Art, B.F.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2021-2022

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
ARTD 1010: Its History and Meaning
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Flexible Core)
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Required Core
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 ARTD 2210: Basic Design, Drawing, and Color
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 ARTD 3066: Modern Art
Major
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
ARTD 2211: Basic Three-Dimensional Design
Major
3 Art History Course
Major
3
Art History Course
Major
3 Studio Art Course from Areas A-F
Major
3
Studio Art Course from Areas A-F
Major
3 Drawing Course
Major
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
Painting Course
Major
3 Printmaking Course
Major
3
Sculpture Course
Major
3 Photography Course
Major
3
Art History Course
Major
3 Studio Art Course from Areas A-F
Major
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ARTD 4290: B.F.A. Capstone Seminar
Major
3 ARTD 4291: B.F.A Capstone Seminar II
Major
3
Digital Art Course
Major
3 Studio Art Course from Areas A-F
Major
3
Studio Art Course from Areas A-F
Major
3 Studio Art Course from Areas A-F
Major
3
Studio Art Course from Areas A-F
Major
3 Studio Art Course from Areas A-F
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Degree Details

39 Pathways Credits*

69 Major Credits

12 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a minor towards their general elective credits

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Art
5306 Boylan Hall
Mona Hadler
mhadler@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Art BFA major includes a course (ARTD 1010) that also satisfies a Pathways requirement. Therefore, students majoring in Art BFA only need to complete 39 additional Pathways credits.

Admission to the B.F.A. degree program should be obtained prior to the completion of 26 credits in studio art. An art portfolio is required. Consult the Art Department for procedures.

The department chair, with the approval of the chair of the department's undergraduate curriculum committee, may allow substitutions for one or more of these requirements consistent with the educational goals of the program.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Art
5306 Boylan Hall
Mona Hadler
mhadler@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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