Fine Arts Major (B.F.A.)
Incoming first-year applicants wishing to enter the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree program must first apply for, and be admitted to, the bachelor of arts (B.A.) in The Arts: Studio Art option. Students may submit a BFA portfolio after they begin their studies at UNH, as early as their first semester. Portfolio reviews for the BFA program are held each semester.
The B.F.A. curriculum provides advanced training for students who plan to enter professional graduate school or pursue careers as professional artists.
Students selecting to work toward a B.F.A. degree must complete a minimum of 17 courses and 72 credits, with a minimum grade of C in each course. The following courses are required:
|ARTS 480||Introduction to Art History||4|
|or ARTS 574||Introduction to Architectural History|
|ARTS 532||Introductory Drawing||4|
|ARTS 546||Painting Design I: Perceptual Painting and Color Theory||4|
|ARTS 567||Introductory Sculpture||4|
|ARTS 598||An Artist's Life||4|
|ARTS 632||Intermediate Drawing||4|
|or ARTS 633||Life Drawing|
|ARTS 798||Seminar/Senior Thesis||8|
|ARTS 501||Introductory Ceramics||4|
|or ARTS 525||Introductory Woodworking|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Introduction to Darkroom Photography|
|Introductory Digital Photography|
|Introduction Printmaking: Intaglio|
|Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography|
|Select four courses in one of the major program areas of the department (two must be at the advanced 700-level or the third and fourth workshops of the same medium)||16|
|Select two additional art electives (studio or art history); 2D should take at least one 3D elective and 3D should take at least one 2D elective||8|
|Select two additional 600-level or above art history courses||8|
The possible areas of concentration within the department are painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography, and furniture design. Proposals for individualized programs are accepted only by permission of the departmental chairperson, the major adviser, and the departmental bachelor of fine arts committee. Candidates applying for the bachelor of fine arts program are required to submit a portfolio to the B.F.A. committee, which meets each semester one week before preregistration.
The Discovery Program capstone requirement may be fulfilled by completing ARTS 798 Seminar/Senior Thesis.
The required minimum overall GPA in major coursework is 2.0.
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program.
Major department courses may not be used to satisfy Discovery category requirements except in the case of a second or dual major.