BFA Degree & Area of Emphasis Requirements

The BFA degree requires 60 hours of major coursework (beyond Area VI requirements).

A minimum grade of C (not C-) is required in all major courses.

For most current requirements and detailed course descriptions, refer to the UGA bulletin.


Area VI Courses

Area VI of the UGA General Education Core Curriculum outlines requirements.

ARST 1040 Professional Seminar
ARST 1050 Drawing I
ARST 1060 Color and Composition
ARST 1080 Three-Dimensional Design
ARST 2010 Intermediate Drawing/ARST 2020 Ideation and Methodologies
ARHI 2300 Art History I **
ARHI 2400 Art History II **

**Both are required in core Area IV.

Franklin College Core Requirements

Additionally, the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences requires core courses for its majors. BFA students need only the additional multicultural course requirement.

Studio Art Core

Effective spring semester 2017, what was formerly Foundations has expanded to the Studio Core requirements and includes:

ARST 2020 Ideation and Methodologies
ARST 4915 Thematic Inquiry in Contemporary Art & Design
ARST 4990 Exhibition and Professional Practices


BFA in Fine Art Areas of Concentration:

Art Education Interior Design
ArtX: Expanded Forms Jewelry & Metalwork
Ceramics Printmaking & Book Arts
Drawing & Painting Photography
Fabric Design

Scientific Illustration

Graphic Design Sculpture

Art Education

Students are urged to take ARTS 2050 (Area IV, Humanities and the Arts). This course also fulfills the Franklin College Multicultural requirement.

EFND 2120 is highly recommended if the student has available general electives.

AREA VI: ARHI 2400, ARST 1040, ARST 1050, ARST 1060, ARST 1070, ARST 1080; one 2000-level ARST course


Art X: Expanded Forms

Area IV: *ARST 2810 Hypermedia is recommended

Art X Courses (24 Hours):
12 hours of 3000 level and 12 hours of 4000 level courses. ARST 4800 repeatable up to 3 times (max. 9 hours).

ARST 3800 Transmedia
ARST 3810 CAD/FAB I
ARST 3830 Digital Video I
ARST 3840 Interdisciplinary Art I 
ARST 3850 Interactive Art I      
ARST 3860 Net Art     
ARST 3870 E-Gadgets 
ARST 4800 Special Topics in Art & Tech
ARST 4810 Cad & Fabrication
ARST 4830 Digital Video II
ARST 4840 Interdisciplinary Art II
ARST 4850 Interactive Art II         
ARST 4860 Video Installation      
ARST 4880 Directed Study in Digital Media

Elective Studios (12 Hours) 2000-level or higher
Note: ARST 2800 Intro Digital Imaging is required unless exemption is approved by the Area Chair. Sufficient knowledge of digital imaging tools is required for exemption.

Elective Studio: 12 hours
ARST courses at the 3000/4000-level in any studio area within the School of Art.

Senior Exit in Art X: 3 hours
ARST 4820 Exit Studio in Art X 

Art History: 9 hours
ARHI 3000/4000 level (take two 3000-level courses before enrolling in a 4000-level course)


Ceramics

Area IV: ARHI 2300, ARST 1040, ARST 1050, ARST 1060, ARST 1070, ARST 1080; one 2000-level ARST course

3 hours:
ARST 2500 Introduction to Ceramics OR
ARST 2550 Introduction to Throwing

Ceramics Courses: 18 hours
ARST 3500 Intermediate Ceramics (repeatable for 9 hrs)
ARST 4500 Advanced Ceramics (repeatable for 9 hrs)

Studio Electives: 30 hours
ARST courses at the 2000/3000/4000 level (at least 9 hrs must be in 3000-level or above courses)

Senior Exit Course: 3 hours ARST 4590 (repeatable for 9 hrs)

Art History: 9 hours
ARHI 3000/4000 level (take two 3000-level courses before enrolling in a 4000-level course)


Drawing & Painting

Area VI
ARHI 2400, ARST 1040, ARST 1050, ARST 1060, ARST 1070, ARST 1080; one 2000-level ARST Painting (2100) or Drawing course (2000 or 2010)

Art History: 9 hours
ARHI 3000/4000 level (Take two 3000-level courses before enrolling in a 4000-level course.)

