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Curriculum

Total Credits for the BFA in General Fine Arts: 120 (or 126 if an integrated degree in Humanistic Studies, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen).
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 198 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 101 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 General Fine Arts

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Introduction to GFA GFA 220 3
Life Drawing DR 252 3
Studio Drawing DR 298 3
Studio Electives 6
Fine Art Electives (courses must be chosen from the
following areas: drawing, painting, photography, printmaking,
sculpture, ceramics, fiber, video, wood; up to 9 credits of
graphic design and illustration may be selected)
21
Junior Independent GFA 320 3
Professional Practices for the Visual Artist PD 455 3
Senior Thesis I FA 498 6
Senior Thesis II FA 499 6
Total Credits for the General Fine Arts Requirement
54