2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts, B.F.A.

A student must successfully complete, at Fontbonne, a minimum of 50 percent of the credit hours required for the major.

The department requires a portfolio of work from incoming freshman art majors (BA or BFA) for assessment purposes. This portfolio will contain a minimum of four samples of work by the student in digital form (as a PowerPoint presentation only; no other digital forms will be accepted). The portfolio may be submitted any time after the student is accepted into the university, but must be submitted before the end of the first week of class for the current semester.

Baccalaureate Degree and Residency Requirements

All requirements for an undergraduate degree are listed under Academic Policies and Regulations  in the introductory section for undergraduate programs in this catalog. These requirements include a graduation requirement of at least one course in religion or theology. In addition the following are required:

  • 3.0 average in major courses.
  • A minimum of three hours in junior synthesis, a minimum of three hours in senior project, and successful completion of ART 499 - Undergraduate Senior Exhibition  and successful participation in the exhibition.

General Education Requirements

The general education requirements are presented in the General Education  section in this catalog. A course that meets a general education requirement may also meet a course requirement for the major or a course requirement in another discipline.

The following specific general education writing intensive course must be chosen to meet the requirements for this major:

Courses Required for the Major

One Course in Art History (3 credits)




Choose 15 credit hours from the following.



Choose 15 credit hours from the following.