Art/Art Education - B.F.A.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 126 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): ARTS 2100 or ARTS 2100E 


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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): ARHI 2400 or ARHI 2400E or ARHI 2411H 


Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): ARHI 2300 or ARHI 2300E or ARHI 2311H
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
ARST 1040
ARST 1050 or ARST 1050H 
ARST 1060
ARST 1080
ARST 2010
ARST 2020
ARST 2100 or  ARST 2110 

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Entrance Requirements
Students will be provisional majors (I-Art 3088) until they have completed or are currently enrolled in ARST 1050 (or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060, ARST 1080, and ARST 2010 (with a grade of C (2.0) or better). To be accepted, one must have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA, complete Area VI (and ARED 2110) with a 3.0 GPA or above in these courses. Students must submit a portfolio including the following artifacts:  1) a 500-word statement describing reasoning for majoring in Art Education; 2) documentation of the completion of 35 hours of experiential early field requirements; 3) documentation showing that you have passed or exempted the GACE Program Admissions Test; and 4) 4-6 images of studio work created while at UGA. Student must be admitted to the Art Education concentration to enroll in ARED 4350S/6350S, ARED 4360S/6360S and ARED 5460/7460 and should have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to taking these courses. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and Instructions: https://coe.uga.edu/pre-service. Students entering with pre-existing college credit must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Completion of Core Areas I-V should be done simultaneously with the completion of the 4-year B.F.A. program. This is a high-demand major. After meeting the entrance requirements, students will be selected based on the following high-demand selection criteria. 
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
1. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ARHI 2400 (or ARHI 2411H), ARST 1050 (or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060, ARST 1080, ARST 2010, and ARED 2110
2. Application process 
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (48 hours)
(Minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or better required for all courses with the exception of SPED 4020/6020 or SPED 4030/6030 which require a "B" or better.)
ARED 2110
ARED 3070
ARED 4350S/6350S
ARED 4360S/6360S
ARED 5460/7460 (9 hours)
ARED 5470/7470
EDUC(EPSY) 2130 or EPSY 2130H 
SPED 4020/6020 or SPED 4030/6030 

Nine hours ARHI upper division courses (ARED 4010/6010 may be substituted for three of these hours)*
 
*Non-equivalent transfer courses (ARHI 3T01 to ARHI 5T99) may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

Choose three hours from the following Printmaking courses:
ARST 2340
ARST 3305
ARST 4315/6315
ARST 3315
ARST 4350/6350
ARST 3325
ARST 3335

Choose three hours from the following Ceramics courses:
ARST 2500
ARST 2550

Choose three hours from the following Sculpture courses:
ARST 2400
ARST 2410
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Major Electives (18 hours)
Choose eighteen (18) hours from the following (at least 9 hours must be at the 3000/4000 level):*
2000-level or above ARGD, ARID, or ARST Studio Electives, six (6) hours of which must be in sequence.**
ARTS 4100/6100
ARTS 4920/6920

*Non-equivalent transfer courses (ARST 1T01 to ARST 5T99) may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

**Students will select Studio Electives in consultation with their advisor.
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General Electives

All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions: https://coe.uga.edu/pre-service
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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