Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Studio Art 3D with Teaching Certification

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Studio Art 3D with Teaching Certification
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 23
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Art Foundation
ARTS 1313
ARTS 1314
ARTS 1315
W.A.S.H. - 2D
and W.A.S.H. - 3D
and W.A.S.H. - Lecture
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3
BFA Core
ARTS 1303Art History Survey I 23
ARTS 2317Life Drawing I3
ARTS 2375Photographic Concepts3
ARTS 3305Painting I3
ARTS 3310Printmaking3
or ARTS 3307 Performance and Video Art
ARTS 3318Sculpture I3
or ARTS 3320 Ceramics I
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
Art Major
ARTS 3307Performance and Video Art3
or ARTS 3310 Printmaking
ARTS 3317Life Drawing II3
ARTS 3318Sculpture I3
or ARTS 3320 Ceramics I
ARTS 4315Professional Practices in Art3
ARTS 4317Museum And Gallery Practices3
ARTS 4318Sculpture II3
ARTS 4320Ceramics II3
ARTS 4385Art Since 19453
ARTS 4389Criticism Thry In Visual Arts3
Select one of the following:3
Advanced Painting
Painting In Aquamedia
Book Arts
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Drawing
Select three from the following:9
Performance and Video Art
Advanced Studio
Sculpture II
Ceramics II
Teaching Certification
ARTS 3330Methods in Art Education3
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4378Content Literacy3
CISE 4379Differentiated Pedagogy3
Student Teaching
CIEE 4392Std Tch Elementary School3
CISE 4394Creatng Env For Lrng-Secondary3
CISE 4396Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
Total Hours138
First Year
Component Area II23Component Area I3
ARTS 13133Component Area III4
ARTS 13143ARTS 130323
ARTS 13153ARTS 13163
 ARTS 23133
 12 16
Second Year
Component Area IV3Component Area I3
Component Area VII3Component Area IX1
ARTS 23173ARTS 33053
ARTS 23753ARTS 3307 or 33103
ARTS 33853ARTS 33173
 ARTS 3318 or 33203
 15 16
Third Year
Component Area III4Component Area IV3
ARTS 3307 or 33103Component Area VII3
ARTS 3310 or 33203ARTS 3307, 4311, 4311, 4318, or 4320 (Two Courses)6
ARTS 4305, 4307, 4309, 4310, or 43163ARTS 43893
ARTS 43853 
 16 15
Fourth Year
Component Area VIII3Component Area VI3
ARTS 3307, 4311, 4318, or 43203Component Area IX 3
ARTS 43173ARTS 33303
ARTS 43183ARTS 43153
CISE 33843ARTS 43203
 15 15
Fifth Year
CISE 43643CIEE 43923
CISE 43773CISE 43943
CISE 43783CISE 43963
 9 9
Total Hours: 138


Students must earn a 2.5 minimum GPA in all Education coursework (SHSU and cumulative).

Students must earn a "C" or better in all Education coursework.

BFA Requirements

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in ARTS courses to graduate with a BFA.

The BFA Portfolio Review is the Department of Art’s process of review and evaluation before admitting students into any of the department’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.

Students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design, Studio Art, Animation, or Photography must pass the department's BFA Portfolio Review.

The semester after completion of the Art Foundation courses, BFA majors are required to participate in the BFA Portfolio Review.

Art Foundation
ARTS 1313W.A.S.H. - 2D3
ARTS 1314W.A.S.H. - 3D3
ARTS 1315W.A.S.H. - Lecture3
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3

For more information visit BFA Portfolio Review.

Graphic Design students must first pass the BFA Portfolio Review in order to be eligible for the Graphic Design Portfolio Review. After passing the BFA Portfolio Review, students who wish to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design must take the Graphic Design Portfolio Review the semester they are enrolled in Typography (ARTS 3322).

Some, but not all, of the upper-level studio art courses may be taken more than once for credit. Courses listed more than once in the degree plan are repeatable.

Not all art courses are offered each semester. Consult an academic advisor and the Schedule of Classes before registration.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BFA in Studio Art 3D Track with Teaching Certification is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Creative and critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Oral/, written, and visual communications.
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Global intercultural fluency.
  • Digital technology.