Studio Art: New Media, BFASA

for the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art Major in Studio Art, New Media Concentration


contact: Mark Avery

office: 140 Art and Design Building, Champaign, IL 61820

email: mavery@illinois.edu

phone: (217) 333-6632


school catalog page: Art & Design

school website: School of Art & Design

school faculty: Art & Design Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Fine & Applied Arts

college website: Fine & Applied Arts


for the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art Major in Studio Art, New Media Concentration


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.

First Year Curriculum

FAA 101Arts at Illinois1
ARTF 101Contemporary Issues in Art2
ARTE 101Art, Design, and Society2
ARTH 110Introduction to the History of Art and Visual Culture3
Select one Drawing course:3
Observational Drawing
Expressive Drawing
Visualization Drawing
Select one course in 2D Category:3
Introduction to Graphic Design
The Image World
Introduction to Printmaking (required for Studio Art: Printmaking)
Beginning Painting (required for Studio Art: Painting)
Select one course in 3D Category:3
Introduction to Industrial Design
Crafts Design
Beginning Sculpture (required for Studio Art: Sculpture)
Select one course in 4D Category:3
Image Practice
Time Arts I
Interaction I
Total Hours20
Art History Requirements9
200 level and above ARTH courses
Capstone Requirements
ARTS 392Current Art Issues Seminar3
ARTS 451Advanced Studio II4
Total Credits for BFA Studio Arts
First-Year Curriculum Requirements20
Art History Requirements9
BFA Capstone requirements7
Concentration Requirements 143-46
General Education Requirements, three hours of art history also count as gen ed credit40
Electives to bring the total hours earned to 122, including a minimum of 40 credits at the 300- or 400-level.0-3
Total Hours122
Select four courses from the following list of 3-credit options:12
Introduction to Printmaking (exclude if taken for foundations credit)
Ceramics Sculpture I
Image Practice (Required for New Media Concentration - exclude if taken for foundations credit)
Time Arts I (Required for New Media Concentration - exclude if taken for foundations credit)
Interaction I (Required for New Media Concentration - exclude if taken for foundations credit)
Life Drawing
Beginning Painting (exclude if taken for foundations credit)
Making and Meaning
Intermediate Painting
Beginning Sculpture (exclude if taken for foundations credit)
Intermediate Sculpture
Spec Topics in Studio Art (may be repeated up to 12 hours total if topics vary)
Select up to eleven 300- or 400-level courses from the following list of 3-credit options:31-34
Ceramics Sculpture II
Intermediate Studio I
Intermediate Studio II (prerequisite: ARTS 350)
Internship in Studio Arts (may repeat once with advisor consent)
Special Topics in Printmaking (may repeat twice with advisor consent)
Time Arts II (Required for New Media Concentration - may repeat once with advisor consent)
Interaction II (may repeat once with advisor consent)
Special Topics in New Media (Required for New Media Concentration - may repeat once with advisor consent)
Advanced Studio I
Advanced Drawing (may repeat twice with advisor consent)
Advanced Painting (may repeat twice with advisor consent)
Advanced Sculpture (prerequisite ARTS 280, may repeat twice with advisor consent)
Art in Context (prerequisite ARTS 252, may repeat twice with advisor consent)
Special Topics in Studio Art (variable credit 1-3 hours. Can be repeated for up to 9 total if topics vary)
Total Hours43-46