About the Program
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited
The Art program provides students with the opportunity to study a wide variety of visual arts media. Together with basic instruction in drawing, design, and art history, students, under advisement, select 24 credit hours in electives in fine arts and/or design (a minimum of 12 credits need to be upper-level).
No entrance portfolio is required for admission of incoming students (including both Freshman and Transfer students) who choose BA-AS ART.
The Art and Design Department reserves the right to retain artwork for official purposes, such as exhibits, catalogs, or teaching aids.
Students are expected to assume the costs of materials they use in their courses. All studio courses may have an additional instructional charge for materials used in class. Students enrolled in a studio course are expected to work a minimum of two additional hours each week outside of class for each credit granted for that class.
About the Art and Design Department
402 Upton Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6032
Fax: (716) 878-4231
Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33-39 cr
Art Major Requirements (42 credit hours)
Required Courses (21 credit hours)
DES 101/AAD 102 INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 3
DES/AAD 103 INTRODUCTION TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 3
FAR/AAD 101 DRAWING I 3
FAR 102 DRAWING II 3
FAR 104/AAD 150 THEMES AND ISSUES IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 3
FAR 250/AAD 251 ART HISTORY I 3
FAR 251/AAD 252 ART HISTORY II 3
Electives in Fine Arts and/or Design
Select 21 credit hours 21
All College Electives
39-45 credit hours 39-45
Total Credit Hours 120