Art Major, BFA

Campus: NYC


This program offers an intensive curriculum in studio art that prepares students for a rewarding career in art or design, or advanced study in the field. Students receive a broad introduction to the studio arts through a sequence of introductory courses in different media, followed by elective courses (at least half of them intermediate/advanced practice-based ones).  

Students also have the opportunity to select an available concentration (e.g., Film/Video Production; Painting/Drawing; Photography; Digital/Graphic Design; or Sculpture).

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 72
Open Electives 1-12
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

University Core
Complete University Core Requirements44-55
Total Credits44-55

Major Requirements ( 72 Credits)

Required Studio Foundations Major Courses
ART 140Drawing I3
ART 145Painting I3
ART 186Digital Design I3
ART 130Sculpture I3
or ART 133 Ceramics I
ART 153Introduction to Photography3
or ART 159 Photography I
Required Major Electives 1
Intermediate or advanced pratice-based courses. 221
Courses chosen in consultation with department advisor21
Capstone Course
Select a maximum of three capstone courses: Project Studio A/B/C
ART 306Project Studio A3
ART 307Project Studio B3
Required Art History Courses
ART 102Art History: Ancient through Gothic Art3
ART 103Art History: Renaissance through Modern Art3
Select one of the following:3
Picturing Art in Film and Video
Contemporary Art History
Art History: Modern Art
New York and the Visual Arts
Art History: History of Photography
History of Film I
The Art of Film
Select one of the following:3
Art History: Latin American Art
Art History: African Art
Art History: Aspects of Asian Art
Total Credits75

Open Electives (1-12 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 1-12 credits1-12
Total Credits1-12