Art Crafts

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

For the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts

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.

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.

Contact: Mark Avery
Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
140 Art and Design Building, 333-6632,

Art History

Select two of the following (all meet a general education requirement; credit will not be given for both ARTH 112 and ARTH 115):8
Ancient to Medieval Art
Renaissance to Modern Art
Introduction to African Art
Introduction to East Asian Art
Art in a Global Context
Advanced art history (200-level or above) 6
Total Hours14

Art Foundation

ARTF 101Contemporary Issues in Art2
ARTF 102
ARTF 104
Observational Drawing
and Expressive Drawing
ARTF 103
ARTF 105
Design I
and Design II
Total Hours14

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 Sculpture II
Industrial Design I
and Industrial Design II
Supportive electives (see advisor) 9
Open electives as needed to total 122 hour degree
Total Hours59-61