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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 27871     HEGIS 1001 

The major in Fine Arts provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop their artistic talent as painters, sculptors, and printmakers. It also enables them to assume a variety of positions in the art world, such as art handlers, experts in art transportation and installation, and preparators in gallery and museum settings. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2017. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFA 341 - Drawing Workshop/Experimental Drawing1.5
FA 351 - Painting V: Contemporary Concepts3
FA 361 - Sculpture III: Advanced Traditional Materials3
FA 371 - Printmaking III: Advanced Works on Paper2
RELATED AREACG 211 - Computer-Assisted Design2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 331 - Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFA 352 - Painting VI: Sources of Painted Imagery3
FA 363 - Sculpture: Casting as a Creative Medium3
FA 471 - Advanced Experimental Printmaking2
RELATED AREACG 214 - Web Page Construction
  or 311 - 2D Computer Image Generation
LIBERAL ARTSHA 411 - Western Theories of Art3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language* 3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFA 441 - Experimental Drawing II1.5
FA 451 - Painting VII: Development of Personal Aesthetics3
FA 462 - Sculpture: New Materials3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Elective**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see History of Art*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFA 411 - Interdisciplinary Media1.5
FA 491 - Senior Project Thesis: Painting
  or 492 - Senior Project Thesis: Sculpture
RELATED AREAIC 496 - Senior Internship B: Career Planning2
BE 403 - The Artist in the Marketplace3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts Elective*3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Writing Elective*3
 Total Credits: 62-62.5

Fall 2017 Requirements:  See below

* Liberal Arts: 21 credits

  • Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film and Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Math), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages and Cultures), PE (Physical Education and Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses .
  • Art History choice: 9 credits. HA 331 Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present (3 cr.), HA 411 Western Theories of Art (3 cr.), and choice of one (1) HA course that meets the General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9). See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization .

  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet the General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8). See Foreign Languages for a listing of courses.

  • Writing Elective: 3 credits. CHOICE of FI 256EN 321EN 361EN 362EN 363, or EN 364

**Related Area Elective: 3 credits. CHOICE of TD 101 or 227, or IL 133