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Academic Program Guide

Art, Studio (BFA)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2023 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

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 diversity 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

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
GE Core Social Science or Core History3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
ART1300C Drawing Foundations3
ART1201C Two-Dimensional Foundations3
ART1000 * Success Strategies in Art and Design1
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
ART1203 Three-Dimensional Foundations3
ART2204C Contemporary Art Foundations 3
ART1602C Digital Foundations (meets Digital Literacy)3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
Core Humanities or GE Ethics3
Studio Art course3
Studio Art course3
Studio Art course3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete two (2) ART Foundation courses
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
Studio Art course 3
Studio Art course 3
Studio Art course 3
Core Ethics or GE Humanities3
Art History (or equivalent) course3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete four (4) ART Foundation courses
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
GE Natural Science3
Oral Communication Competency3
Studio Art course3
Studio Art course3
Studio Art course3
ART3212C BFA Fundamentals1
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete all ART Foundation courses
Civic Literacy requirement
* Studio Access at CAB begins
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
Art History (or equivalent) course3
Studio Art course3
Studio Art course3
Studio Art course3
GE Social Science or GE History3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete 6 hours of Art History courses
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
Studio Art course3
Studio Art course3
Art History (or equivalent) course3
Diversity course3
ART4801 BFA All Media Critique (meets SIP)3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete Pre-Graduation Check
* This is the semester of Advancement
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
ART4970 BFA Thesis3
Studio Art course3
Elective course3
Elective course (2nd SIP)1-3
Required Milestones: Term 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:

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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