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FOUR YEAR PLAN AND BFA DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete a total of 120 credits to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. (The Art Education program offers a 120-credit degree plus 12 optional credits for licensure).

MassArt’s curriculum is sequential and all students must complete the required Foundation Year courses prior to entering their desired major.

YEAR 1

Foundation Year: 30 credits

  • 2 semesters of Drawing (Figurative/Breadth) - 6 credits
  • Visual Language (2D) - 3 credits
  • Time (4D) - 3 credits
  • Form Study (3D) - 3 credits
  • Studio Elective 3 credits
  • Thinking, Making, Writing - 3 credits
  • Freshman Seminar - 3 credits
  • Intro to Western Art - 3 credits
  • History of Art Elective - 3 credits

YEAR 2

Sophomore Year: 30 credits

  • Major Requirements - 12 credits
  • Studio/Open Elective - 6 credits*
  • Liberal Arts/History of Art Electives - 12 credits

YEAR 3

Junior Year: 30 credits

  • Major Requirements - 12 credits
  • Studio/Open Electives - 6 credits*
  • Liberal Arts/History of Art Electives - 12 credits

YEAR 4

Senior Year: 30 credits

  • Major Requirements - 12 credits
  • Studio/Open Electives - 6 credits*
  • Liberal Arts/History of Art Electives - 12 credits

*Depending upon departmental requirements, electives may be studio, open, liberal arts, history of art, or departmentally required. Please consult the departmental course requirement listings online.

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