Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

BFA graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • A comprehensive level of professional development in the
    visual arts in preparation for specific careers;
  • proficiency in studio processes and the understanding of
    conceptual theories and histories as evidenced in their
    graduating senior exhibitions;
  • demonstrated expertise in their specific area of concentration.

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See requirements below:

The BFA degree requires a minimum of 75 semester hours in art, at least 36 of which must be in upper-division coursework. Admission to the BFA is by special application. Such application can be made upon completion of 30 semester hours of art coursework, and must be made before completion of 48 semester hours of art coursework. A CD-R consisting of work representing a variety of media must be submitted in addition to the application form. Copies of specific BFA admission policies and instructions for submitting an application to the BFA program are available at the link above “BFA Requirements”.  Completed BFA applications should be submitted to the office of the Department Chair.

Major Courses

ARTS 1303 Art History Survey I
ARTS 1304 Art History Survey II
ARTS 1311 Design I
ARTS 1312 Design II
ARTS 1316 Drawing I
ARTS 1317 Drawing II
ARTS 2311 Design III: Color
ARTS 2316 Painting I
ARTS 2323 Drawing III
ARTS 2326 Sculpture I
ARTS 2333 Printmaking I
ARTS 2346 Ceramics I
ARTS 2356 Photography I
ARTS 3301 Life Drawing
ARTS 3302 Intermediate Printmaking
ARTS 3303 Intermediate Painting
ARTS 3304 Intermediate Sculpture
ARTS 3324 Intermediate Ceramics
GRDS 1301 Foundations of Graphic Design

Art History:
ARTS 3352 Modern Art, 1880-1945
ARTS 3353 Contemporary Art, 1945 to the present

3 hours from:
ARTS 3350 Art of the United States
ARTS 4350 Pre-Columbian Art of the Mesoamerica
ARTS 4352 Modern Art of Mexico
ARTS 4390 Topics in Art (Art History Topics only)

Art Electives (upper division): 9 hrs

Senior Project

A senior project is required of the BFA art major during the final semester as an undergraduate student.  The student, with minimum assistance from the supervising faculty member, is expected to organize an exhibition of his or her work completed while a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  The student must be registered in related  courses with the faculty advisor during the semester in which the project is presented.  Students in the BFA art program are expected to spend one additional hour per week in the studio for each semester hour of studio enrollment.


Louis Katz

Louis Katz

Professor of Ceramics