ART-UE xxx 3 credits
ART-UE xxx
3 credits 

ART-UE 900 Visual Arts Praxis (Fall or Spring Junior Year)

3 credits
ARTCR-UE 1095 Senior Thesis Seminar (Fall Senior Year)  3 credits
Senior Studios: 4-8  
If department Elective requirement totals the minimum 8 points, Senior Studio I and II must total 6 points combined.   
ART-UE 1905 BFA Individual Critique and Review: (Fall Senior Year) 1 credit
ART-UE 1905 BFA Individual Critique and Review: (Spring Senior Year) 1 credit
ART-UE 1901 Senior Studio I (Fall Senior Year) 1-3 credits
ART-UE 1902 Senior Studio II (Spring Senior Year) 1-3 credits
Department Electives 8-12 credits
If Senior Studios requirement totals the minimum 4 points, Department Elective requirement must total 12 points at a minimum.   
ART-UE xxxx  
ART-UE xxxx  
ART-UE xxxx  
Unrestricted Electives
Within the Department of Art & Art Professions or elsewhere within NYU 
20 credits
Total credits for graduation 128 Credits

Students Entering Fall 2017

Students Entering Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

Students Entering Spring 2014 and Prior

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.