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Curriculum

Total Credits for the BFA in Painting: 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 
Number
Credits
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 
Number
Credits
Art Matters AH 100 3.00
Modernism & 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

Painting Major Requirements

Course Title

Course
Number

Credits
Painting I PT 150 3.00
Painting II PT 200 3.00
Sophomore Painting PT 250 3.00
Life Drawing DR 252 3.00
Studio Drawing DR 298 3.00
Junior Independent Painting PT 350 3 - 6.00
Professional Practices for the Visual Artist PD 455 3.00
Senior Thesis I FA 498 6.00
Senior Thesis II FA 499 6.00
Painting Electives PT 12.00
Studio Electives 9.00
Total Credits for the Painting Major Requirements: 54 - 57.00

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