The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Art (Sculpture), Bachelor of Fine Arts


Core Curriculum Requirements – 42 Hours

The Core Curriculum serves as a broad foundation for the undergraduate degree. All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must achieve core student learning outcomes, including communication, critical thinking, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, personal responsibility and social responsibility, by completing courses within each category or component area of the Core Curriculum as outlined below.

The University has approved specific courses that satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements. Approved courses can be found on the Core Curriculum Page. Students seeking the most efficient way to complete the core curriculum and major or minor requirements are advised to take approved courses that can fulfill both requirements. Although core curriculum courses can also be used to fulfill major or minor requirements, earned credits hours are only applied once. The courses listed below fulfill core curriculum and major requirements. Students who have completed a core curriculum category with courses other than those listed below will still be required to take the listed course(s) to meet major requirements.

050 Creative Arts – 3 hours

Choose one:

ARTS 1303Art History I, Prehistoric to the 14th-Century

3

ARTS 1304Art History II, 14th-Century to the Present

3

Major Requirements – 75 Hours

Required Courses - 36 hours

Art Core - 24 hours

Choose one:
ARTS 1303Art History I, Prehistoric to the 14th-Century

3

ARTS 1304Art History II, 14th-Century to the Present

3


Required:
ARTS 1311Design I

3

ARTS 1312Design II

3

ARTS 1316Drawing I

3

ARTS 1317Drawing II

3

ARTS 3311Intermediate Drawing

3

ARTS 4340Portfolio for Studio Art

3

ARTS 4397BFA Exhibit in Studio Art

3

ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304 must both be completed. One will be applied to the core curriculum, the other to the major requirements.

ARTS 4397: Capstone

3D Art - 12 hours

Choose from:
ARTS 2326Sculpture I

3

ARTS 3341Intermediate Sculpture

3

ARTS 3342Introduction to Installation and Performance Art Concepts

3

ARTS 4341Advanced Sculpture

3

ARTS 43943-D Experimental Art

3

Prescribed Electives – 24 hours

Advanced Studio Art Electives - 15 hours

Choose from:
ARTS 3303Intermediate Jewelry/Metalworking

3

ARTS 3311Intermediate Drawing

3

ARTS 3321Intermediate Painting

3

ARTS 3330Image and Illustration

3

ARTS 3332Digital Image

3

ARTS 3334Photography as an Art Form

3

ARTS 3339Professional Photographic Documentation

3

ARTS 3340Foundry Studies in Sculpture

3

ARTS 3361Intermediate Printmaking

3

ARTS 3371Intermediate Ceramics

3

ARTS 3372Special Topics in Ceramics

3

ARTS 3396Contemporary Art

3

ARTS 4303Advanced Jewelry/Metalworking

3

ARTS 4309Game Design

3

ARTS 4311Advanced Drawing

3

ARTS 4321Advanced Painting

3

ARTS 4331Advanced Computer Imaging

3

ARTS 4337Digital Photography

3

ARTS 4361Advanced Printmaking

3

ARTS 4371Advanced Ceramics

3

ARTS 4388Special Topics

3

ARTS 4391Individual Problems/Internship/Co-op

3

ARTS 4392Individual Problems

3

Advanced Art History Electives - 9 hours

ARTS 3350Pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican Art and Architecture

3

ARTS 3351Andean Pre-Hispanic Art and Architecture

3

ARTS 3352Art and Architecture of Asia, Africa and Oceania

3

ARTS 3353Italian Renaissance Art, 1415-1595

3

ARTS 3354History of Graphic Design

3

ARTS 3355History of Spanish Architecture, 711-1780AD

3

ARTS 3356Mexican Viceregal Art and Architecture

3

ARTS 3357South American Viceregal Art and Architecture

3

ARTS 3359History of Women in Art

3

ARTS 3380Museums, Museology, and Museography

3

ARTS 4349Medieval Art and Architecture

3

ARTS 4350Modern Art History

3

ARTS 4351American Art

3

ARTS 4352Latin American Art and Architecture

3

ARTS 4353History of Photography

3

ARTS 4354Modern Mexican Art, 1785-1940

3

ARTS 4355Modern Mexican Art since 1940

3

ARTS 4356Modern Art of South America and the Caribbean

3

ARTS 4357Latin@ Art History

3

ARTS 4358Research Methods in Latin American Art and Architectural History

3

ARTS 4359Seminar on Topics in Art History

3

Sculpture Concentration - 15 hours

Choose from:
ARTS 2326Sculpture I

3

ARTS 3341Intermediate Sculpture

3

ARTS 4341Advanced Sculpture

3

ARTS 4388Special Topics

3

ARTS 4391Individual Problems/Internship/Co-op

3

ARTS 4392Individual Problems

3

Free Electives - hours will vary

Free elective credit hours required may vary to achieve the institutional minimum of 120 hours for a degree.  
 

Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Progression Requirements

Progression requirements required for this program.

A grade of ‘C’ or better will be the prerequisite grade for continuing studio art courses in the sequence of the particular artistic medium in question.  

Major Graduation Requirements

Specific graduation requirements required for this program beyond university bachelor’s degree requirements. 

Grade of ‘C’ or better in ARTS 4397.