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Academic Program Guide


Art, Studio (BFA)


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2021 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

A BFA in Studio Art offers opportunities for creative development and expression, providing instruction in the skills necessary for artistic creation and for an understanding of contemporary issues. Major media concentrations may include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and photography.

Mapping Coordinator: Eddie Page
Email: epage@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
GE Core Social Science3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
ART1300C Drawing Foundations3
ART1201C Two-Dimensional Foundations3
ART1000 * Success Strategies in Art and Design1
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
ART1203 Three-Dimensional Foundations3
ART2204C Contemporary Art Foundations or ART2003C Contemporary Art Scholarship and Practice 3
ART1602C Digital Foundations (meets computer competency)3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
GE History3
Studio Art course3
Art History course3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete two (2) ART Foundation courses
Term 4 hrs
Studio Art course 3
Studio Art course 3
Oral Communication Competency3
GE Ethics3
Art History course3
Milestones 4
Complete four (4) ART Foundation courses
Term 5 hrs
GE Natural Science3
Art History course3
Studio Art course3
Studio Art course3
Studio Art Media Workshop3
ART3212 BFA Fundamentals1
Milestones 5
Complete all ART Foundation courses
Civic Literacy requirement
* Studio Access at CAB begins
Term 6 hrs
Art History course3
Studio Art Media or Advanced Art Workshop3
GE Social Science3
Studio Art Media Concentration3
Studio Art course3
Milestones 6
Complete 6 hours of Art History courses
Term 7 hrs
Studio Art Media Concentration3
Advanced Art Workshop3
Additional Humanities (X or Y) or Studio Art course3
Elective or Studio Art course3
ART4801 BFA All Media Critique3
Milestones 7
Complete Pre-Graduation Check
* This is the semester of Advancement
Term 8 hrs
ART4970 BFA Thesis3
Additional Humanities (X or Y) or Advanced Art Workshop3
Additional Humanities or Advanced Art Workshop3
Elective or Advanced Art Workshop1-3
Elective or Advanced Art Workshop1-3
Milestones 8
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks
Graduation Exhibition
* It is suggested you take courses that focus on thesis work.

Employment Information
*Course only offered at FSU; therefore, transfer students will take this course first year enrolled at FSU.

Representative Job titles Related to this Major: Bachelor's level: Studio artist(photographer, printmaker, painter, sculptor), Art critic, Arts Agency administrator, Art teacher(K-12), Commercial or freelance photographer, Art director, Creative director, Book/magazine illustrator, Children's book illustrator, Corporate or institutional illustrator, Medical/Scientific illustrator, Digital media artist, 3D modeling animator, Charater designer, Interactive media designer, Game designer, Animator, Video Editor, Video game artist, Print/ Web designer, Graphic designer, Graphic novelist, Concept artist, Furniture or jewelry designer, Conservator, Gallery manager, Exhibition designer, Muralist, Portrait Painter, Photo editor, Photo retoucher, Art Handler, Book designer, Fabric Designer, Audio Visual Specialist, Picture Framer, Arts Council Director.

Representative Employers: Publishing Houses, Display Firms, Advertising Agencies, Design Studios, Magazines, Architectural Firms, Corporate Design, Universities & Colleges, Museums, Art Centers, Art Galleries, Electronic Media

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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