Dec 16, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Studio Art (BFA)

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Total required hours: 126

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Note: A minimum grade of B- must be achieved in all courses in the major. If a grade lower than B- is earned in any course, the course must be repeated in order to count toward the major. Should that course be a prerequisite for subsequesnt coursework, you must earn a grade of B- or better in the prerequisite course before continuing with the subsequent coursework.

I. General Education Requirements

  • First Year or Transition Year Seminar (4 hrs)
  • Integrative Studies (28 hrs)
    Note: For the Creativity and Culture INST requirement, a course other than INST 2602.
  • Modern Language (0, 4 or 8 hrs)
  • Mathematics (4 hrs)
  • Health and Physical Education Lifestyle Series (1 hr)
  • Senior Year Experience (4 hrs)
  • Writing Intensive Requirement (click the General Education Requirements link below for details)

    See   for specifics.

II. Major Requirements (69 hrs)

A. Foundation Courses (all courses required)

E. Concentration (select one)

Integrated Digital Media Concentration (16 hrs required)

Printmaking Concentration (16 hrs required)

F. Studio Breadth Courses (16 hrs required)

  • ART 1200-4800 (select 16 hrs outside primary concentration area)

G. Special Topic Course (required)

H. Capstone (required)

III. Residency Requirements

In order to graduate from any university a student should take a significant proportion of the hours for his or her program of study from that university, take a significant proportion of hours in the major from that university, and take a significant proportion of the “signature elements” of that university’s general education requirements.

At Otterbein, at least 48 semester hours of coursework must be taken in Otterbein classes. MATH 0900 cannot be used to help fulfill this requirement. Of these hours:

  • at least 12 semester hours must be taken in each of a student’s majors at the 3000 level or above,
  • at least 4 semester hours (any level) must be taken in each minor, and
  • the INST dyad must be taken at Otterbein.

IV. Required Total Hours for the Degree (126 hrs)

If the coursework taken to fulfill the General Education Requirements and the requirements in your major do not equal 126 hours, select a sufficient number of electives to achieve that total.

V. Minimum GPA Overall and in the Major

A GPA of 2.0 overall as well as in the major must be achieved. To be licensed to teach, a GPA of 2.5 overall must be achieved.

VI. Application for Degree

A prospective graduate must complete an Application for Degree at the Registrar’s Office two terms prior to the term in which the degree is to be completed.


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