Minimum Credit Requirement: 128 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 32 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum GPA: 2.0 required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: Discovery & Writing Program Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement: No
All Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*Major GPA requirements as indicated.
Students selecting to work toward a B.F.A. degree must complete a minimum of 17 courses and 72 credits, with a minimum grade of C in each course. Transfer of 3-credit courses from other institutions will require additional course(s) to fulfill the major requirement of 72 credits. Transfer courses can fulfill only 8 requirements. The following courses are required:
|Code ||Title ||Credits |
|Principles of Design|
|Introduction Printmaking: Intaglio|
|Painting Design I: Perceptual Painting and Color Theory|
|Introduction to Darkroom Photography|
|Introductory Digital Photography|
|An Artist's Life|
|Seminar/Senior Thesis (two-semester course)|
|Introduction to Art History|
or ARTH 474
| Introduction to Architectural History|
Concentration Courses (5 courses)
Minimum of four 600-700 level studio courses and no more than one of the following: , a 600-700 level art history , or a 500-level studio course . Jterm and summer courses cannot be used.
|Code ||Title ||Credits |
|Ceramics Workshop (may be repeated)|
|Principles of Typography|
|Animation and Motion Design|
|Interaction & Game Design|
|Design and Place|
|Design and People|
|Wood/Furniture Design Workshop (may be repeated)|
|Printmaking Workshop (may be repeated)|
|Painting Design II: Perceptual Painting and the Individual Artist's Vision (may be repeated, must be taken twice before advancing to 746)|
|Photography Workshop (may be repeated)|
|Sculpture Workshop (may be repeated)|
|Advanced Drawing (may be repeated)|
|Painting Design III: Perceptual Painting and Narrative Themes (may be repeated)|
|Independent Study: Studio Art (K: Wood Design, may be repeated)|
The possible areas of concentration within the department are painting, sculpture, ceramics, design, drawing, printmaking, photography, and furniture design. Proposals for individualized programs are accepted only by permission of the departmental chairperson, the major adviser, and the departmental bachelor of fine arts committee. Candidates applying for the bachelor of fine arts program are required to submit a portfolio to the B.F.A. committee, which meets each spring semester.
The Discovery Program capstone requirement may be fulfilled by completing ARTS 798 Seminar/Senior Thesis.
The required minimum overall GPA in major coursework is 2.0.
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program.
Fine arts majors may use two major-required courses to satisfy two Discovery category requirements.