BFA in Fine Art, Emphahsis in Painting

Painting: 15 hours
ARST 2100 Introductory Painting
ARST 2110, or 2115, or 2120 Intermediate Painting
ARST 3130 Figure Painting
ARST 3140 Painting Studio (6 hrs)
ARST 4110 Senior Exit (Requires a senior exhibition, critique, portfolio, and evaluation)

Drawing: 9 hours
ARST 2000 Introduction to Figure Drawing
ARST 2010 Intermediate Drawing
ARST 3010 Advanced Drawing

Choose Four Additional Painting & Drawing Courses: 12 hours
ARST 3010 Advanced Drawing (repeatable max. 9 hours)
ARST 3099 Advanced Drawing: Drawing in Conceptual Space (repeatable up to 3 times)
ARST 3110 Transparent Watercolor
ARST 3144 Advanced Painting: Hybrids
ARST 3145 The Figure as Subject and the Narrative Impulse
ARST 4140 Advanced Studio Concepts
ARST 3120 Aqueous Media
ARST 3140 Painting Studio (repeatable up to 3 times)
ARST 3150 Advanced Figure Painting
ARST 3160 Painting Materials and Techniques
ARST 4020 Figure Drawing/Anatomy

Studio Electives: 18 hours
ARST courses at the 2000/3000/4000 level in any area within the school or additional Drawing and Painting courses including the following:
ARST 4080 Drawing: Directed Study
ARST 4180 Painting-Directed Study
ARST 4900 Technical Problems
ARST 4930 Internship in Art
ARTS 4920 Seminar in Contemporary Art

BFA in Fine Art, Empahsis in Drawing

Drawing: 21 hours
ARST 2010 Intermediate Drawing
ARST 2000 Introduction to Figure Drawing
ARST 3010 Advanced Drawing (9 hours)
ARST 4020 Figure Drawing / Anatomy
ARST 4090 Senior Exit (Requires a senior exhibition, critique, portfolio, and evaluation)

Painting: 6 hours
ARST 2110 Introductory Painting
ARST 2110 Intermediate Painting

Choose Two Additional Painting & Drawing Courses: 9 hours
ARST 3099 Advanced Drawing: Drawing in Conceptual Space (repeatable max. 6 hours)
ARST 3110 Transparent Watercolor
ARST 3120 Aqueous Media
ARST 3130 Figure Painting
ARST 3140 Painting Studio
ARST 3144 Advanced Painting: Hybrids
ARST 3145 The Figure as Subject and the Narrative Impulse
ARST 4140 Advanced Studio Concepts
ARST 3150 Advanced Figure Painting
ARST 3160 Painting Materials and Techniques

Studio Electives: 15 hours
ARST courses at the 2000/3000/4000 level including the following:
ARST 4080 Drawing: Directed Study
ARST 4180 Painting: Directed Study
ARST 4900 Technical Problems (including Film)
ARST 4930 Internship in Art
ARTS 4920 Seminar in Contemporary Art


 Fabric Design

Area VI: ARHI 2400, ARST 1040, ARST 1050, ARST 1060, ARST 1070, ARST 1080, ARST 2700

Fabric Design Courses: 24 hours from the following:
ARST 2710 Surface Design
ARST 3700 Weaving I
ARST 3710 Advanced Weaving
ARST 3730 Screen Printing
ARST 3760 Advanced Studio Practices
ARST 3770 Design for Industry
ARST 3780 Material Futures
ARST 4700 CAD for Textiles

Fabric Design Electives: choose 3 hours from the following:
ARST 3720 Textile Concepts
ARST 3750 History of Fabric Design
ARST 4780 Directed Study Fabric Design

Related Studio Courses: 9 hours
ARST 2010 or 2100 Intermediate Drawing or Introductory Painting
ARST 2210 Introductory Photography & Image Culture
ARST 2800 Introduction to Digital Imaging

Studio Electives: 12 hours
ARST, ARGD, ARID courses at the 2000/3000/4000 level in any area with the school including the following:
ARST 4930 Internship in Art
ARST 4900 Technical Problems
ARTS 4920 Seminar in Contemporary Art
Studio electives can include six additional hours of fabric design coursework

