Curriculum - BFA in Studio Art

The USF School of Art and Art History hosts fully equipped studios in all of these disciplines. Students majoring in Art are allowed access to all studios.

Transfer credit from other institutions is accepted on the basis of portfolio and transcript evaluation. The School of Art and Art History accepts transfer credit from all Florida programs that are part of the "common course prerequisites".

ART FOUNDATIONS 18 HOURS
Concepts and Practices I 3 Hours
Concepts and Practices II 3 Hours
History of Visual Arts I 3 Hours
History of Visual Arts II 3 Hours
Beginning Drawing 3 Hours
Intermediate Drawing 3 Hours
2000 LEVEL STUDIO 12 HOURS
2000 Level Studio 2-D Studio 3 Hours
2000 Level Studio 3-D studio 3 Hours
2000 Level Studio Specialization 3 Hours
2000 Level Elective Studio 3 Hours
3000 LEVEL STUDIO 21 HOURS
3000 Level Specialization 12 Hours
3000 Level Non-Specialization 3 Hours
3000 Level Elective Studio 3 Hours
3000 or 4000 Level Elective 3 Hours
4000 LEVEL STUDIO 6 HOURS
4000 Level Specialization 6 Hours
ART HISTORY 9 HOURS
20th Century 3 Hours
Contemporary Issues 3 Hours
4000 Level Period Art History 3 Hours
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 10 Hours
Real World 3 Hours
Extended Studies 3 Hours
Senior Thesis 4 Hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 79 HOURS
Foundations of Knowledge and Learning* 27 Hours
Exit Requirements 6 Hours
Art Requirements 79 Hours
Free Electives 8 Hours (Art or Non-Art)
TOTAL 120 HOURS
  1. Some programs, such as Photography and Sculpture, require specific intermediate courses. Check with your advisor.
  2. Real World is prerequisite to Advanced Studio Courses.
  3. Paris Program, Public Art, Museum Internships, Community Art, Artists Intership/Apprenticeships, London Middlesex Program. For other overseas studies consult with Advisor.
  4. FKL Humanities and Fine Arts are satisfied by the Art Studio curriculum. History of Visual Arts I and II satisfy Humanities, while Concepts & Practices satisfies Fine Arts.

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