Major Academic Plan for B.F.A. in Art

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs. Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuAppropriate placement score 
GE Objective 4: ART 1100 3 C-GEF, S, Su  
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
ART 1103 Creative Process 3 C- F, S  
ART 1105 Drawing I 3 C- F, S  
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GEF, S, SuENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 3 3  GE   
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
ART 1104 Creative Process 3 C- SART 1103 
ART 1106 Drawing II 3 C- F, SART 1105 
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GEF, S  
GE Objective 5: Lecture & Lab 4  GE   
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
ART 1101 Survey of Art History I 3 C- FART 1100 
ART 2231 Introduction to Printmaking 3 C- F, S  
Semester Total16
Fourth Semester
ART 1102 Survey of Art History II 3 C- SART 1100 
ART 2241 Introduction to Painting and Composition 3 C- F, S  
ART 2251 Introduction to Metals and Jewelry 3 C- F, S  
ART 3305 Intermediate Drawing I 3 C-UMSART 1105 & ART 1106 
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fifth Semester
GE Objective 5 3  GE   
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GE   
ART 2261 Introduction to Fiber Media 3 C- F, S  
ART 3301 Anatomy Drawing and Painting 3 C-UMFART 1105 & ART 1106 
ART 3310 Professional Practice and Display 3 C-UMF60 credits and declared Art major 
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
ART 2271 Introduction to Ceramics 3 C- F, S, Su  
ART 2281 Introduction to Sculpture 3 C- F, S, Su  
ART Upper Division Electives 6 C-UM   
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
ART Upper Division Electives 6 C-UM   
ART Electives 3 C-    
Upper Division Free Electives 3  UU   
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
ART 4425 Contemporary Art 3 C-UMSART 1102 or instructor permission 
ART 4494 Senior Presentation 1 C-UMF, S  
ART Upper Division Electives 6 C-UM   
Upper Division Free Electives 2  UU   
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total14
Total120
MAP Credit SummaryCredits
Major70
General Education37
Electives to reach 120 credits13
Total120