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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art, BFA Ceramics Emphasis

This is a sample curriculum plan for the Visual Art BFA Ceramics Emphasis within the College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State University.

If you are a prospective student viewing this document, please note curriculum is subject to change and specific per catalog year.

For current students, this plan is intended to be a glimpse at key sequencing within the major and includes some common/important advising notes. Sample plans are meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. This plan does not replace the advice of academic advisors. Please refer to the Advising ContactsĀ page forĀ information about advising within the College of Arts and Sciences and how to contact advisors within each department.

First Year

First Semester

Subject/Area/CourseTitleCrs
ENGL 101Intro to College Writing3
ART 107Art Foundations I3
ARTHIST 101 (FA)Survey of Western Art I3
UF 100Foundations of Intellectual Life3
FCFoundations of Oral Communication*3
TOTAL15

Second Semester

Subject/Area/CourseTitleCrs
ENGL 102Writing and Rhetoric II3
ARTHIST 102 Survey of Western Art II3
ART 108 Art Foundations II3
ART 109Foundation Drawing4
FMFoundations of Mathematics3
Total16

Second Year

First Semester

Subject/Area/CourseTitleCrs
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity
3
FS Foundations of Social Sciences*3
ART 225 Ceramics (Fall only)3
ART 209, 212, 215, 251, or 2732D Art Elective3
ART 298Seminar
3
TOTAL15

Second Semester

Subject/Area/CourseTitleCrs
FNFoundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Science (Lab optional)3
FS Foundations of Social Sciences (second field)*3
ART 226Ceramics (Spring only)3
ART 209, 212, 215, 251, or 2732D Art Elective (Third Area)
3
ART 221
OR
ART 231
Intro to Art Jewelry and Metalsmithing
OR
Beginning Sculpture
3
TOTAL16

Third Year

First Semester

Subject/Area/CourseTitleCrs
FH Foundations of Humanities*3 or 4
FN Foundations of Natural, Physical and Applied Science Lecture 2: Lab Optional* (second field)3
ART 325Studio in Ceramics3
ART 221
OR
ART 231
Intro to Art Jewelry and Metalsmithing
OR
Beginning Sculpture
3
ARTHIST Upper-division Elective
Refer to Catalog3
TOTAL15 or 16

Second Semester

Subject/Area/CourseTitleCrs
ART 303, 304, 306, 307, 325, 331, 333, 334, 335, 338, or 339 Art Jewelry and Metalsmithing: Multiples
Art Jewelry and Metalsmithing: Color
Contemporary Concepts in Metalsmithing
Contemporary Concepts in Art Jewelry
Studio in Ceramics
Traditional Processes
3D Digital Processes
Assembled Form
Flexible Form
Expanded Formats
Cast Form
3
ART 325Studio in Ceramics3
ARTHIST Upper-division ElectiveRefer to Catalog3
ART or ARTHIST Elective (any level)Refer to Catalog3
ART or ARTHIST Elective Refer to Catalog3
TOTAL15

Fourth Year

First Semester

Subject/Area/CourseTitleCrs
ART 491 (FF)Senior Studio Seminar in Visual Arts
2
ART 425Studio in Ceramics
3
ART or ARTHIST Upper-division ElectiveRefer to Catalog

3
ART or ARTHIST Upper-division ElectiveRefer to Catalog3
ART or ARTHIST Upper-division ElectiveRefer to Catalog3
TOTAL14

Second Semester

Subject/Area/CourseTitleCrs
ART 490BFA Exhibition2
ART 425
Studio in Ceramics3
ART or ARTHIST Upper-division ElectiveRefer to Catalog3
ART or ARTHIST Upper-division ElectiveRefer to Catalog3
Upper-division ElectiveRefer to Catalog3
TOTAL14

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