May 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.F.A.

The B.F.A. degree prepares students to become professional artists, engage in professions in the arts or continue studies at the graduate level. The division offers instruction in an integrated studio environment in the following media: ceramics, digital/hybrid media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. There is also scope for the study of performance in art and for work in courses that focus on art and engagement with the city. Cross-disciplinary interaction is encouraged at every level. Students may declare the B.F.A. degree in art upon the completion of ASAG 1300 , ASAG 1304  in fall and ASAG 1308 , ASAG 1312  in spring.

To earn a B.F.A., the student is required to take a minimum of 66 hours in the Division of Art and nine to 12 hours in the Division of Art History. 

SMU Degree Requirements

An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum , one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows:

Requirements for the Major

Advanced Art Studies (30 Credit Hours)

Elective courses in Art at the 3000 level and above, no more than six credit hours of which may be Creative Computing courses

Additional Art Studies (15 Credit Hours)

Elective courses in Art­ at any level

Art History (12 Credit Hours)

At least 6 hours must be at the 2000 level or above. ASAG 3350  may substitute for one 3000-level ARHS course. Approved courses in visual culture studies from other divisions may substitute.

Total for the Major Only: 79 Credit Hours