Dec 14, 2019  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Studio Art (B.F.A.)


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The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.

A portfolio review is required for admission into the major in studio art (B.F.A) after completion of designated courses in the chosen field of study. Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

Emphasis 1. Design and Media Arts


Requirements in School (80)


One of the following areas of study (62)


Special requirements


After completion of ARTD 273, students must successfully complete a portfolio review in order to be retained in the time arts area of study.

Photography (62)


Special requirements


Students must present an entrance portfolio to the photography faculty before completion of their second course in photography and pass the portfolio review for admission into the photography area of study.

Special requirements


Students must successfully complete a review of their senior project during ARTD 406.

Students must present an entrance portfolio, be interviewed by the visual communication faculty, and pass the portfolio review for admission into the visual communication area of study before registering for ARTD 201, a course offered only in fall semester. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the following courses to continue in the visual communication program.

Total Hours for Emphasis 1, Design and Media Arts: 80


Emphasis 2. Studio


Students must successfully complete a portfolio review in B.F.A. Studio to enter the B.F.A. degree program. The review must happen no later than the completion of 32 credit hours in ARTS 200/ARTS 300-level courses as specified in the “Core Studio Requirements.”

Requirements in School (93)


Basic Requirements (9)


Art History Requirements (12)


Core Studio Art Requirements (28)


B.F.A. Studio Area Requirements (40)


Students must successfully complete the sub-plan requirements in one of the following fields: ceramics, drawing, fiber, illustration, metals, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. Check individual area sub-plans for specific requirements. Exceptions to any individual area sub-plan will require faculty approval.

Drawing Area Sub-plan (40)

Illustration Area Sub-plan (40)

Painting Area Sub-plan (40)

Printmaking Area Sub-plan (40)

Ceramics Area Sub-plan (40)

Fiber Area Sub-plan (40)

Metalwork, Jewelry Design, and Digital Fabrication Area Sub-plan (40)

Sculpture Area Sub-plan (40)

Total Hours for Emphasis 2, Studio: 89


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