BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is a professional studio degree. The BFA degree is earned after successful completion of an intensive, 4-4.5 year program that provides the student with a series of in-depth studio experiences leading to a thesis/senior presentation, and balanced by studies in humanities, mathematics, and sciences. The BFA degree may also serve as a preparation for graduate studies - usually the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in studio art or design.
In the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a student may choose a concentration from the following: Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture.
SECOND CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Requirements are the same as those of a primary concentration area.
ART AND ART HISTORY MINOR
The Department of Art offers a Minor in Art and a Minor in Art History. A minor in Art consists of 18 credit hours of courses with an ART prefix. One or more 1000 level courses and one 2000 level course must be completed in addition to at least three upper division (3000 and 4000 level) courses. A student must take six (6) courses total. For an Art Minor, a student may take all Art Studio courses, or a combination of Studio and Art History.
A Minor in Art History consists of 18 credit hours of courses. A student must take ART 1013 Art History I and ART 1023 Art History II as well as four other courses selected from the following list: ART 3143 Italian Renaissance Art History (3); ART 3603 Directed Writings in Modern Art History (3); ART 3613 Art and Film (3); ART 3623 Art in France: 1850-1900 (3); ART 3653 Roman Baroque Art (3); ART 3663 Medieval Stained Glass (3); ART 3673 The Gothic Cathedral (3); ART 3683 The History of Art and Religion (3); ART 4573/6573 Critical Issues in Recent Art (3); ART 4670/6670 Advanced Art History (3-6); or other approved Art History courses.
Please visit Mississippi State University's website for the OFFICIAL admission information and curriculum requirements. (http://www.catalog.msstate.edu/caad.html)