|143 Art and Design Building, 408 East Peabody, Champaign|
PH: (217) 333-0855
For the Degree Bachelor of Fine Arts in the History of Art
The curriculum in the history of art requires 122 credit hours and offers a broad cultural education that unites academic and studio training. The curriculum provides sound preparation for the graduate study required for museum work or teaching at the college level.
To be eligible for distinction, a student must earn a 3.25 overall GPA, and 3.50 GPA in Art History. The Student will complete at least 4 semester hours of independent research to write a senior research paper. See the undergraduate adviser for further details.
Contact: Mark Avery
Coordinator of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
School Office: 140 Art and Design Building, Champaign, 333-6632, firstname.lastname@example.org
A portfolio review is required for admission to the School of Art and Design.
Students must complete a fourth-level college foreign language course or its equivalent for graduation with a B.F.A. in Art History.
Art History Requirements
|Select three of the following (credit will not be given for both ARTH 112 and ARTH 115):||12|
|Ancient to Medieval Art|
|Renaissance to Modern Art|
|Introduction to African Art|
|Introduction to East Asian Art|
|Art in a Global Context|
|ARTH 395||Junior Seminar in Art History||3|
|ARTH 495||Senior Seminar in Art History||3|
|One advanced Art History (200-400 level) course from each of the following categories:||9|
African or East Asian Art
Art History before 1700
Art History after 1700
|Advanced Art History course not used elsewhere||3|
|Students are required to complete a minimum of 6 hours of electives in a single area from the following options: ancient and modern literatures, classics, anthropology, history, and philosophy. Students should select these courses with the FAA Art History Advisor's consent.||6|
Art and Design Requirements
|ARTF 101||Contemporary Issues in Art||2|
|ARTE 101||Art, Design, and Society||2|
|ARTH 110||Introduction to the History of Art and Visual Culture||3|
|Drawing Course 1||3|
|Course in the 2D Category 2||3|
|Course in the 3D Category 3||3|
|Course in the 4D Category 4||3|
|Art (ARTD and/or ARTS) electives||12|
|Open electives as needed to total 122 hour degree.|
Drawing courses include: ARTF 102 Observational Drawing; ARTF 104 Expressive Drawing; ARTF 106 Visualization Drawing.
2D Category courses include: ARTD 151 Introduction to Graphic Design; ARTF 160 The Image World; ARTS 205 Introduction to Printmaking; ARTS 251 Beginning Painting.
3D Category courses include: ARTD 101 Introduction to Industrial Design; ARTS 201 Crafts Design; Arts 280 Beginning Sculpture.
4D Category courses include: ARTS 241 Image Practice; ARTS 243 Time Arts I; Arts 244 Interaction I.