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Painting + Drawing / Degree Requirements

The Painting + Drawing program officer both a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. 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.
 

BFA / Bachelor of Fine Arts (90 Credits)

Students must have a 3.0 GPA to declare the major and maintain a 3.0 in all classes to remain in the major.

Introductory Courses (5 Credits)

ART 190 Beginning Drawing (5 Credits)

Drawing Courses (15 Credits)

ART 290 Beginning Drawing: The Figure (5 Credits)
ART 390 Intermediate Drawing (5 Credits)
ART 490 Advanced Drawing (5 Credits)

Painting Courses (40 Credits)

ART 292 Beginning Painting (5 Credits)
ART 392 Intermediate Painting (5 Credits)
ART 393 Intermediate Painting (5 Credits)
ART 492 Advanced Painting: The Figure (10 Credits) -or- ART 492 The Figure (5 Credits) AND ART 490 Advanced Drawing (5 Credits)
ART 494 Senior Seminar in Painting + Drawing (15 Credits)

Studio Art or Related Electives (15 Credits)

Art History Courses (15 Credits)

BA / Bachelor of Arts (55 Credits)

Students must have a 2.5 minimum GPA to declare the major.

Introductory Courses (5 Credits)

ART 190 Beginning Drawing  (5 Credits)

Drawing Classes (15 Credits)

ART 290 Beginning Drawing: The Figure (5 Credits)
ART 390 Intermediate Drawing (5 Credits)
ART 490 Advanced Drawing (5 Credits)

Painting Classes (45 Credits)

ART 292 Beginning Painting (5 Credits)
ART 392 Intermediate Painting (5 Credits)
ART 393 Intermediate Painting (5 Credits)
ART 492 Advanced Painting: The Figure (5 Credits)

Art History Courses (15 Credits)

General Education Requirements—Apply to both BFA and BA

English Composition (5 Credits)
Additional Writing (‘w’ courses) (10 Credits)
Quantitative 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—Apply to both BFA and BA

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.