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Curriculum

Total Credits for the BFA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism: 120 (126 if a minor in humanistic studies is selected)
The below degree plan is for the 2015-16 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

Foundation Requirements: All students must complete the following requirements.
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Elements of Visual Thinking I FF 100 3
Sculptural Forms FF 101 3
Elements of Visual Thinking II FF 102 3
Painting I FF 150 3
Drawing I FF 198 3
Drawing II FF 199 3
Electronic Media & Culture FF 210 3
Foundation Studio Elective 3
Total Credits for the Foundation Requirements 24
Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Critical Inquiry LA 101 3
Intellectual History Electives 1 and 2 6
Science/Math Elective 3
Theory Elective 3
Art Matters AH 100 3
Modernism and After AH 201 3
Art History Electives 9
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at any level) 9
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at 300 level and above) 3
Total Credits for the Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements
42

One of the Humanistic Studies electives in the standard BFA degree plan must be taken in LIT or CWRT (Literature or Creative Writing).

Requirements for the Major in Art History, Theory, and Criticism
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Art Matters (foundation requirement) AH 100 3
Modernism and After (core requirement) AH 201 3
Ancient through Gothic AH 202 3
Renaissance through 1855 AH 200 3
Method or Criticism Course AH306/345 3
World Arts Electives AH 6
Senior Thesis/Seminar AH 499 3
Art History Electives (at least 6 credits at 400-level) AH 12*
Art History Subtotal for the Major 39
Studio requirements beyond Foundation
Level II Drawing (life or studio) 3
Photography Elective 3
3D Elective 3
Electronic Arts Elective 3
Open Electives 21
Studio Subtotal for Major 36
Foundation Studio Requirements 24
LLC Core Requirements 27/33*
Total Credits for BFA 120/126*

*Total credits required for the BFA = 120 (or 126 if an integrated degree in Humanistic Studies, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen)