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    Sep 23, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts, B.F.A.

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A major or minor in art leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Fine Arts in combined studio is offered on the Hattiesburg campus. All applicants for a four-year art degree must present an acceptable art portfolio prior to enrolling.

Students interested in preparing for careers in studio art and/or graduate study are encouraged to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting, graphic design, or combined studio. Eighty-four hours of art are required for this degree.

The following art core courses are required for the B.F.A. and the B.A. degrees:

Art Core

Art History (12 hours)

including Art History I and II


12 hours (B.F.A.), 6 hours (B.A.)

2D/3D Design (6 hours)

Computer Graphics (3 hours)

Painting (3 hours)

Printmaking (3 hours)

Photography (3 hours)

Senior Seminar (3 hours)

Total (45 hours)


All B.F.A. and B.A. art students must maintain a portfolio according to departmental guidelines.

Art Major Concentrations


30 hours in painting (studio)

Graphic Design

30 hours in graphic design

Combined Studio

36 hours (18 hours in two studio areas below)

Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design

Art Electives

Balance of required courses

Senior Exhibition

Graduating B.F.A. students must participate in a B.F.A. exhibition in the gallery during their senior year


Art core, art major concentration, and art electives must combine to total 84 hours in art.

Education majors who desire a heavy studio concentration should consult with the art department about a B.F.A. with teacher licensure.

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