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 the B.A. in Art and Design.

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
https://artdesign.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Art and Design Major Requirements (54 credit hours)
Foundation Studies (27 credit hours)
AAD 101 DRAWING I 3
AAD 102 INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 3
AAD 103 INTRODUCTION TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 3
AAD 104 DIGITAL PRESENTATION METHODS 3
AAD 105 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION 3
AAD 150 THEMES AND ISSUES IN THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 3
AAD 251 ART HISTORY I 3
AAD 252 ART HISTORY II 3
AAD 470 SENIOR SEMINAR 3

Studio Concentrations 12
Select one Concentration/Emphasis. Four sequential courses in the same studio concentration.

Ceramics
DES 220 CERAMICS I
DES 320 CERAMICS II
DES 321 CERAMICS: JUNIOR STUDIO (3-12)
DES 321 CERAMICS: JUNIOR STUDIO (3-12)

Fibers
DES 242 FIBERS I
DES 342 FIBERS II
DES 344 FIBERS: JUNIOR STUDIO
DES 344 FIBERS: JUNIOR STUDIO

Metals/Jewelry
DES 230 INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY MAKING
DES 330 APPLIED JEWELRY TECHNIQUES
DES 331 JEWELRY: JUNIOR STUDIO (3-12)
DES 331 JEWELRY: JUNIOR STUDIO (3-12)
or DES 336 METALSMITHING

Wood/Furniture
DES 250 WOOD DESIGN I
DES 350 WOOD DESIGN II
DES 351 WOOD DESIGN: JUNIOR STUDIO (3-12)
DES 351 WOOD DESIGN: JUNIOR STUDIO (3-12)

Painting
FAR 210 INTRODUCTORY PAINTING
FAR 311 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING I
FAR 312 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II
FAR 313 ADVANCED PAINTING (3-9)

Photography and Documentary Studies
FAR 220 INTRODUCTORY PHOTOGRAPHY
FAR 321 INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY I
FAR 322 INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY II
FAR 323 ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY (3-9)

Printmaking
FAR 230 INTRODUCTORY PRINTMAKING
FAR 331 INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING I
FAR 332 INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING II
FAR 333 ADVANCED PRINTMAKING (3-9)

Sculpture
FAR 240 INTRODUCTORY SCULPTURE
FAR 341 INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE I
FAR 342 INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE II
FAR 343 ADVANCED SCULPTURE (1-9)

Electives in Art and Design 15
Select any five three-credit hour courses from the following prefixes. Courses must be outside of the Studio Concentration. Three of the five courses must be upper-level.
AED
DES
FAR

All College Electives
27-33 credit hours 27-33

Total Credit Hours 120