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3D4M / Degree Requirements

The 3D4M program offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree with concentration in one of three tracks of study in Ceramics, Glass, or Sculpture. Applications for admittance to the BFA program are due at the end of the third week of each academic quarter. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the 3D4M curriculum, several classes will be taken jointly by students in all three tracks. For a detailed outline of the sequence of these courses and the application guidelines, please pick up a program guide from the Advising Office (ART 104).

To graduate with a degree from the University of Washington, students must successfully complete at least 180 course credits. All undergraduates complete a combination of major requirements, general education requirements, and electives. This breakdown is outlined below.


3D4M BFA Major Requirements (80 credits)

 

Ceramics Track

Beginning 3D4M Class (5 Credits)

ART 272 (3D4M Studio: Materials in Real Space)

Introductory Classes (10 Credits)

ART 201 (Intro Ceramics: Handbuilding) and one from ART 202 (Intro Ceramics: Wheel Throwing), ART 233 (Intro to Glass), or ART 273 (Intro to Sculpture: Structures)

Intermediate Classes (15 Credits)

ART 353 (Intermediate Ceramics) or 10 credits of ART 353 and 5 credits from ART 332 (Intermediate Sculpture) or ART 333 (New Materials and Processes in Glass)

Senior Studio (20 Credits)

ART 453 (3D4M Senior Studio)

Studio Art or Related Electives (15 Credits)


Art History (15 Credits)

Modern Art History (5 credits): ART H 203, 380, 381, 382, or 384
Non-western Art History (5 credits): ART H 205, 206, 212, 215, 230, 233, 306, 310, 311, 313, 315, 318, or 337
ART H elective

200-level 3D4M classes may be taken concurrently, but must be completed before beginning 300-level classes
All 300-level classes must be completed before beginning 400-level senior studio classes
20 credits of ART 453 must be taken over 4 quarters


Glass Track

Beginning 3D4M Class (5 Credits)

ART 272 (3D4M Studio: Materials in Real Space)

Introductory Classes (10 Credits)

ART 233 (Intro to Glass) and one from ART 202 (Intro Ceramics: Wheel Throwing), or ART 273 (Intro to Sculpture: Structures)

Intermediate Classes (15 Credits)

ART 333 (New Materials and Processes in Glass) or 10 credit of ART 333 and 5 credit from ART 332 (Intermediate Sculpture) or ART 353 (Intermediate Ceramics)

Senior Studio (20 Credits)

ART 453 (3D4M Senior Studio)

Studio Art or Related Electives (15 Credits)
 

Art History (15 Credits)

Modern Art History (5 credits): ART H 203, 380, 381, 382, or 384
Non-western Art History (5 credits): ART H 205, 206, 212, 215, 230, 233, 306, 310, 311, 313, 315, 318, or 337
ART H elective

200-level 3D4M classes may be taken concurrently, but must be completed before beginning 300-level classes
All 300-level classes must be completed before beginning 400-level senior studio classes
20 credits of ART 453 must be taken over 4 quarters


Sculpture Track

Beginning 3D4M Class (5 Credits)

ART 272 (3D4M Studio: Materials in Real Space)

Introductory Classes (10 Credits)

ART 273 (Intro to Sculpture: Structures) and one from ART 201 (Intro Ceramics: Handbuilding) or ART 233 (Intro to Glass)

Intermediate Classes (15 Credits)

ART 332 (Intermediate Sculpture) or 10 credit from ART 332 and 5 credit from ART 353 (Intermediate Ceramics) or ART 333 (New Materials and Processes in Glass)

Senior Studio (20 Credits)

ART 453 (3D4M Senior Studio)

Studio Art or Related Electives (15 Credits)

 

Art History (15 Credits)

Modern Art History (5 credits): ART H 203, 380, 381, 382, or 384
Non-western Art History (5 credits): ART H 205, 206, 212, 215, 230, 233, 306, 310, 311, 313, 315, 318, or 337
ART H elective

200-level 3D4M classes may be taken concurrently, but must be completed before beginning 300-level classes
All 300-level classes must be completed before beginning 400-level senior studio classes
20 credits of ART 453 must be taken over 4 quarters 

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (5 Credits)
Additional Writing (‘w’ courses) (10 Credits)
Quantintative and Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Foreign Language (0-15 Credits)
Areas of Knowledge (75 credits)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts; Individuals and Societies; Natural World

More details about General Education requirements are outlined in the Overview of Requirements for an Undergraduate Degree

 

Electives

In addition to the above listed general education requirements and major coursework, students take elective courses across the curriculum to supplement their education. The number of elective credits vary from student to student depending on variations in course of study. Students must take at least as many electives as complete the difference between general education requirements, major requirements, and the 180 credit minimum to graduate from the UW.