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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN STUDIO ART IN THE
THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



Dean Robert Freeman of the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art in the College of Fine Arts of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on October 10, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on October 19, 2005, and submitted the changes to the secretary on October 21, 2005. 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 January 19, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on January 23, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on February 20, 2006, 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 3, 2006.

<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on February 24, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

4397


PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN STUDIO ART IN THE
THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



On page 217, under the heading DEGREES, in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS section in the College of Fine Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


STUDIO ART MAJOR

1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described on page 216.

2. Studio art: Sixty semester hours, consisting of
A. Studio Art 303K, 303L, 304K, and 304L.

B. [Fifteen] Twelve semester hours [distributed among at least three of the following areas, with no more than six hours in any one area:], consisting of three hours from each of the following four areas:
1. Area A: drawing, life drawing[, painting, two-dimensional design]
2. Area B: painting, printmaking[, photography, transmedia art]
3. Area C: [sculpture, ceramics, metals] photography, transmedia
4. Area D: [visual communications (including communication design and typography and production)] ceramics, metals, sculpture


C. [Thirty-three] Thirty-six additional semester hours of studio art, of which at least twenty-four hours must be upper-division.

3. Art history: Twelve semester hours, consisting of Art History 302, 304, and six semester hours of upper-division 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.


RATIONALE:
To address that fact that "ART" prefix commercial art courses that once satisfied the Area D requirement no longer exist, thus by default, Area D has been defunct since 1993—this area either needs to be dropped or utilized;

To exercise preference to utilize Area D instead of deleting it all together;

To structurally support healthy course enrollments across all areas of the studio art curriculum by redistributing some of the studio areas according to media and number of beginning level classes available to satisfy the four area requirements;

To address the concern that many faculty have about the loss of a second course of drawing in foundations for all art majors since we added a time-based foundations course.