College of Arts and Letters

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Studio Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Four Year Progression Plan Painting - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ART135 Drawing Fundamentals I 3
Description: Studio course. Representational and interpretive drawing, with a preliminary emphasis on linear construction, proportion, and perspective, leading to composition and creativity. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ART150 Two-dimen Design Fundamentals 3
Description: Studio course. Explores art elements and design principles applicable to all the visual arts, with an emphasis on two-dimensional organization and color theory. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ARHELECTIVE ARH Elective 3 ARHELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Some ARH courses can also satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity requirements. Students should refer to the catalog or work with their advisor to learn more about these options.
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ART136 Drawing Fundamentals II 3
Description: Studio course. Representational and interpretive drawing in various media, with an emphasis on composition and creativity. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ART 135 or International Exchange Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ART151 Three-dimen Design Fundamentls 3
Description: Studio course. Explores the fundamental design principles involved in organizing three-dimensional space, with an emphasis on three-dimensional concepts and materials. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ARTTRACK ART Elective Track 3 ARTTRACK Notes
Notes: Take 3 units towards the total 24-unit requirement from two of the following tracks: -Printmaking: (ART 141 or 142), (ART 241 or 242), 342, 442 (12 units) -Ceramics: ART 161, 261, 361, 461 (12 units) Sculpture: ART 181, 281, 381, 481 (12 units)
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ART222 Painting I 3
Description: Studio course is an introduction to still-life and representational painting. Basic painting materials and techniques. Emphasizes preparation of canvas and other surfaces; brush and knife techniques; and pigment properties and selection. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ARTTRACK ART Elective Track 3 ARTTRACK Notes
Notes: Take 3 units towards the total 24-unit requirement from two of the following tracks: -Printmaking: (ART 141 or 142), (ART 241 or 242), 342, 442 (12 units) -Ceramics: ART 161, 261, 361, 461 (12 units) Sculpture: ART 181, 281, 381, 481 (12 units)
3. ARTTRACK ART Elective Track 3 ARTTRACK Notes
Notes: Take 3 units towards the total 24-unit requirement from two of the following tracks: -Printmaking: (ART 141 or 142), (ART 241 or 242), 342, 442 (12 units) -Ceramics: ART 161, 261, 361, 461 (12 units) Sculpture: ART 181, 281, 381, 481 (12 units)
4. ARHELECTIVE ARH Elective 3 ARHELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Some ARH courses can also satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity requirements. Students should refer to the catalog or work with their advisor to learn more about these options.
5. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ART122 Color Theory 3
Description: Hands-on studio course exploring the various color theories and their use in the fine and applied visual arts. 1 hr. lecture, 4 hrs. studio. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ART223 Painting II 3
Description: Studio course is an introduction to abstract and non-objective painting. Development of skills needed to exploit the paint medium, and exploration of modes and methods to express individual concepts. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ARTTRACK ART Elective Track 3 ARTTRACK Notes
Notes: Take 3 units towards the total 24-unit requirement from two of the following tracks: -Printmaking: (ART 141 or 142), (ART 241 or 242), 342, 442 (12 units) -Ceramics: ART 161, 261, 361, 461 (12 units) Sculpture: ART 181, 281, 381, 481 (12 units)
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ART322 Painting III 3
Description: Studies color and creative processes through use of techniques with various media; development and visualization of painting concepts. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ART 222 or ART 223
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ARTTRACK ART Elective Track 3 ARTTRACK Notes
Notes: Take 3 units towards the total 24-unit requirement from two of the following tracks: -Printmaking: (ART 141 or 142), (ART 241 or 242), 342, 442 (12 units) -Ceramics: ART 161, 261, 361, 461 (12 units) Sculpture: ART 181, 281, 381, 481 (12 units)
3. ARTSTUDIO ART Studio Elective 3 ARTSTUDIO Notes
Notes: Select ART studio elective with advisor assistance.
4. ARHELECTIVE ARH Elective 3 ARHELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Some ARH courses can also satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity requirements. Students should refer to the catalog or work with their advisor to learn more about these options.
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ART422 Advanced Painting 3
Description: Studio course. Advanced painting. Emphasizes refinement of a personal aesthetic direction. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ART 322
2. ARTTRACK ART Elective Track 3 ARTTRACK Notes
Notes: Take 3 units towards the total 24-unit requirement from two of the following tracks: -Printmaking: (ART 141 or 142), (ART 241 or 242), 342, 442 (12 units) -Ceramics: ART 161, 261, 361, 461 (12 units) Sculpture: ART 181, 281, 381, 481 (12 units)
3. ARTSTUDIO ART Studio Elective 3 ARTSTUDIO Notes
Notes: Select ART studio elective with advisor assistance.
4. ARE330W Critiquing & Writing About Art 3
Description: Examines concepts and processes involved in critiquing and writing about art. Involves writing about and discussing art, inquiry, and context. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Contains an assessment that must be passed to student teach. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (Admission to Art Secondary Education(BSED) or Studio Arts (BFA) and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and Junior Status) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ART322 Painting III 3
Description: Studies color and creative processes through use of techniques with various media; development and visualization of painting concepts. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ART 222 or ART 223
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ARTTRACK ART Elective Track 3 ARTTRACK Notes
Notes: Take 3 units towards the total 24-unit requirement from two of the following tracks: -Printmaking: (ART 141 or 142), (ART 241 or 242), 342, 442 (12 units) -Ceramics: ART 161, 261, 361, 461 (12 units) Sculpture: ART 181, 281, 381, 481 (12 units)
3. ARTSTUDIO ART Studio Elective 3 ARTSTUDIO Notes
Notes: Select ART studio elective with advisor assistance.
4. ARHELECTIVE ARH Elective 3 ARHELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Some ARH courses can also satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity requirements. Students should refer to the catalog or work with their advisor to learn more about these options.
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Submit graduation application during 7th term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ART482C Studio Exhibition 3
Description: Studio course. Independent studio activity culminating in an exhibition, a written statement, and an oral presentation directed and evaluated by a faculty committee. Senior status. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit with different content. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ART 422, 442, 461, 471, or 481
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. ART422 Advanced Painting 3
Description: Studio course. Advanced painting. Emphasizes refinement of a personal aesthetic direction. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ART 322
3. ART301 Gallery Workshop 1
Description: Studio participation in a variety of visual arts workshops. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ART 422, 442, 461, 471, or 481 Corequisite: ART 482C
4. ARTTRACK ART Elective Track 3 ARTTRACK Notes
Notes: Take 3 units towards the total 24-unit requirement from two of the following tracks: -Printmaking: (ART 141 or 142), (ART 241 or 242), 342, 442 (12 units) -Ceramics: ART 161, 261, 361, 461 (12 units) Sculpture: ART 181, 281, 381, 481 (12 units)
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Students may not use ART prefix courses to meet any liberal studies requirements.
Students may not use ART 100, ART 101 or PHO prefix for Art Studio electives.

Complete two of the following Elective Tracks (24 units):
  • Printmaking:  (ART 141 or 142), (ART 241 or 242), 342, 442 (12 units)
  • Ceramics:  ART 161, 261, 361, 461 (12 units)
  • Sculpture:  ART 181, 281, 381, 481 (12 units)


CONTACT INFORMATION

School of Art Office:
Performing and Fine Arts (#37), room 211
PHONE: 928-523-4612
http://www.cal.nau.edu/art/

Student Services Center:
College of Arts and Letters
Riles (Bldg. 15), 2nd Floor
PHONE: 928-523-8632
http://www.cal.nau.edu/advising/default.asp

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.