Foundations Program in Studio Art

Chris Thomas, Foundations Director, 214C Gatewood

All students who wish to pursue a studio degree enter the department as candidates for a BA degree in Studio Art. Upon completion of the foundational program, students who wish to pursue the BFA program in Art Education, New Media and Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Drawing or Sculpture and Ceramics will submit a portfolio of their work. Admission to any BFA concentration is contingent upon successful review of that portfolio by a rotating committee of art department faculty.

PORTFOLIO REVIEWING TIMES and DEADLINES

Students enrolled in the BA Studio Art degree program who wish to pursue a BFA in Studio Art should seek entrance into that degree program in their third semester, after completing Foundations, and before they have earned 28 or more credit hours in ART or ARE classes. Once that credit hour threshold is passed the student will forfeit his/her ability to apply for the BFA program. Students who fail the portfolio review must reapply in the following semester. Students may reapply once.

Transfer students must complete the UNCG Studio Foundation Program, or be enrolled in the final Foundations classes when applying to enter the BFA Study Art degree program. Transfer students may apply to the BFA program in the fall or spring, but must do so before they have earned 28 or more credits in ART. Once that threshold is passed the student will forfeit his/her ability to apply for the BFA program. Students who fail the portfolio review must reapply in the following semester. Students may reapply once.

Students who wish to remain in the BA Studio Art major may continue without a portfolio review. Requirements for the BA in Studio Art are available on a separate program sheet or in the University Bulletin. Students should begin immediately to fulfill GEC and the College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements.

Porfolio Review Application

A portfolio is not required to enter the art department. This portfolio review is for current Foundation Students seeking a BFA in Art Education, New Media and Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Drawing or Sculpture and Ceramics.

Portfolio Review Form(pdf)

Instructions for Uploading images to your eportfolio(pdf)

Submission Deadline for Portfolios: September16, 2016

Studio Foundations

All incoming Studio Art and Art Education majors will be included in Studio Foundations. Students will participate in a number of activities across the foundations program designed to enhance their learning experience and to create a sense of coherence in each foundational class. Students will, furthermore, be assigned to cohorts by the School of Art Advisor, and their foundations classes will be scheduled by that office. Students will proceed through the foundations program in these cohorts and may not reschedule their ART or ARH classes without permission of the School of Art Advisor.

General Education (GEC) Requirements

Students enrolled in the Foundations Program will be assigned to a total of 12 credit hours of classes (ART and ARH) in the first two semesters of this program. Students who wish to take 15 credit hours in these semesters may register for an additional 3 credit hours each semester.

Foundations Program

First Year

Fall Semester

Foundations Seminar (ART 105)*
Drawing I (ART 120)
Foundation Design I (ART 140)
Three Dimensional Foundations I (ART 150)
Survey of Western Art I (ARH 110)
GEC Elective (3 credit hours)

* required for students entering Fall 2016

Spring Semester

Intermediate Drawing (ART 220)
Foundation Design II (ART 240)
Three-Dimensional Foundations II (ART 253)
Survey of Western Art II (ARH 111)
GEC Elective (3 credit hours)
Second Year
Fall Semester

GEC Electives or 200 level ART classes
Student interested in pursing a BFA in Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics, New Media and Design, Printmaking and Drawing, Photography or Art Education will submit a portfolio in this semester which will be the basis for admission to any BFA concentration.
Spring Semester

Students will pursue courses relevant to either the BA or BFA degrees in Studio Art and in addition should register for classes that fulfill GEC and CAR requirements.