Art and Design at Missouri State

BFA Four-Year Degree Plan: Painting

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school and your choice of general education electives.

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
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
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 215 Drawing 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: Science with a Lab 4
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ART 225 Painting I 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 325 Painting II 3
ART 273 Survey of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
or ART 274 Survey of Asian Art
3
Studio Core 3
ART or DES Elective - 300 or above 3
General Education: Science 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Studio Core 3
Painting elective - 300 or above 3
Art History Elective 3
Painting or Art elective - 300 or above 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Painting elective - 300 or above 3
Art History course - 300 or above 3
ART elective - 300 or above 3
General Education 3
Elective - 300 or above 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
General Education 3
ART 499 Senior Exhibition 3
ART 399 Individual Instruction 3
Art History elective - 300 or above 3
ART elective - 300 or above 3
Total hours15

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