Art - Area of Emphasis in Jewelry and Metalwork - 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 120 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, 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 2020
ARST 2600
2000-level or 3000-level ARST course 

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 ARST 1050 (or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060, and ARST 1080 (with a grade of C (2.0) or better), and have been accepted into the Jewelry and Metalwork concentration through portfolio review. 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
  • Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ARHI 2400 (or ARHI 2411H), ARST 1050 (or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060ARST 1080, and ARST 2600 
  • Portfolio review
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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 (60 hours)
    (Minimum Grade "C" (2.0) or better required.)
    ARST 3610 (9 hours)
    ARST 3620 (9 hours)
    ARST 4450 or ARST 4620 (Exit Studio) or ARST 4995 
    ARST 4915/6915
    ARST 4990 

    Choose nine (9) hours from the following:
    ARST 4600 (repeatable for up to 9 hours)
    ARST 4610 (repeatable for up to 9 hours)

    Choose six (6) hours of studio-related courses from any of the following:
    ARST 2400
    ARST 2500
    ARST 2700
    ARST 4930
    GEOL 3090

    Choose nine (9) hours from the following:
    ARST courses 2000-level or above*
    ARTS 4900/6900
    ARTS 4920/6920
    ARGD Courses 2000-level or above* (Except ARGD 3070)
    ARID Courses 2000-level or above (Except ARID 2210, ARID 3310, ARID 3125, ARID 3210, ARID 3220, ARID 3320, ARID 4010)


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

    Nine (9) hours of 3000/4000-level ARHI courses

    (It is required to take two 3000-level ARHI courses before any 4000-level ARHI course.)
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    (This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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