Crafts, BFA

Alan Mette
143 Art and Design Building, 408 East Peabody
PH: (217) 333-0855

The curriculum in Crafts consists of a concentration in Metal. The BFA program focuses on the development of individual artistic and design capabilities, critical perceptions, and the mastery of comprehensive technical skills. The program emphasizes strengths in conceptual and material specialization. The curriculum supports professional training for the self-sustaining visual artist and provides the skills necessary for students to pursue an advanced degree in the arts. The curriculum in Crafts requires 122 credit hours.

Contact: Mark Avery

Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
140 Art and Design Building, 333-6632,

Students in the School of Art and Design must complete the Campus General Education requirements. Some Art and Design courses will also apply toward the General Education requirements.

A portfolio review is required for admission to the School of Art and Design.

Art History

ARTH 110Introduction to the History of Art and Visual Culture3
Advanced art history (200-level or above) 9
Total Hours12

Art Foundation

ARTF 101Contemporary Issues in Art2
ARTE 101Art, Design, and Society2
Drawing Course 13
Course in the 2D Category 23
Course in the 3D Category 33
Course in the 4D Category 43
Total Hours16

Concentration in Metal

Metal Requirements
ARTS 230Jewelry/Metals I3
ARTS 231Jewelry/Metals II3
ARTS 330Jewelry Metals III3
ARTS 331Jewelry Metals IV3
ARTS 332Metal Technology (repeat twice)4
ARTS 430Jewelry Metals V5
ARTS 431Jewelry Metals VI5
ARTS 333Enamelling3
ARTS 334Metalsmithing3
ARTS 210Ceramics Sculpture I3
ARTS 310Ceramics Sculpture II3
ARTS 250Life Drawing3
ARTD 260Basic Photography3
Select one of the following:6-8
Beginning Sculpture
and Intermediate Sculpture
Industrial Design I
and Industrial Design II
Supportive electives (see advisor) 9
Open electives as needed to total 122 hour degree
Total Hours59-61