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Bachelor of Fine Arts


Catalog Correction | This major was modified on August 8, 2016, to correct an error. The “All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or above” requirement” only applies to the Graphic Design Concentration


Revised Program November 2012, Effective Winter 2013

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is designed to encourage students to develop a personal focus and direction as well as learn to function professionally as artists.

An extensive range of foundation courses, culminating in ARTS 290 - Studio Concepts   and the accompanying Foundations Review provides students with the basic skills they need to be successful in upper-level courses. The required area of concentration allows students to gain a level of expertise in a specific medium and use that expertise to refine their own artistic vision. Art elective requirements allow students to gain practical knowledge in a range of media as well as to engage in experiences that support their area of concentration. A Capstone course provides direction for their future professional careers and gives students an immersive experience by requiring them to exhibit and disseminate their work.

Art Department Information:


Department Head: Colin Blakely
Department Contact: cblakely@emich.edu
Website: http://www.emich.edu/art/

General Education Requirements:


For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .  Download the Gen Ed Checklist  here.

Major Requirements: 81 hours


Students in this program are granted a waiver of the University requirement that students may not earn “more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix).” Students may apply up to, but not exceed 63 hours in one subject area (prefix) toward their degree.

Studio Courses: 45 hours


Arts Studio Electives: 18-24 hours


Select from studio arts courses in consultation with an adviser.

Minor Requirements:


This major does not require a minor.

Program Total:


Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Note:


* Students in Graphic Design must take

 

** Course must be taken concurrently with the final course in chosen Area of Concentration. Capstone is a Writing Intensive class and meets the requirements of the General Education Program.

Critical Graduation Information:


The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.

  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).

  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)

  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.

  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.

  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.

  • Not more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix) may be applied towards the minimum of 124 credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree.

  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses, that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more that one major or minor.

    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor

    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.

    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level of higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor

  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is coordinated by the Office of Admissions, and additional documentation may be required.

  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be earned in courses taken at EMU in each major and minor. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)

General Education Requirements:

EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available on the General Education section of the catalog: General Education  

  • For Students who began their undergraduate program at EMU in Fall 2007 or later or who have elected to follow the current (“new”) General Education Program, follow the “For Students” link under the Current Program heading.

  • For Students who began their undergraduate program at EMU before Fall 2007 and who have elected to follow the Pre-2007 General Education Requirements, follow the “General Education Program Prior to Fall 2007 (pdf file)” link under the Program Prior to Fall 2007 heading. Please note that students who wish to graduate under pre-2007 General Education requirements must graduate by August 2014; those who have not completed all degree requirements by that time will need to satisfy the current (Fall 2007) General Education requirements.

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on MACRAO or articulation agreements; consult your academic adviser for additional information.


University Information: Consult the online catalog at catalog.emich.edu.