BFA Degree Options

For talented students seeking a demanding program with a high degree of focus, the BFA offers in-depth study of either Studio Art or Graphic Design. The BFA is limited to select students chosen through a separate application process. Students seeking admission into our BFA programs need to demonstrate an aptitude for hard work evidenced by a strong well-presented portfolio, exemplary academic performance and solid writing skills.

BFA Studio Art

Degree Highlights
Offers a variety of courses in Ceramics, Drawing, Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture.

·Studies include specific attention to the latest developments in Art Theory, Criticism and Art History.
·Students advance from foundation studies to specialize in a medium of their choice.    
·Students use the numerous work-study, assistantship or study abroad programs to gain valuable practical experience.
·Graduates of the program have been accepted in well-known MFA programs. Students often go on to become k-12 teachers, college professors, museum professionals, gallery workers, and self-employed artists.

Requirements (80 Semester Hours):
FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 111 - Freshmen Colloquium or ART 311 Transfer Student Colloquium
  • ART 105 - Design Concepts I
  • ART 106 - Design Concepts II
  • ART 207 - Digital Media-Static
  • ART 210 - Drawing I
  • ART 243 - Intro to Digital Photography 

STUDIO CORE REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 205 - Design Concepts III
  • ART 215 - Painting I
  • ART 225 - Intro to Printmaking
  • Choice of: ART 230 - Ceramics I or ART 245 - Sculpture IART 300 - Figure Drawing I
  • ART 492 - BFA Exhibition
  • ART 496 - Studio Practicum 

STUDIO CONCENTRATION 
Four courses in one specific discipline (ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture) 

ART HISTORY/MUSEUM STUDIES REQUIRMENTS

  • ART 250 - Survey of Art I
  • ART 251 - Survey of Art II
  • Upper division Art Hist/Museum Studies
  • ART 353 - Twentieth-Century Art
  • ART 471 - Sem in Contemp Art & Design

ELECTIVES 
Any six classes in art, graphic design, art history, or museum studies. Note: Art 322 is required for all transfer students.

BFA Graphic Design

Degree Highlights

· Offers a concentration in the study and practice of contemporary Graphic Design theory and practice.· Prepares graduates for positions in the visual communications industry
·Students use state-of-the-art computer workstations and peripheral devices in a hands-on studio environment to create a wide range of graphic design projects.
·Studies include specific attention in Print Media, Web Design, and Multimedia Design.
·Optional areas of study include Three-dimensional Modeling, Animation, Videography, Book Arts and Illustration.
·Electives ensure ample opportunity for study in a wide range of media as well as focus in a specific discipline.
• Students advance from foundation studies to specialize in a medium of their choice.    
·Students use the numerous work-study, assistantship or study abroad programs to gain valuable practical experience.

Requirements (80 Semester Hours):

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 111 - Freshmen Colloquium or ART 311 - Transfer Student Colloquium
  • ART 105 - Design Concepts I
  • ART 106 - Design Concepts II
  • ART 207 - Digital Media-Static
  • ART 210 - Drawing I
  • ART 243 - Intro to Digital Photography 

GRAPHIC DESIGN CORE REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 209 - Typography
  • Upper Level Drawing - Choose 1 - ART 310, 300, or 322Note: Art 322 is required for all transfer students who do not take ART 210 at SUNY Oswego.
  • ART 307 - Type and Image
  • ART 309 - Digital Media - Motion and Interaction
  • 300 level Study - Choose two courses: ART 308 Type & Image-Static, 312 Traditional Illustration I, 313 Digital Illustration I, 317 Web Design, or 323 Digital Media for Transfers.Note: ART 323 is required for all transfer students who do not take ART 207 at SUNY Oswego
  • 400 level Study - Choose one course: ART 408 Advance Graphic Design, 409 Multimedia, 413 Digital Illustration II, 417 Web Design II, 425 Advanced Printmaking, 443 Advanced Digital Photography, 448 Creative Code for Artist, 451 Motion Graphics,or 498 Internship
  • ART 414 - Graphic Design Practicum
  • ART 492 - BFA Exhibition 

GRAPHIC DESIGN ELECTIVES 
Choose three courses not previously taken in Digital Media, Graphic Design, Photography, Printmaking, and Illustration

STUDIO ART ELECTIVE 
Choose one course not previously taken in Ceramics, 2D Design, 3D Design Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture

ART HISTORY/MUSEUM STUDIES REQUIREMENTS

  • ART 250 - Survey of Art I
  • ART 251 - Survey of Art II
  • ART 365 - History of Graphic Design
  • Upper division Art Hist/Museum Studies 6
  • Choose two courses numbered 300 or higher

ELECTIVES
Any six classes in art, graphic design, art history, or museum studies. Note: ART 322 is required for all transfer students.