The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art is a minimum of one hundred twenty-five (125) credit hour limited access program that provides an intensive background in theoretical knowledge and professional skills. The BFA in Studio Art is a proficiency-based program, characterized by continuous assessment. Students with an Emphasis in Painting develop a personal vision, a high level of competence in technique, and the ability to make sound artistic decisions. Students admitted to the BFA program are exempt from any foreign language requirement. Students in the BFA major are not required to select a minor. A departmental advisor can provide additional guidance with regard to entrance and degree requirements. Graduating BFA seniors exhibit their work in the Texas A&M University-Commerce University Gallery in their last semester.

Academic Performance and Retention
Students are required to have achieved a letter grade of  C or higher in all foundation courses to maintain good standing in the Department of Art. The work and progress of students pursuing baccalaureate degrees is evaluated both within the classes they take and by the departmental standards established for each major programmatic area (BA in Art, BFA in Photography, BFA in Studio Art, BFA in Visual Communication).

The Department of Art reserves the right to discontinue enrollment of art majors at any time if satisfactory academic progress is not being made. Students who have accumulated three unsatisfactory grades (U, D or F) in studio art or visual communication courses at A&M-Commerce or elsewhere may not be permitted to continue, be readmitted, or graduate with a degree in art. Courses with grades of D or F may be repeated for a grade of C or higher only once.

BFA in Studio Art – Emphasis in Painting

Core Curriculum Courses

See the Core Curriculum Requirements

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Foundations Art courses required

ART 1316

Drawing I

3

ART 1311

Two-Dimensional Design and Color Theory

3

ART 1317

Drawing II

3

ART 1312

Three-Dimensional Design & Color Theory

3

ART 141

Intro to Shop Safety

1

ART 1303

GLB/History of Art I *

ART 1304

GLB/History of Art II *

ART 2323

Figure Drawing

3

PHO 2356

Introduction to Digital Media

3

Sophomore Studio Courses

ART 2316

Sophomore Studio: Introduction to Painting

3

9 semester hours from the following:

9

PHO 209

Introduction to Video

ART 2313

Introduction to Visual Communication

ART 2326

Sophomore Studio: Introduction to Sculpture

Required Support Courses

ART 316

Advanced Drawing

3

ART 380

Experimental Concepts

3

ART 403

Practicum in Art

3

ART 404

GLB/History of Contemporary Art

3

12 semester hours from any upper division Art History courses

12

Emphasis Area courses

Painting Courses:

ART 320

Airbrush Painting

3

ART 326

Painting II: Introduction to Basic Concepts in Painting

3

ART 420

Painting III – Intermediate Concepts in Painting

3

ART 422

Painting IV: Advanced Concepts in Painting

3

Plus 9 semester hours from: **

9

ART 320

Airbrush Painting

ART 326

Painting II: Introduction to Basic Concepts in Painting

ART 422

Painting IV: Advanced Concepts in Painting

Advanced Art, Art History or Photography Electives

7 semester hours in advanced (300 or 400-level) art, art history or photography courses

7

Total Hours

125

*

 This course will satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Creative Arts or Degree Pathway.

**

Courses are repeatable.