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    Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Studio Art with a concentration in Drawing and Painting, BFA

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Pursuing your passion in Drawing and Painting means investigating a wide range of issues and media rooted in contemporary and historical art practice. The program excels in supporting students as they expand their artistic capabilities by providing and cultivating an intellectual and creative environment for students to explore, experiment, and think critically.

Students are encouraged to work across a broad range of contemporary and traditional painting and drawing practices, concepts, aesthetic conventions, methods and technique. The breadth and depth of our program is built upon the diversity of expertise of our faculty and their shared commitment to excellence as working artists and thoughtful teachers.

Students in the Drawing and Painting program have generous access to accomplished creative professionals and visiting artists who provide excellent mentorship: encouraging an adventurous exploration of media, and modeling a dedication to their creative research, inter-disciplinary experimentation and professional practices. Outside of the classroom, students participate in the student organization, Painting and Drawing Association, which cultivates a vibrant cultural community by sponsoring visiting artist workshops, museum and gallery exhibitions and art related fieldtrips.

The Drawing and Painting minor is designed to encourage students from all areas of the university to pursue skills and personal expression. Students pursuing the BFA complete a final portfolio.

Program requirements

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.

Menu 3, 6 hours

Art electives, 12 hours

12 hours (6 advanced) of art electives.


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 towards a CVAD degree. A grade of D or below will not satisfy any art-based course requirements, electives or prerequisites.

Additionally, the required 6 credits of ASTU 4200  must be taken over two semesters.

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 232.

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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