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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, STUDIO ART MAJOR, DESIGN MAJOR, AND VISUAL ART STUDIES MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

 

Dean Robert Freeman of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes in the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in the College of Fine Arts chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on January 22, 2001. The dean approved the changes on October 8, 2002, and submitted them to the secretary on January 23, 2003. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 13, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 17, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 3, 2003, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on March 17, 2003.


<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council




This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on March 4, 2003. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, STUDIO ART MAJOR, DESIGN MAJOR, AND VISUAL ART STUDIES MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

 

On pages 207 and 208 of the College of Fine Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, the following changes are to be made:

STUDIO ART MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on pages 205-206.
2. Studio art: Sixty semester hours, consisting of
[A. Studio ART 301K, 301L, 302K, and 302L.]
A. Studio Art 303K, 303L, 304K, and 304L.
B. Fifteen semester hours distributed among at least three of the following areas, with no more than six hours in any one area:
1. Area A: drawing, life drawing, painting, two-dimensional design
2. Area B: printmaking, photography, transmedia art
3. Area C: sculpture, ceramics, metals
4. Area D: visual communications (including communication design and typography and production)
C. Thirty-three additional semester hours of studio art, of which at least twenty-four hours must be upper-division.
[3. Art history: Fifteen semester hours, consisting of Art History 301, 302, 303, and six semester hours of upper-division art history.]
3. Art history: Twelve semester hours, consisting of Art History 302, 304, and six semester hours of upper-division art history.
[4. Electives: Six semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the Department of Art and Art History.]
4. Electives: Nine semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the Department of Art and Art History.

Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above.

DESIGN MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on pages 205-206.
[2. Studio art: Twenty-one semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 301K, 301L, 302K, 302L, and nine additional semester hours of studio art.]
2. Studio art: Twenty-one semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 303K, 303L, 304K, 304L, and nine additional semester hours of studio art.
3. Design: Forty-five semester hours, consisting of Design 370 with a grade of at least C and approval of the design faculty; Design 371 with a grade of at least C and approval of the design faculty; and thirty-nine additional hours of design, of which at least twenty-four must be upper-division. Approval of the design faculty is required before the student may begin upper-division design courses. A student with transfer credit in design must have approval of the design faculty before taking upper-division design courses at the University.
[4. Art history: Twelve semester hours, consisting of Art History 302, 303, and six semester hours of upper-division art history.]
4. Art history: Twelve semester hours, consisting of Art History 302, 304, and six semester hours of upper-division art history.
5. Electives: Three semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the Department of Art and Art History.

Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above.


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VISUAL ART STUDIES MAJOR

The major in visual art studies is a preprofessional academic program recommended for students seeking teacher certification in art or planning to pursue graduate training for visual arts careers in areas such as community art development, museum education, and art therapy.

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on pages 205-206.
[2. Studio art: Thirty-nine semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 301K, 301L, 302K, 302L, 310K, 311K, 315K or 316K, and eighteen additional semester hours of studio art, of which at least twelve hours must be upper-division.]
2. Studio art: Thirty-nine semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 303K, 303L, 304K, 304L, 310K, 311K, 315K or 316K, and eighteen additional semester hours of studio art, of which at least twelve hours must be upper-division.
[3. Art history: Twelve semester hours, consisting of Art History 302, 303, and six semester hours of upper-division art history.]
3. Art history: Twelve semester hours, consisting of Art History 302, 304, and six semester hours of upper-division art history.
4. Visual art studies: Twelve semester hours, consisting of Visual Art Studies 330 or 370C, 241C, 141D, 251C, 151D, 261C, and 161D.
5. Minor: Twelve semester hours approved by the visual art studies adviser.
6. Approved electives: Six semester hours of coursework approved by the visual art studies adviser.

Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above.

Rationale: The proposed courses will constitute the new Departmental Foundations Program. The process for formulating the new Foundations Program began with the Self-Study Report prepared for the accreditation of the department by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The identified curricular goals are:

1. Provide a Foundations Program that would better prepare students for courses in all four divisions of the Department.
2. Insure that all students in the Department of Art and Art History receive a similar set of foundational experiences.
3. Introduce concepts and practices that were not previously taught at the freshman level (i.e., Time-Based Art Foundations).
4. Develop a new foundations art history course for art majors (i.e., Issues in Visual Culture).