Art and Design at Missouri State

BFA Four-Year Degree Plan: Ceramics

The Art and Design degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight regular semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University. Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss schedules and options.

Course Rotation

The course schedule is a tentative plan for future semesters. These courses and modalities are subject to change based on available faculty.

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The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 100 2D Design 3
ART 115 Drawing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 101 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 110 Introduction to New Media 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 130+ 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 212 Ceramics I 3
ART 271 History of Western Art I 3
Studio Core 3
General Education 3
General Education: Science with a Lab 4
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 312 Ceramics II 3
ART 271 History of Western Art I
or ART 272 History of Western Art II
3
Studio Core 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 273 Survey of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
or ART 274 Survey of Asian Art
3
ART 313 Ceramics III 3
Studio Core 3
300+ Art and Design Elective 3
General Education: Science 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 313 Ceramics III 3
Art History Elective 3
Studio Core 3
300+ Art and Design Elective 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ART 314 Special Topics in Ceramics 3
300+ Art History Elective 3
300+ Art and Design Elective 3
300+ Art and Design Elective 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 499 Senior Exhibition 3
ART 399 Individual Instruction 3
300+ Art and Design Elective 3
300+ Elective (if needed to fulfill 40 hour upper division min) 3-4
General Educaton (to fullfil 125 hour min) 3-4
Total hours15-16

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