This degree is open to the student who wants to complete work in studio art beyond the 42-credit major and particularly the student who intends to pursue a career as a professional artist and attend graduate school. Students follow the regular Hunter Core Requirement for the BA degree. Departmental approval of the 61-credit BFA concentration is required. Students who have successfully completed 90 credits may apply to the BFA program, pending an interview with the BFA adviser. Students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 in this program. Required courses are as follows:
Hunter Core Requirement
Courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement.
Courses chosen from all other 200- and 300-level studio art courses. Special-topic advanced studio courses will also be offered each semester for advanced art students; however they do not count toward the major concentration.
Students wishing to graduate with honors must consult an adviser to make an official application. Application forms are in the Art Office, Room 11054 Hunter North. Major credits must have been completed with a 3.5 grade point average and the cumulative grade point average, from courses taken only at Hunter, must be at least 3.0. Student must submit 35mm slides of an advanced studio project or independent study course.
The Department of Art offers a number of courses, listed in the Graduate Catalog, that may be credited toward the degree of master of arts. Qualified students in the senior year may be admitted to these courses with the approval of the graduate art history adviser.