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2019-2020 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Studio, B.F.A.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts
Curriculum 0784 Requirements

Art Department  

Suggested Semester Plan: Program Pathway  

General Education Requirements 33-34 Credits

Up to 14 credits of prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy GE and will count as elective credit.

Major Departmental Requirements 71 Credits

Core Courses: (33 Credits)

Art Studio Concentration: (18 Credits)

Six courses in one studio area. One of these courses (3 cr.) may be taken in another area, with the permission of the concentration faculty. Studio concentration should be declared after completion of the core courses (foundation and breadth) or at the beginning of the junior year. Acceptance in a studio concentration requires the approval of the concentration faculty.

Art Studio Electives: (9 Credits)

Select 9 credits of Art Studio courses

Junior-Level B.F.A. Review: (0 Credit)

Required in the spring semester of the junior year of all art majors with 57 or more total credits

Electives 15-16

Certain major/cognate courses may also satisfy GE requirements thus increase elective credits accordingly.

Total Credits minimum 120

Additional Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in all required major courses (Major Departmental Requirements)
  2. Completion of all college-wide degree requirements (Undergraduate Degree Requirements, General Education Program).
  3. A minimum grade of C is required in all art (ART) courses.
  4. Students will be admitted to the B.F.A. program on the basis of a portfolio review. New freshman or transfer applicants must submit a letter of application and an acceptable portfolio to the art chairperson. (See the Art Department website for specific requirements.) The portfolio may be submitted prior to, concurrently with, or immediately after being accepted to the college. Students who do not have a portfolio may enroll in the B.A. program and begin work on foundation courses. New freshman students may submit recommendations from high school teachers. A B.F.A. review will be held each fall and spring semester. There will be another portfolio review opportunity at the end of the first-year foundation program.
  5. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 40 credits in art courses at SUNY Plattsburgh:
  • Studio concentration (18 cr.)
  • Additional studio electives (12 cr.)
  • Art History elective (3 cr.)


Transfer students will receive art major credit for art courses whose content is equivalent to SUNY Plattsburgh art courses, and for which a grade of C or higher was awarded.

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