ARST 4710 Senior Exit: 3 hours

Art History: 9 hours
ARHI 3000/4000 level (take two 3000-level courses before enrolling in a 4000-level course)


Graphic Design
effective fall 2016

Required ARGD courses: 33 hours
ARST 2210 Intro Photo & Image Culture
ARGD 3020 Graphic Systems
ARGD 3030 Typography 
ARGD 3060 Type & Image
ARGD 3070 Graphic Design History
ARGD 4020 Environmental Graphic Design 
ARGD 4030 Advanced Typography 
ARGD 4060 Design Center 
ARGD 4090 Visual Narrative Systems
ARGD 4110 Senior Portfolio Project
ARGD 4115 Design Professional Practices 

Art & Design Electives: 9 hours
Choose six (9) hours from the following: 
ARST studio courses 2000-level or above (except ARST 4230 & ARST 4930)
ARID (Interior Design) courses 2000-level or above (except ARID 3125 & ARID 4010)
ARGD (Graphic Design) courses, including ARGD 4080 (can be repeated for up to 9 hours) 
ARST 4900, ARST 4100 & ARST 4920

ARGD Elective Courses
ARGD 3050 Illustration
ARGD 4040 Advanced Illustration
ARGD 4080 Special Topics in Graphic Design
(Receont topics: UX Design Research, Character Design) 
ARGD 4160  Data Visualization 
ARGD 4190 Topics in Digital Platforms & Dynamic Media

Art HIstory: 6 hours
(6) hours of ARHI 3000/4000 level courses

Design Focus Tracks/Professional Electives; 9 hours
(9) hours in one of the following associated subject areas:

  • Art, Design & Architectural History
  • Communications & Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • Interaction & Computing
  • Marketing & Strategy
  • Studio Art & Design

Find more detailed course information here or on the UGA Bulletin.


Interior Design

Pre-requisite Interior Design Courses
ARID 2110 Studio I: Single Family Residential Design
ARID 2210 Concepts in Design

Interior Design Progression Review

Full progression into the Interior Design program requires completion of the Foundations program, ARID 2110, and ARID 2210. Admission is based on the area's resources and results of the Interior Design Progression Review, held at the end of Fall Semester. Students apply after completing ARID 2110 and ARID 2210. Faculty review the following materials:

  • cumulative GPA
  • portfolio of work from ID and foundation art studios
  • evaluation of an assigned weekend-long project
  • grades on prerequisite art and ID courses
  • effort and participation in ID studio courses

Interior Design Courses after Progression into the Program
ARID 3100 Concepts Studio

ARID 3110 Studio II; Documenting Interior Design Projects
ARID 3120 Studio III; Space Programming and Office Design
ARID 3125 Internship Preparation
ARID 3210 History of Decorative Arts I
ARID 3220 History of Decorative Arts II
ARID 3310 Building Systems
ARID 3320 Interior Finishes and Materials
ARID 3330 Lighting for Interior Design
ARID 3340 Furniture Design
ARID 3410 Computer-Aided Design for Interiors
ARID 3420 Professional Application
ARID 4010 Interior Design Internship*
ARID 4100 Studio IV: Non-residential Green Design
ARID 4110 Studio V: Large-Scale, Non-Residential Design
ARID 4650 Senior Exit in ID

* Students may use an approved study abroad experience to replace the internship requirement with an approved elective. 

Art History
One ARHI 3000-level elective is required.

Interior Design & Studio Electives
*Students must take two art studio electives for a total of six credit hours. The following ID courses may count as studio electives. Students are encouraged to diversify by taking ARST courses as studio electives.

ARID 4015 Documentation of Vernacular Architecture
ARID 4080 Directed Study in Interior Design
ARID 4150 Special Topics in Interior Design
ARID 4410 Time-based Media and Design

Electives outside the School of Art, such as in Drama or Landscape Architecture, must be approved by your advisor.


