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Art Department

Chairperson: Rosemary Williams
Address: 101 Kiehle Visual Arts Center
Phone: 320-308-4283
Email: art@stcloudstate.edu
Website:  www.stcloudstate.edu/art

BFA in Art (78 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • Completed AFA-Art from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent with an overall 2.50 GPA.
  • Successful completion of formal portfolio review that includes the following: 3 observational drawings, 2 works demonstrating 2D design principles, 2 3D objects, non-digital, using different materials, 1 work using Photoshop, 1 work using Illustrator, 3-5 works of choice. See Notes.
  • Written statement responding to specific prompts.
  • Formal presentation of portfolio to SCSU art faculty.
  • Interview by SCSU art faculty.

Notes

  • A student may receive a conditional pass of the portfolio review if the overall quality of work is adequate but an essential element was inadequate or missing – for example 3D work or digital work. In such a case the specific SCSU foundation course(s) would be indicated that the applicant would need to complete with a grade of 2.67 (B-) or higher. After successfully completing the course(s) the student would be admitted into the program (there would not need to be a second portfolio review).
  • Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.50 to graduate with a BFA in Art.

Program Requirements

Transfer art credits: 30. SCSU art credits: 48. Studio Foundations, 24 credits (Transfer): 100- 200- level studio courses. 2nd-year Foundations, Art History Surveys, 6 credits (Transfer): ART 230, ART 231 equivalents. The following courses are taken at SCSU, 48 credits: 2nd-year Foundations, 6 credits: ART 201, ART 202. Upper-Division Studio, 30 credits from the following three areas. At least 12 credits must be from one of the areas. Area A, 2D Media: ART 311, ART 312 (3-6 cr), ART 315, ART 340, ART 341 (3-6 cr), ART 350, ART 351, ART 352 (3-6 cr). Area B, 3D Media: ART 360, ART 361 (3-6 cr), ART 370, ART 371 (3-6 cr). Area C, Integrated Media: ART 381 (3-6 cr), ART 382 (3-6 cr), ART 383, ART 384 (3-6 cr), ART 385, ART 386 (3-6 cr), ART 389. Advanced Studies, 9 credits: ART 401 (6 cr), ART 402. Advanced Art History, 3 credits from the following: ART 433, ART 434, ART 435, ART 436, ART 437, ART 438, ART 439.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses: ART 433, ART 434, ART 435, ART 436, ART 437, ART 438, ART 439.


BFA in Graphic Design (81 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • Art department allows direct admit to all programs.
  • Students may be directly admitted with a 60-credit AFA in art that preferably includes 24 credits of studio and 6 credits of art history. The cumulative AFA GPA must be 2.5 or higher.

Notes

  • Students must pass a portfolio review (benchmark) after successful completion of First Year Foundation courses (ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 104, ART 105). Students transferring in with an AFA must successfully complete a portfolio review during their first semester. Students have two opportunities to pass the portfolio review.
  • Must have 2.5 overall GPA to graduate.
  • AFA Transfer students who cannot complete the LEP/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum in 9 credits, who have less than 24 credits of studio, or less than 6 credits of art history will have to take more than 60 credits at SCSU to make up the deficit.
  • Students transferring in with an AFA should see an Art Department advisor to determine if there may be additional credits required to complete the BFA.

Program Requirements

(60 credits or 33 credits with AFA) A completed AFA or First Year Foundations (15 credits): ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 104, ART 105. A completed AFA or Second Year Foundations (12 credits): ART 201, ART 202, ART 230, ART 231. Graphic Design Courses (27 credits): ART 220, ART 221, ART 320, ART 321, ART 322, ART 323, ART 420, ART 421, ART 422, and 6 credits of Graphic Design Internship ART 444.

Electives

(21 credits or 18 credits with AFA) 12 credits of Studio electives or a completed AFA and 9 credits from the following: ART 311, ART 315, ART 340, ART 350, ART 351, ART 360, ART 370, ART 381, ART 382, ART 383, ART 385, ART 389. 3 credits of Studio electives from the following: ART 312, ART 341, ART 352, ART 361, ART 371, ART 384, ART 386. 6 credits of Art History with at least 3 credits from the following: ART 332, ART 436. Remaining art history electives from the following: ART 332, ART 433, ART 434, ART 435, ART 436, ART 437, ART 438, ART 439.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses: ART 433, ART 434, ART 435, ART 436, ART 437, ART 438, ART 439.


