Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Harry McCue, Professor and Chair
The curriculum prepares students for graduate training in art and for careers as professional artists. Art majors are required to take at least two of the six introductory courses before taking classes above level 2. All classes meet twice a week.
Requirements for Honors in Art
A B.F.A. or B.A. art student wishing to pursue honors in art should submit a written proposal to the chair of the department before the end of the first semester of his or her senior year. This proposal should include a request for a faculty sponsor who will work with the applicant in an advisory capacity. Honors awards will be based on three criteria: a full faculty review of the applicant's portfolio, an oral presentation of the concepts and methodologies that are the basis for the production of the portfolio, and the applicant's GPA. The portfolio should represent a body of work (e.g., solo exhibition or slide presentation) beyond the requirements for the major. Portfolio presentations must be scheduled by the student to take place during the second semester of the senior year. The deadline for the presentation will be no later than the third week in March for those graduating at the end of the spring semester. In order to receive honors, the applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.
Requirements for the Major in Art -- B.A.
Credits in the major
Credits outside the major
Requirements for the Major in Art -- B.F.A.
Credits in the major -- Required credits in the major
Restricted electives in the major -- A total of 12 credits selected from the following
A total of 12 credits selected from the following
A total of 9 credits selected from the following
Requirements for Art Education, B.A.
This program leads to K-12 New York State initial teaching certification.
Credits in the major offered by the department
Restricted elective courses offered by the department -- 12 credits selected from two of the following media areas
Three credits selected from the following
Restricted electives offered by other departments -- A total of 9 credits selected from the following
Core education requirements
1. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English. Students may test out of this requirement by taking the language placement test and placing at level 2.
2. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course at the 106 level or above.
3. All teaching-option students must successfully complete the second-year review and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in their subject. If a student receives an unsuccessful review, or a review with stipulations, the student must participate in and successfully pass a second review the following year. Unsuccessful reviews and reviews with stipulations will be accompanied by a written statement outlining what must be done before the second review is completed.
4. Students must earn a grade of B or better in 327-30810 and 327-31410 to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
5. Professional Semester in Education and the Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken.
6. All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all three sections of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam: the liberal arts and sciences test, the assessment of teaching skills-written, and the content area exam.
7. The student's department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
Minor in Art
Requirements for the minor in art -- Select two of the following
A faculty adviser will be appointed for each student taking a minor in art.
A. Ozolins, Office of Publications, 21. October, 2002