Jewelry and Metalwork

AREA VI:
ARHI 2400, ARST 1040, ARST 1050, ARST 1060, ARST 1070, ARST 1080, ARST 2600

JEWELRY/METALWORK COURSES:
Choose 27 hours from the following:
ARST 3610 Jewelry (9 hrs)
ARST 3620 Metalwork (9 hrs)
ARST 4600 Jewelry (9 hrs)
ARST 4610 Metalwork (9 hrs)

RELATED STUDIO COURSES: 
Choose 9 hours from the following:
ARST 2010 Intermediate Drawing
ARST 2310 Printmaking Intaglio I
ARST 2400 Sculpture Fundamentals
ARST 2500 Introduction to Ceramics
ARST 2700 Textile Foundations
ARST 4930 Internship in Art (Approved for major)

STUDIO ELECTIVES: 12 HRS
ARST, ARGD, ARID courses at the 2000/3000/4000 level

SENIOR EXIT: 3 HRS
ARST 4620 (requires a senior exhibition, critique, portfolio, and evaluation)
A minimum of 27 hrs of 3000 or 4000-level classes must be completed before registering for ARST 4620

ART HISTORY: 9 HRS
ARHI 3000/4000 level
(take two 3000-level courses before enrolling in a 4000-level course)


Photography

Area VI: ARHI 2400, ARST 1040, ARST 1050, ARST 1060, ARST 1070, ARST 1080, ARST 2210

Studio Electives: 18 hours of ARST courses at the 2000/3000/4000 level

Major Courses: 24 hours of Photography Area courses including 9 hours of Photography Electives. See bulletin.uga.edu for full descriptions.

Art History: 9 hrs of ARHI 3000/4000 level (take two 3000-level courses before enrolling in a 4000-level course)


Printmaking & Book Arts

Area VI: ARHI 2400, ARST 1040, ARST 1050, ARST 1060, ARST 1070, ARST 1080; one 2000-level ARST course

Printmaking Courses 
Choose 27 hrs from the following:
ARST 2300 Relief Processes I
ARST 2310 Intaglio I
ARST 2320 Lithography I
ARST 2330 Screen Printing I
ARST 2340 Digital Printmaking
ARST 3310 Papermaking I
ARST 3320 Book Arts/Letterpress I
ARST 3340 Advanced Printmaking (can be repeated)
ARST 3370 Advanced Book Arts (can be repeated)
ARST 4300 Internship
ARST 4330 Printmaking: Special Topics I
ARST 4340 Printmaking: Special Topics I
ARST 4380 Directed Study in Printmaking

Studio Electives: 21 hours
ARST, ARGD, ARID courses at the 2000/3000/4000 level

Senior Exit ARST 4310: 3 hours (requires a senior exhibition, critique, portfolio, and evaluation)

Art History: 9 hours
ARHI 3000/4000 level (take two 3000 level courses before enrolling in a 4000-level course)


Scientific Illustration

Scientific Illustration Area VI
ARHI 2400, ARST 1040, ARST 1050, ARST 1060, ARST 1070, ARST 1080; ARST 2010 or ARST 2000

ARST 2000 Introduction to the Figure (3 hours)

ARGD 3020 Graphic Systems (3 hours) or ARST 2800 Introduction to Digital Imaging
ARGD 3310 Fundamentals of Scientific Illustration (6 hours)
ARGD 3320 Intermediate Scientific Illustration (6 hours)
ARGD 3330 Advanced Scientific Illustration (6 hours)
ARST 4020 Anatomy for the Figure (3 hours)

Studio Electives: choose 9 hrs from the following:
ARGD 3010 Design Drawing Techniques
ARGD 3050 Illustration
ARGD 4090 Digital Narrative Systems 
ARGD 4080 Special Problems in Graphic Design
ARST 2100 Intro Painting
ARST 2210 Intro Photography & Image Culture
ARST 3010 Advanced Drawing

Science Electives: choose 12 hrs from the following:
BTNY 4230/4230L
BTNY 4650/4650L
CBIO 2200/2200L*
CBIO 2210/2210L*
CBIO 3000/3000L*
ECOL (FORS) 3260/3260L
ECOLl 4050/4050L
ECO 4040/4040L
ECOL 4070/4070L
ECOL 4060/4060L
ECOL (FORS) 3580/3580L

*Note: CBIO 2200/2200L, CBIO 2210/2210L, and CBIO 3000/3000L are required for Medical Illustration.

Senior Exit ARGD 3340: 3 hours (requires a senior exhibition, critique, portfolio, and evaluation)

Art History: 9 hours
ARHI 300/4000 level (take two 3000-level courses before enrolling in a 4000-level course)