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General Fine Arts Curriculum (2013-14)

Total Credits for the BFA in General Fine Arts: 126 (132 if a minor in art history or humanistic studies is selected)
The below degree plan is for the 2013-14 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) 6
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at 300 level and above) 6
Total Credits for the Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements

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 12
Fine Art Electives (courses must be chosen from the following areas:
drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, animation,
fiber, video, wood; up to 9 credits of graphic design and illustration may be
selected with the chair's approval)

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