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    Jan 19, 2022  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art with a concentration in Printmaking, BFA

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The mission of the concentration in printmaking is to promote excellence in the print arts through a comprehensive educational program designed to transmit our artistic heritage, lay a solid foundation of basic skills and concepts, foster critical thinking, and inspire creativity so that each student may find his or her own aesthetic voice.

Program requirements

Admission requirements

In addition to the university admission requirements, applicants to the College of Visual Arts and Design must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Freshman applicants must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher, or an English ACT score of 18 or higher.
  • Transfer applicants (including those transferring from another major within the university) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements listed above may submit a one-page support document/images that may be taken into consideration during the admission process. At the time of the application, this optional document/images should be submitted to Applicants admitted under these circumstances will be admitted on a conditional basis. They will be required to earn a GPA of 2.5 during their first semester to continue as a major or pre-major in the college.

Pre-major requirements

See Studio Art pre-major  requirements.

General degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a major in studio art will meet the following requirements:

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 total semester hours of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as specified under the “General University Requirements ” in the Academic section of this catalog and the College of Visual Arts and Design  requirements.

Major requirements

Completion of at least 78 hours of arts to include a minimum of 18 hours in a prescribed field and 24 hours of art core (required for all studio majors):

Art electives

15 hours of art electives (9 advanced)


For all students seeking a major in the College of Visual Arts and Design, a grade of C or above must be earned in every art-based course required in the College of Visual Arts and Design (completed in residence or transferred to UNT) to be considered for credit toward a CVAD degree.  A grade of D or below will not satisfy any art-based course requirements, electives or prerequisites.

Mid-point review

Students who wish to be in the printmaking concentration must participate in the Printmaking Mid-point Review during their second Menu 1 printmaking course. Students must pass the Printmaking Mid-point Review in order to proceed to the 4000-level printmaking courses. Reviews are offered in Fall and Spring semesters only. Students who wish to be in the printmaking concentration are discouraged from taking their second Menu 1 course during a summer term. If they do so, they must participate in the mid-point review during the Fall semester and will not be permitted to enroll in 4000-level printmaking courses during the Fall term. Students who do not pass the review may request permission to resubmit an improved portfolio for review the following long semester. Failure to pass the review after two attempts will automatically eliminate the student from the printmaking program.

Minor requirements

No minor is required.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum Requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 111.

Other requirements

  • 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
  • 36 hours of art (including at least 12 advanced hours) must be completed at UNT.
  • Transfer course work substituted for required UNT art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree audit process.
  • A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only a grade of C (2.0) or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.

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