Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Fine Art
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
78 credits in program-specific courses, including 54 credits in required courses and 24 credits in elective courses. Students should contact their advisor for a sample program of study.
Recommended Program of Study
|CAH 1090||Art History I: Art Now, Contemporary Perspectives in the Visual Arts|
|CAH 1091||Art History II: Historical Perspectives in the Visual Arts|
|CFA 2090||Fine Art Studio I|
|CFA 2091||Fine Art Studio II|
|CFA 3090||Fine Art Studio III|
|CFA 3091||Fine Art Studio IV|
|CFA 3120||Fine Art Seminar I|
|CFA 3121||Fine Art Seminar II|
|CFA 4090||Fine Art Thesis I|
|CFA 4091||Fine Art Thesis II|
|CFA 4170||Professional Practices for Fine Artists|
|CFN 1090||First-Year Studio 1: Drawing and Surface|
|CFN 1091||First-Year Studio 2: Form and Materials|
|CFN 1092||First Year Studio 3: Time and Light|
|CFN 1093||First-Year Studio 4: Interaction|
|In years one and two, 12 credits in methods studios from the following:|
|CFA 2122||Medium and Materials Workshop: Time-Based Media|
|CFA 2123||Medium and Materials Workshop: The Object in its Environment|
|CFA 2124||Medium and Materials Workshop: Painting Basics for Fine Art|
|CFA 2125||Medium and Materials Workshop: Printmaking|
|CFA 2126||Medium and Materials Workshop: Ceramic Practice, Earth to Stone|
|9 credits in elective courses from any art or design studio area (CFA, FA, CPH, CPJ, CDE, CGD, CDM).|
|12 credits in advanced major electives (CFA, FA) taken in the 2000-4000 range.|
|3 credits in art history electives (CAH, AH) taken in the 2000 – 4000 range.|
In addition to the University General Education Requirement, undergraduate students in Columbian College must complete a further, College-specific general education curriculum—Perspective, Analysis, Communication, or G-PAC. Together with the University General Education Requirement, G-PAC engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that enhance their analytical skills, develop their communication competencies, and invite them to participate as responsible citizens who are attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.
G-PAC approved courses, Dean's Seminars, and Sophomore Colloquia that may be available for registration are listed on the CCAS Advising website.
Coursework for the University General Education Requirement is distributed as follows:
- Writing—one approved course in university writing and two approved writing in the disciplines (WID) courses.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical or creative thinking skills.
- Mathematics or Statistics—one approved course in either mathematics or statistics.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry.
- Social Sciences—two approved courses in the social sciences.
Coursework for the Columbian College general education curriculum is distributed as follows:
- Arts—one approved course in the arts that involves the study or creation of artwork based on an understanding or interpretation of artistic traditions or knowledge of art in a contemporary context.
- Global or Cross-Cultural Perspective—one approved course that analyzes the ways in which institutions, practices, and problems transcend national and regional boundaries.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical thinking skills (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement).
- Local or Civic Engagement—one approved course that develops the values, ethics, disciplines, and commitment to pursue responsible public action.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement.
- Oral Communication—one course in oral communication.
Certain courses are approved to fulfill the requirement in more than one of these categories.
Courses taken in fulfillment of G-PAC also may be counted toward majors or minors. Transfer courses taken prior to, but not after, admission to George Washington University may count toward the University General Education Requirement and G-PAC, if those transfer courses are equivalent to GW courses that have been approved by the University and the College.