Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (B.F.A.) Requirements

Admission Requirements

Students wanting to pursue the B.F.A. degree program of study must, within the first nine hours of course work at UT Tyler, submit a portfolio to the Faculty Review Committee. Students who transfer with accepted credit hours of studio and want to pursue the B.F.A. degree program of study must, within the first semester of studio work at UT Tyler, submit a portfolio review to the Faculty Review Committee. Upon approval from the Faculty Review Committee, students will be admitted and may complete a B.F.A. degree plan with an undergraduate art advisor. If the student is denied entry into the B.F.A. degree program, they will be put on probationary status and may submit another portfolio the following semester. The portfolio reviews are conducted in the last month of each semester (December and April). The Faculty Review Committee, upon request from the student, may waive the review process. (Note: If, after two portfolio reviews, the student is not admitted to the B.F.A. degree program, course work done after the 18-hour review will not apply toward the B.F.A. in Art degree.)

Total Semester Credit Hours=120

  1. University Core Curriculum (44 hrs.)
  2. A minimum grade of "C" in each art course
  3. The following courses or equivalent:
    1. Art Core Requirements: (39 hours)
      ART 1311: Design I
      ART 1312: Design II
      ART 1316: Drawing I
      ART 2303: Art History Survey I
      ART 2304: Art History Survey II
      ART 2379: Beginning Ceramics
      ART 2316: Beginning Painting
      ART 2333: Beginning Printmaking
      ART 2326: Beginning Sculpture
      ART 3320: Intermediate Life Drawing I
      ART 3321: Intermediate Life Drawing II (or ART 4331 or 4320)
      ART 3340: Aesthetics in Visual Learning
      ART 3392: Professional Practices
    2. Upper Division Art History: (9 hours)
    3. Upper Division Studio: (27 hours in any of the areas below)

      a. General Studio
      b. Two-dimensional (painting, printmaking, etc.)
      c. Three-dimensional (ceramics, sculpture, etc.) or
      d. Art history

    4. ART 4192: Senior Exhibition

For all degree programs the final thirty hours in art must be taken at UT Tyler. All transferred art courses must have the written approval of the art chair before being applied to a degree. Art 3310 and Art 3315 may be used for teacher certification option only.

Note: All transferred art courses must have the written approval of the art chair before being applied to degree.