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AA Studio Art

AA Studio Art

About the Program

This program provides students with the first two years of study toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (BFA) at UNM Albuquerque campus. These introductory courses emphasize concepts basic to the entire discipline of studio art. Courses and course sequences are designed to encourage the student’s power of observation and aesthetic awareness. The Associate of Arts degree program enables students to prepare for advanced study, gallery employment, studio assistant or a career as an individual artist. Other options such as teaching, curatorial work in a museum, free-lance design and management positions are generally achieved with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

A minimum of 65 credit hours are required with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall. At least 15 of these 65 hours must be UNM-LA catalog credit courses taken in the UNM system with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in Art Studio/Art History courses.

*Note: Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should check grade point requirements at that institution.

General Education Requirements

WRITING AND SPEAKING (9 CREDIT HOURS)

  • ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition (3)

or

  • ENGL 112: Composition II (3)

or

  • ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition (3)
  • ENGL 120: Composition III (3)
  • ENGL 220: Expository Writing (3)

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS (4 CREDIT HOURS)

Select courses from the following:

  • MATH 107: Problems in College Algebra (1)

and

  • MATH 121: College Algebra (3)
  • MATH 150: Precalculus Mathematics (3)
  • MATH 162: Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 163: Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 180: Elements of Calculus I (3)
  • STAT 145: Introduction to Statistics (3)

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3 CREDIT HOURS)

Select one course as specified from the UNM core curriculum.

Physical and Natural Sciences (4 credit Hours)

Select one course as specified from the UNM core curriculum.

HUMANITIES (6 CREDIT HOURS)

  • HIST 101: Western Civilization (3)
  • HIST 102: Western Civilization (3)

ELECTIVES (3 CREDIT HOURS)

Foreign Language (3 credit hours)

Select any non-English language course; minimum of three credit hours.

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 27 CREDIT HOURS

Technical Core Requirements

ART HISTORY (6 CREDIT HOURS)

  • ARTH 201: History of Art I (3)
  • ARTH 202: History of Art II (3)
  • ARTH 250: Modern Art (3)

ART STUDIO CORE COURSES (9 CREDIT HOURS)

  • ARTS 106: Drawing I (3)
  • ARTS 125: Art Practices I (3)
  • ARTS 126: Art Practices II (3)

ART STUDIO ELECTIVE COURSES (12 CREDIT HOURS)

Group A: Select three

  • ARTS 130: Introduction to Electronic Art (3)
  • ARTS 141: Introduction to Art and Ecology (3)
  • ARTS 157: Small Scale Metal Construction I (3)
  • ARTS 168: Introduction to Ceramics (3)
  • ARTS 187: Introduction to Photography (3)
  • ARTS 207: Painting I (3)
  • ARTS 213: Sculpture I (3)
  • ARTS 274: Introduction to Printmaking (3)

Group B: Select one

  • ARTS 205: Drawing II (3)
  • ARTS 208: Painting II (3)
  • ARTS 216: Raku–A Ceramic Reduction Process (3)
  • ARTS 268: Ceramics–Materials and Aesthetics (3)

FINE ARTS (3 CREDIT HOURS)

Select one course from the following:

  • ARTH 101: Introduction to Art (3)
  • FA 284: Experiencing the Arts (3)
  • MUS 139: Music Appreciation (3)
  • MUS 142: Rock Music Appreciation (3)

GENERAL ELECTIVES (6 CREDIT HOURS)

Courses in Music or Film are recommended to fulfill the Fine Arts elective requirements for a BFA. A maximum of 2 hours of Physical Education may count toward the degree.

TOTAL TECHNICAL CORE REQUIREMENTS 33 CREDIT HOURS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 65 CREDIT HOURS