BFA in Studio Art - 2-D Media (81 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • Art department allows direct admit to all programs.

Notes

  • Students must pass a portfolio review (benchmark) after successful completion of First Year Foundation courses (ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 104, ART 105). Students have two opportunities to pass the portfolio review.
  • BFA Studio Art majors must select a concentration at the time of their portfolio review.
  • Must have 2.5 overall GPA to graduate.

Program Requirements

First Year Foundations (15 credits): ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 104, ART 105. Second Year Foundations (12 credits): ART 201, ART 202, ART 230, ART 231. Required Studio (18 credits): ART 360, ART 370, ART 381, ART 383, ART 385, ART 389. Concentration (15 credits): Core (9 credits): ART 311 or ART 315, ART 340, ART 350 or ART 351. 2-D Media Electives (6 credits): ART 312 (3-6), ART 341 (3-6), ART 352 (3-6). Advanced Studies (9 credits): ART 401 (6 credits), ART 402. Art History (3 credits) ART 437.

Electives

Studio electives from the following (6 credits): ART 361, ART 371, ART 382, ART 384, ART 386. Art History Elective (3 credits): ART 433, ART 434, ART 435, ART 436, ART 438, ART 439.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses: ART 433, ART 434, ART 435, ART 436, ART 437, ART 438, ART 439.


BFA in Studio Art - 3-D Media (81 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • Art department allows direct admit to all programs.

Notes

  • Students must pass a portfolio review (benchmark) after successful completion of First Year Foundation courses (ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 104, ART 105). Students have two opportunities to pass the portfolio review.
  • BFA Studio Art majors must select a concentration at the time of their portfolio review.
  • Must have 2.5 overall GPA to graduate.

Program Requirements

First Year Foundations (15 credits): ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 104, ART 105. Second Year Foundations (12 credits): ART 201, ART 202, ART 230, ART 231. Required Studio (18 credits): ART 311 or ART 315, ART 340, ART 350 or ART 351, ART 383, ART 385, ART 389. Concentration (15 credits): Core (9 credits): ART 360, ART 370, ART 381. 3D Media Electives (6 credits): ART 361 (3-6 credits), ART 371 (3-6 credits). Advanced Studies (9 credits): ART 401 (6 credits), ART 402. Art History (3 credits): ART 437.

Electives

Studio electives from the following (6 credits): ART 312, ART 341, ART 352, ART 382, ART 384, ART 386. Art history elective from the following (3 credits): ART 433, ART 434, ART 435, ART 436, ART 438, ART 439.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses: ART 433, ART 434, ART 435, ART 436, ART 437, ART 438, ART 439.


BFA in Studio Art - Integrated Media (81 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • Art department allows direct admit to all programs.

Notes

  • Students must pass a portfolio review (benchmark) after successful completion of First Year Foundation courses (ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 104, ART 105). Students have two opportunities to pass the portfolio review.
  • BFA Studio Art majors must select a concentration at the time of their portfolio review.
  • Must have 2.5 overall GPA to graduate.

Program Requirements

First Year Foundations (15 credits): ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 104, ART 105. Second Year Foundations (12 credits): ART 201, ART 202, ART 230, ART 231. Required Studio (18 credits): ART 311 or ART 315, ART 340, ART 350 or ART 351, ART 360, ART 370, ART 389. Concentration (18 credits): Core (9 credits): ART 381, ART 383, ART 385. Integrated Media Electives (9 credits): ART 382 (3-6 credits), ART 384 (3-6 credits), ART 386 (3-6 credits). Advanced Studies (9 credits): ART 401 (6 credits), ART 402. Art History (3 credits): ART 437.

Electives

Studio electives from the following (3 credits): ART 312, ART 341, ART 352, ART 361, ART 371. Art history elective from the following (3 credits): ART 433, ART 434, ART 435, ART 436, ART 438, ART 439.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses: ART 433, ART 434, ART 435, ART 436, ART 437, ART 438, ART 439.






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