Studio (Bachelor of Fine Arts, B.F.A.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Core Requirements
ART 110Beginning Drawing I3
ART 120Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 130Introduction to Tools and Techniques2
ART 140Ceramics I3
ART 160Beginning Drawing II3
ART 170Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 205Survey of Art History I3
ART 229Design Software Applications3
ART 255Survey of Art History II3
ART 359Photography I3
ART 369Painting I3
ART 379Sculpture I3
Option Requirements
Select one of the following options:42
Studio Art General Concentration
Art Therapy Concentration

Art Therapy

General Concentration Option 

Select a minimum of forty-two credits from the following:42
ART 257Theory and Criticism of Visual Culture3
ART 310Intermediate Drawing3
or ART 315 Illustration I
ART 329Graphic Design I3
ART 339Printmaking I3
ART 349Interactive Design I3
ART 494Senior Seminar and Exhibit1
Select six additional credit hours in Art History6
Select fifteen additional credit hours in area of Applied Emphasis15
Select five additional credit hours in Guided Art Elective5

Art Therapy Concentration Option 

Select a minimum of forty-two credit hours from the following:42
EDU 225Educational Psychology3
EDU 315Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child3
EDU 420Collaborating with Parents and Families2
PSY 230Psychology of Communication3
PSY 240Life-Span Developmental Psychology3
or PSY 319 Child/Adolescent Psychology
PSY 300Introductory Psychological Statistics3
PSY 301Psychology Research Methods3
PSY 309Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 325Psychology of Personality3
SOC 310Deviant Behavior3
SOC 360Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine3
Select three additional credit hours of Art History3
Select six additional credit hours of Art Elective6

NOTE: The following courses should be taken early in the curriculum as they are prerequisites for courses in this degree: PSY 101 General PsychologySOC 110 Introduction to SociologyMAT 116 College AlgebraENG 108 College Writing and Research or ENG 112 Honors Composition and Rhetoric, and COM 104 Oral Communication.

Program Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework. 
  2. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.