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Curriculum

Total Credits for the BFA in Illustration: 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 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
AH 100 - Art Matters 3
AH 201 - Modernism and After 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 Illustration

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Life Drawing DR 252 3
Studio Drawing DR 298 3
Studio Electives 15
Sophomore year
Illustration I IL 200 3
Illustration II IL 201 3
Illustration Electives IL 200 level 6
Junior year
Junior Illustration I IL 340 3
Junior Illustration II IL 341/390 3
Illustration Electives IL 6
Senior year
Senior Illustration I IL 400 3
Senior Illustration II IL 401 3
Professional Development  for Illustrators I IL405 3
Total Credits for the Illustration Requirement 54