Art, Photography, Comprehensive Major
|GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE|
|Minimum total for graduation 1||120|
|Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)||39|
|Liberal Education Core||36|
|Grade Point Requirements 2|
|University Residency Requirements 3|
|Major, Standard, upper division in residence||12|
|Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence||21|
|Certificate||25 percent of credits|
|Procedures Required for Graduation|
|Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.|
|Apply for graduation on CampS.|
Certain programs exceed this minimum.
See special requirements in each College.
See special requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Liberal Education Core
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise.
|LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS||a minimum of 36 credits|
|Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): Humanities||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine Arts||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral Communication||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Skills Outcome 2 (S2): Mathematics||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 3 (S3): Creativity||One (1) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives||One (1) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental Issues||One (1) learning experiences|
|Integration Outcome 1 (I1): Integration||Two (2) learning experiences|
College Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Fine Arts
University Graduation Requirements. All candidates for degrees must fulfill the requirements for credits, curriculum, GPA, and University residency as specified in the section of this catalog titled University Graduation Requirements.
College Graduation Requirements: Grade Point Averages. All candidates for degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences must earn minimum resident and total GPAs of 2.00 in the major, the minor, and the certificate. The resident and total GPAs for the major are computed using all attempted credits applicable to the major including those offered by departments other than the major department. The resident and total GPAs for the minor and certificate are computed similarly.
Major-Minor and Major-Certificate Requirements. A standard major (a minimum of 36 credits) must be supplemented by a minor (a minimum of 24 credits) or by a certificate (12 to 18 credits) to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program. No minor or certificate is required with a Comprehensive Major (60 or more credits) or with two majors of 36 or more credits each.
Certain degree programs which include Comprehensive Majors may require more than the minimum of 120 credits for graduation.
Acceptable academic program combinations are determined at the college level. A major and a minor or a major and certificate or two majors (if available) may not be elected in the same department or program, except in the approved combinations listed here.
College Credits. Earn at least 90 credits in courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (B.F.A.)
Fulfillment of all University Graduation Requirements (which includes the Liberal Education Core); all College-level degree requirements (major and minor/certificate emphases, GPAs, earning at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences course work); foreign language competency at the 102 level. Foreign language competency can be met in one of two ways: (1) Achieve a score on the foreign language placement test that qualifies the student to enter the 201-level course in a foreign language. (2) Earn a grade of at least C (not C-) or a mark of S in a 102-level foreign language course (or AIS 112 or AIS 122 / LANG 122 or CSD 103).
This degree is designed as a specialty for students pursuing graduate studies or planning careers in Photography. It provides the most immersive studio experience for graduating with a greater level of artistic development and focus. Students enrolling in the Comprehensive Major: Art, Photography Emphasis will need to apply for a B.F.A. Review to remain in this major. The suggested time for this review is in the second year of study.
|Seventy-five semester credits, including:|
|Foundations Courses: 1|
|ART 107||Foundations: Drawing and Composition||3|
|ART 108||Foundations: Color and Composition||3|
|ART 110||Foundations: Three-Dimensional Art||3|
|ARTH 109||Art of the 20th Century||3|
|Art History Requirements:|
|ARTH 111||Survey: Ancient to Medieval Art||3|
|ARTH 112||Survey: Renaissance to 20th Century Art||3|
|ART 281||Introduction to Photography as an Art Form||3|
|ART 381||Intermediate Photography: Darkroom||3|
|ART 382||Intermediate Photography: Digital||3|
|ART 383||Video for Art and Design||3|
|or ART 384||Artist Books: Image & Text|
|ART 481||Advanced Studio-Photography 2||6|
|ART 481||Advanced Studio-Photography 2||3|
|or ART 402||Advanced Studio Practice|
|Area Support Options, Choose Four: 3||12|
|Drawing: Contemporary Abstraction|
|Life Drawing I|
|Introduction to Painting|
|Introduction to Prints|
|Printmaking - Relief-Beginning|
|Printmaking - Intaglio-Beginning|
|Printmaking - Lithography-Beginning|
|Graphic Design I: Compositional Principles of Graphic Design|
|Principles of Typography|
|3-D Computer Modeling|
|Drawing: Conceptual Practices|
|Life Drawing II|
|3-D Computer Animation I|
|Video for Art and Design|
|Artist Books: Image & Text|
|Art History Requirement|
|ARTH 227||History of Photography||3|
|Electives in Art (ART) or Art History (ARTH)||18|
|Electives in Art History (ARTH)||3|
Foundations courses should be completed in the first year of study.
Repeat ART 481 for a minimum total of six credits. Then choose ART 481 again for three additional credits (totaling 9) or ART 402.
Courses need not be taken in a specified group, but these recommended groups provide a deeper support experience:
Additional B.F.A. Requirements
Full guidelines for B.F.A. Requirements can be found on the Department's website.
- To be accepted to continue in the B.F.A. program, students must pass the B.F.A. Entrance Review. To complete the Review, students must apply with a minimum of 18 Art & Design credits including ART 107, ART 108, ART 110, ARTH 109 plus two courses in studio art. The maximum number of Art credits taken (including current enrollment) prior to the B.F.A. Entrance Review is 30.
B.F.A. Comprehensive Art majors must complete at least one of the following travel experiences:
A) UWEC-approved International Study program;
B) at least one of the department’s national field trips;
C) at least two of the department’s regional field trips.
- To complete the B.F.A. program, students must participate in a Senior Exhibition.
NOTE: Transfers, Changes of Major, and other exceptions must check with the Department and their faculty advisor to determine their position within the program and what requirements they will need to meet.