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2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Multidisciplinary Fine Arts - Bachelor of Fine Arts

Lori Spencer
Fine Arts Chairperson

Mara Adamitz Scrupe
Multidisciplinary Fine Arts Coordinator

Program Total Credits: 123

The mission of the Multidisciplinary Fine Arts program is to educate students to strike a balance in their art work and studies between the depth of concentrated study in a specific discipline grounded in traditional processes and historical perspectives and a breadth of multidisciplinary concepts and practices along with contemporary modes of presentation and expression.

Program Goals:

  • Through projects and artworks produced in courses, students demonstrate an engagement with art ideas that spring from multiple creative practices that are artistic, scientific, industrial, and technological in focus.
  • Students develop strategies for individual research that combine fields of research in diverse media toward the realization of artworks that are relevant in the larger world.
  • Students develop skills and facilities in various media and disciplines that they then combine in multidisciplinary artworks.
  • Students understand and apply readings, theories and methodologies toward the production of critically informed multidisciplinary artworks.
  • Through individual and collaborative artworks produced in the program, students demonstrate the primacy of the role of the “idea” as the basis for multidisciplinary art practice.
  • Individual student art practices demonstrate technical, creative, conceptual and expressive strategies for making art that are critically, aesthetically, philosophically, culturally, and historically informed.

Freshmen Year Foundation Credits: 33

All Freshman students (and transfer students who lack sufficient background in the visual arts and design) enter the 18-credit Foundation core program that includes courses in drawing, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, and time-motion studies. The Foundation program introduces the basic language and processes of the visual arts and prepares the students for entry into a major department. Through Freshman elective course offerings, students are introduced to major course options and opportunities offered by the College of Art, Media, and Design.

Sophomore Year Credits: 30

Fall Credits: 15

Spring Credits: 15

Junior Year Credits: 30

Fall Credits: 15

Spring Credits: 15

Senior Year Credits: 30

Fall Credits: 15

Spring Credits: 15

Discipline Emphasis courses by program

Discipline Emphasis: Crafts Ceramics

Discipline Emphasis: Crafts Glass

Discipline Emphasis: Crafts Metals

Discipline Emphasis: Crafts Wood

Discipline Emphasis: Fine Arts Painting/Drawing

Discipline Emphasis: Fine Arts Sculpture

Multidisciplinary Menu Courses

Multidisciplinary Menu Courses are all of the 200-level course listed in the Discipline Emphasis area above.