2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 13, 2022  
2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Scott R. Fisk, Chair, Professor
Joe A. Cory, Professor
Larry D. Thompson, Professor
Geoff S. Sciacca, Associate Professor
Stephen E. Watson, Associate Professor
Lauren F. Evans, Assistant Professor
Mary E. White, Assistant Professor
William E. Winkler, Instructor

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Game Design & 3D Animation Major (B.S.) ****
Graphic Design Major (B.F.A.) 
Studio Art Major (B.A.) **
Studio Art Major (B.F.A.)  

Studio Art Minor  

Interdisciplinary Minor
Minor in the Arts*  

Older Major***
Fine Arts Major (B.S.)  

The Department of Art offers a bachelor of arts in studio art, a bachelor of science in game design and 3D animation, plus majors in graphic design and studio art, each leading to a bachelor of fine arts. The department also offers a minor in studio art and an interdisciplinary minor in the arts.*
*The minor in the arts is offered in cooperation with the Division of Music  and the Department of Theatre and Dance .
**The B.A. in Studio Art replaced the B.A. in Fine Arts in 2019-20.
***The B.S in Fine Arts is being phased out and is closed to new admits.
****Pending official Board of Trustees approval.

Portfolio Review Requirement for B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Studio Art Majors

The B.F.A. in Graphic Design and the B.F.A. in Studio Art require a portfolio review for all majors at the end of the third semester or the completion of at least five of the following courses:

Graphic Design
Studio Art

The review will require a portfolio of work examples from the courses listed above. If a student has transferred or changed majors into the B.F.A. program, then the student is expected to participate in Portfolio Review after at least five listed courses are completed. The completion of the Portfolio Review Application will be the responsibility of the student and will be due at a designated date. Students are required to pass the Portfolio Review to remain in the B.F.A. program.

Students in the B.A. in Studio Art who are considering declaring for the B.F.A. degree may also request a portfolio review and must meet the same conditions listed above.

General Education: University Core Curriculum and Distribution Requirements

General Education Distribution Requirements are noted in the individual degree tables. In those cases where a requirement is not specified, see General Education Overview  in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory section for a list of required and applicable courses.