Degree Requirements

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Art (B.F.A.)

PRE- BFA Curriculum

Pre-BFA students should pursue courses to meet the following University Graduation Requirements while awaiting admission ino the BFA Program.


UNIVERISTY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100A:  Student Success Seminar in Art      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Art majors will fulfill ACCT with ART 562. (Credit hours will be incorporated into Major/Supporting//Gen Ed/Free Electives categories).
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories).


Foundation Courses      15 hrs.


Students are required to choose at least one of the following Pre-B.F.A. Concentrations       15 hours:

Pre-BFA Ceramics

   PLUS must be enrolled in:

Pre-BFA Graphic Design

   PLUS must be enrolled in:

Pre-BFA Metals and Jewelry

   PLUS must be enrolled in:

Pre-BFA Painting

   PLUS must be enrolled in:

Pre-BFA Photography

   PLUS must be enrolled in:

Pre-BFA Printmaking

PLUS must be enrolled in:

Pre-BFA Sculpture

PLUS must be enrolled in:


Art (B.F.A.) Degree Requirements

(Some of the courses listed below may have been completed in the Pre-BFA curriculum)

UNIVERISTY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
  • Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100A:  Student Success Seminar in Art       1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Art majors will fulfill ACCT with ART 562. (Credit hours will be incorporated into Major/Supporting//Gen Ed/Free Electives categories).
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Studio Foundations:  15 hours

Art Core:  22 hours

Art History Core:       9 Hours

PLUS THREE (3) hours from:

CONCENTRATIONS

BFA Ceramics       33 hours

BFA Graphic Design       33 hours

BFA Jewelry and Metals 

BFA Painting

BFA Photography

BFA Printmaking

BFA Sculpture

Free Electives      1 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS        120 hours


ART (B.A.)

UNIVERISTY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100A:  Student Success Seminar in Art       1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Art majors will fulfill ACCT with ART 562. (Credit hours will be incorporated into Major/Supporting/Professional Education requirements below.)
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS      

Foundation Courses: 15 hrs

Art Core: 21 hrs

Art History Core:       9 Hours

PLUS THREE (3) hours from:

(One of the following two options must be chosen)
♦ TEACHER EDUCATION OPTION       41 hours

   (G = Course also satisfies a General Education element.  Hours are included within the 36 hr. General Education catagory.)

Art Education Requirements       6 hours

Professional Education Requirements        35 hours

  • AED 361: Art Teaching: Grades P-8 (3) OR EME 361: Teaching Art: Grades P-8 (3)
  • AED 540: Art Teaching: Secondary School (3) OR ESE 540: Teaching Art in the Secondary P-12 Schools (3)
  • EDF 203: Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDF 204: Emerging Instructional Technologies (2)
  • EDF 219: Human Development and Learning (3)
  • EDF 413: Assessment in Education (2)
  • EMS 300W: Curriculum & Instructional Design (1)
  • EMS 474: Teaching Content Reading (3)
  • EMS 490: Classroom and Behavior Managment in P-12 (1)
  • SED 104: Introduction to Special Education (3) (G Element 6)
  • SED 402: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (2)

PLUS TWELVE (12) HOURS of Clinical Experiences to include:

  • CED 100: Clinical I:  Intro to the Education Profession (0.5)
  • CED 200: Clinical II: Understanding the Learner (0.5)
  • CED 300: Clinical III: Curriculum and Instructional Design (0.5)
  • CED 400: Clinical IV: Diagnosis and Perception (0.5)
  • CED 450: Clinical V: Practicing Teaching (1)
  • CED 499: Supervised Student Teaching P-12 (9)

PRAXIS II AND PLT DISCLAIMER: Teacher certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for the test(s), please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website at  http://www.kyepsb.net/  for current requirements or contact The Division of Professional Learning and Assessment at 502-564-4606 or 888-598-7667. Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series and PLT exams as a requirement for licensure. Successful completion of exams is a certification requirement. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year (http://www.ets.org/praxis/ky). Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.

♦ LIBERAL ARTS OPTION       21 hours
Students are required to take an additional 21 hours of art, design, art education, or art history electives which are limited to the following classes:

FREE ELECTIVES (Liberal Arts Option only)       14 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS: 120-126 hours