Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Fine Art, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art is designed to prepare students for entry into professional positions such as illustrators, teachers, art directors, art critics, studio/commercial photographers, or independent artists with lifelong growth as an artist. The program emphasizes mastering technical processes, understanding the role of cultural history as an influence upon artistic expression, developing verbal and visual communication skills, and the importance of creative and original thinking. Students will expand and enrich their studio and academic experiences through exhibitions, internships in professional settings such as the York College Art Galleries, completion of the Professional Development Seminar, and participation in activities such as artist’s lectures and museum excursions.

Degree Requirements

Institutional Degree Requirements 

Program-Specific Degree Requirements: To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Fine Art are required to earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in all major courses. Students must also complete a series of foundation courses by the end of the first semester of sophomore year, participate in the Sophomore Portfolio Review and Senior Portfolio Review and Exhibition, participate in the Junior Fine Art Studio Professional Development Seminar during their junior year, and in the senior year students enroll in both Senior Fine Art Studio and the Senior Art Major’s Exhibition.

General Education Requirement


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirements


Communication course:


Choose 3 credits of the following Advanced Communication courses:


Choose 3 credits of the following Quantitative Fluency courses:


Choose 3 credits of the following Global Citizenship courses or students have the option to complete this requirement by successfully completing 6 credits of the same foreign language:


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement


Choose 3 credits of the following Arts courses:


Choose 3 credits of the following Social and Behavioral Sciences courses:


Choose 3 credits of the following Natural and Physical Sciences courses:


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements. Students who transfer in 60 credits or more at the time of admission to the college will be waived from the Constellation requirement, except for Education majors. The waiver applies to the requirement for graduation but does not waive the credits to graduate; students need to meet the overall bachelor’s degree credit requirement.

Required Courses


Studio Foundation Courses


Studio Electives


Select 15 credits from the following:

Figure Drawing


Illustration


Painting


Printmaking


Sculpture


Art History Electives


Select 6 credits from the following:

General Elective Courses


Students must complete 13 credits of free elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence


Freshman Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


Spring Semester (15 credits)


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


Spring Semester (15 credits)


Junior Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


  • 3 credit hours.
  • Studio Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Art History Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Disciplinary Perspectives course - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours

Spring Semester (15 credits)


  • 3 credit hours
  • Studio Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Disciplinary Perspective course - Arts 3 credit hours
  • Disciplinary Perspective course - Natural and Physical Sciences 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


  • 3 credit hours
  • Studio Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Art History Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours

Spring Semester (15 credits)


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