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2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog 
2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fine Arts BFA — Drawing, 3-D Graphics and Animation, Digital Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture

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All students pursuing a BFA in fine arts must complete the 34 semester hours of visual arts foundation courses and then select an emphasis area, consisting of 39 semester hours. Students interested in pursuing a double emphasis (e.g., emphasis in drawing and painting) are encouraged to consult a CAM advisor to discuss required courses.

General Requirements

  • All major courses within the major must be completed with a C (2.0) or better.
  • All upper-division F A courses must be taken at UC Denver unless approved by faculty.
  • 27 semester hours of all F A credits (at any level) must be taken at UC Denver.
  • 25 semester hours of total F A courses must be upper division.

Required Visual Arts Courses

To be completed by all BFA-seeking students:

Total: 28 Hours

* may include studio, lecture, internship or art history

3-D Graphics/Animation Emphasis

Entrance into the 3-D program is by portfolio review and entrance interview only. This review process happens during the spring semester of the student’s freshman year. As a result, all visual arts majors may take F A 1810 and F A 1820. These two courses will be offered at the standard tuition rates.

Students who wish to enroll in F A 2810 or above must pass the portfolio review and be accepted into the 3-D animation program. Please note that F A 2810 through F A 4820 are offered through Extended Studies and have a higher tuition rate. For the 2008-2009 academic year, this rate is anticipated at $4,050 per course. Please see for information, or contact the program director, Howard Cook, at

The following courses are required for 3-D animation majors, but are offered at the standard tuition rates:

Total: 55 Hours

Drawing Emphasis Courses

Total: 54 Hours

Digital Design Emphasis Courses

Total: 54 Hours

* consult advisor

Painting Emphasis Courses

Total: 54 Hours

Photography Emphasis Courses

Students must complete the first seven courses listed in the “Required Visual Arts” section and F A 1150 and F A 2155 before going onto the UD Photo courses. F A 3155-3170 may be completed in any order after having completed F A 2155 and must be completed prior to beginning the advanced photography sequence (F A 4195 and F A 4196). See additional prerequisites for F A 3165.

Total: 39 Hours

Sculpture Emphasis Courses

Total: 54 Hours

Transmedia Emphasis Courses

Total: 54 Hours

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