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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 2017-18 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

First-Year Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements:

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Forum I FF 111 3.00
Forum II FF 112 3.00
Color & Design FF 120A or 120B 3.00
Form & Space FF 130A or 130B 3.00
Systems & Time FF 140A or 140B 3.00
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation FF 161 3.00
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.00
First-Year Studio Elective 3.00
Total Credits for the First-Year Requirements: 24.00

Liberal Arts Requirements

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

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Art Matters AH 100 3.00
Modernism and After AH 201 3.00
Art History Electives AH 9.00
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level)* 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400 level)* 3.00
Intellectual History I and II -IH1 and -IH2 6.00
Science/Math NSCI 3.00
Theory -TH 3.00
Academic Electives (or Writing Workshop, if required) 6.00
Total Credits for the Liberal Arts Requirements:
42.00

General Fine Arts Major Requirements

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Introduction to GFA GFA 220 3.00
Life Drawing DR 252 3.00
Studio Drawing DR 298 3.00

Core Studios must be chosen from the following departments:
CE, DR, FB, GFA, IS, PH, PR, PT, FILM

Up to 9.00 credits of GD or IL allowed with GFA Chairpersons approval.

21.00
GFA Junior Independent GFA 320 3.00
Professional Practices for the Visual Artist PD 455 3.00
Senior Thesis I FA 498 6.00
Senior Thesis II FA 499 6.00
Studio Electives 6.00
Total Credits for the General Fine Arts Major Requirements:
54.00

This page was last updated on 07/31/2017.