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Degree Requirements 

In the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, we're always rethinking what it means to be bold and successful in the 21st century. No matter what you decide to study with us, our classes give you the tools and experiences you'll need to have a professional edge.

We offer Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in:

  • Art Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Art with selected emphasis in one of the following: Applied Drawing, Ceramics Media, Community & Social Practice, Electronic Media, Painting, Photo Media, Print Media and Sculpture Media

We also offer plans of study for Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in:

  • Art History
  • Studio Art with selected emphasis in one of the following: Applied Drawing, Ceramics Media, Community & Social Practice, Electronic Media, Painting, Photo Media, Print Media and Sculpture Media

Before you declare a major in any of these areas, you are considered a Pre-Major in our Foundations area of study.

For more on our Masters of Fine Art (MFA) in Studio Art, please click here.

Degree Check Sheets for your major:

BFA Pre-Major
Click here: 2014-2015 BFA Pre-Major Degree Check Sheet

BFA PreK-12 Art Education
Click here: 2014-2015 BFA Art Education Degree Check Sheet
Click here: Requirements for PreK-12 Kansas State Licensure

BFA Graphic Design
Click here: 2014-2015 BFA Graphic Design Degree Check Sheet

BFA Studio Art
Click here: 2015-2016 BFA Studio Art Degree Check Sheet

BA Art History
Click here: 2014-2015 BA Art History Degree Check Sheet

BA Studio Art
Click here: 2014-2015 BA Studio Art Degree Check Sheet

Degree Check Sheets can be found in the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries Main Office in the McKnight Art Center, Room 302 or by clicking the links above. For further information about course requirements for our degrees, majors and minors, please contact a faculty advisor in your area of interest. 



Advising

Advisors are faculty members that guide you through your degree plan and help you successfully graduate. A faculty advisor is assigned to each incoming freshman or transfer student. Each semester you will schedule a meeting with your advisor in order to register for classes for the upcoming semester.

You are responsible for crafting a degree plan and selecting your next round of courses by filling out a Registration Worksheet.To fill out the Registration Worksheet accurately, use your Degree Check Sheet as a guide (see above) and the current Schedule of Courses that will show you what classes are being offered each semester. 

We recommend that prospective students use the WSU Custom Schedule Search or Banner Schedule Search options instead of the PDF versions for the most accurate information. Current WSU students are encouraged to log into their myWSU accounts and search the online Schedule of Courses under the "Look Up Classes" link.

Advisors will double-check your work to make sure that you can enroll in your selected classes. They will help you make progress toward your academic goals. Developing a healthy relationship with your advisor by coming prepared to advising sessions with your Registration Worksheet – and any questions – is integral to a successful academic experience.

Registration Worksheets can be found in the School of Art, Design and Industries Main Office in McKnight 302 or by clicking here.

Find your Advisor:

Art Education
Professor Mary Sue Foster

Art History
Assistant Professor Dr. Brittany Lockard
Assistant Professor Dr. Claudia Pederson
Associate Professor Dr. Royce Smith

Graphic Design
Associate Professor Jim Hellman
Associate Professor Kirsten Johnson
Assistant Professor Jeff Pulaski

Studio Art
Associate Professor Ted Adler for Ceramics, Community & Social Engagement
Associate Professor Robert Bubp for Foundations, Applied Drawing, Painting, Electronic Media, Community & Social Engagement
Assistant Professor Jennifer Ray for Photo Media
Associate Professor Humberto Saenz for Print Media
Associate Professor Levente Sulyok for Applied Drawing, Painting

Administrative Staff
Academic Advisor & Student Services Specialist Salyi Vu for Incoming Freshman, Transfers, Special Cases (petitions, probationary students, dual-advising for students currently attending other colleges), Graduation Verification