Degree Plan

B.F.A. Degree in Art

75 hours

This major is for the person wanting a general background in art or a vocation in the field of art and its related industries.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art will:

  1. Demonstrate effective problem solving skills as applied to visual communications, artistic expression, and graphic design.
  2. Demonstrate a working understanding of art history: genres, artists, movements, and practitioner
  3. Articulate an understanding of one’s integration of faith and design/artistic expression.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and think independently.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to scholarship and creative expression.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to reproduce a visual impression/representation of form, substance, light, and shadow though figure and perspective drawing.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours. 

1. 36 hours core

  • ARTS-1103 - Technology for Graphics
  • ARTS-1113 - Fundamentals of Drawing
  • ARTS-1213 - Figure Drawing
  • ARTS-1413 - Elements of Visual Thinking
  • ARTS-2323 - Digital Design for Print
  • ARTS-2403 - Digital Photography
  • ARTS-2423 - History of Photography and Motion Pictures
  • ARTS-2523 - Form & Communication
  • ARTS-3333 - History of Design
  • ARTS-3343 - Ancient to Modern Art History
  • ARTS-3353 - Contemporary Art
  • ARTS-3773 - The Business of Branding Yourself

2. 6 hours printmaking 

  • ARTS-3113 - Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
  • ARTS-3123 - Printmaking: Serigraphy

3. 9 hours painting 

  • ARTS-2513 - Painting I
  • ARTS-3213 - Painting II
  • ARTS-4213 - Open Studio

4. 6 hours illustration 

  • ARTS-3523 - Illustration I
  • ARTS-4523 - Illustration II

5. 6 hours professional design

  • ARTS-2223 - Introduction to Communication Design
  • ARTS-2233 - Type As Visual Language

6. 12 hours Art & Design Electives 

  • 12 hours from Art Department. Senior Exhibit allowed with advisor approval.