Art - Area of Emphasis in Printmaking - B.F.A.


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

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

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


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 1113E  or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E

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. 


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

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


IV. World Languages and Global 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 Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global 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


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 1101H.
  • 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.


Area VI
ARST 1040
ARST 1050 or ARST 1050H 
ARST 1060
ARST 1080
ARST 2020
Any 2000-level ARST course

Choose one Printmaking course from the following*:
 ARST 2350, ARST 3305, ARST 3315, ARST 3325ARST 3335 or ARST 3345 

*Non-equivalent transfer courses (ARST 2TXX to 3TXX) will not satisfy this requirement.

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) 

Entrance Requirements


Effective Fall 2024, there are no entrance requirements for this major.


Entrance Requirements prior to Fall 2024:

Students will be provisional majors 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 Printmaking concentration through portfolio review. Students entering with pre-existing college credit must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Completion of CORE Area 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.


High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria


Effective Fall 2024, there is no high-demand selection criteria for this major.

High-Demand Selection Criteria prior to Fall 2024:

-Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, (ARHI 2400 or ARHI 2400E or ARHI 2411H), (ARST 1050 or ARST 1050H), ARST 1060ARST 1080, and one (1) ARST 2000-level Printmaking course. -Portfolio review


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.

Required Courses (60 hours)
(Minimum grade of "C" (2.0) or better required.)

Choose eighteen (18) hours from the following:
ARST 3305
ARST 3315
ARST 3325
ARST 3345
ARST 4300
(Repeatable up to 6 hours)
ARST 4315/6315

ARST 4330/6330
(Repeatable up to 9 hours)
ARST 4350/6350

ARST 4370/6370
(Repeatable up to 12 hours)
ARST 4380

Required Studio Courses (15 hours):
ARST 2010 (3 hours)
ARST 4345/6345 (6 hours)
ARST 4915/6915 (3 hours)
ARST 4995 (3 hours)

Choose eighteen (18) hours of 2000-level or above courses from the following: ARGD, ARID, ARST, or ARTS.

Choose nine (9) hours of 3000/4000-level ARHI courses.
(It is required to take two 3000-level ARHI courses before taking any 4000-level ARHI course.)

Non-equivalent transfer courses (ARST 1TXX to ARST 5TXX) will not satisfy this requirement.

(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)