BFA in Visual Art with concentration in Textile/Fibers

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BFA in Visual Art with a concentration in Textiles/Fibers. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill Core 34, please visit the KU Core 34 page.

Core 34: English (SGE)0103Core 34: English (SGE)0103
Core 34: Social and Behavior Science (SGE)0503ART 102 (Major Requirement)3
ART 101 (Core 34: Arts and Humanities (SGE))060**3ART 133 (Major Requirement)3
ART 103 (Major Requirement)3Studio Elective (Major Requirement)3
ART 105 (Major Requirement)1HA 151 (Major Requirement; Core 34: Arts and Humanities (SGE))060**3
HA 1503 
 16 15
Core 34: Math and Statistics (SGE)0303Core 34: Social and Behavior Science (SGE)0503
Core 34: Natural and Physical Sciences (SGE)0404-5TD 314 (Major Requirement)3
TD 313 (Major Requirement)3TD 315 (Major Requirement)3
TD 316 (Major Requirement)3HA 300+ Elective Course (Major Requirement)3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours3
 16-17 15
Core 34: Communications (SGE)0203TD 400+ (Major Requirement)23
TD 400+ (Major Requirement)23HA 300+ (Major Requirement)3
HA Non-Western (Major Requirement)13ART 540 (Major Requirement)3
Studio Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33Studio Elective (Major Requirement)3
Studio Elective (Major Requirement)3Core 34: Global Culture (SGE)0703
 15 15
Core 34: US Culture (SGE)0703TD 520 (Major Requirement)3
TD 5153ART 660 (Capstone Course, enroll with TD 520)43
ART 650 (Major Requirement, enroll with TD 515)43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours33
Studio Elective 300+ (Major Requirement)33Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours1
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours3Elective3
 15 13
Total Hours 120-121

A list of possible courses for History of Art Non-Western can be found on the degree requirements tab.


Choose at least 2 (cr/hr) Intermediate Textile/Fiber courses before enrolling in TD 515 and TD 520 Advanced Textiles/Fibers. Intermediate options are TD 401, TD 402, TD 403, TD 404, TD 514, TD 506. Enrollment in these courses beyond 6 credit hours may count as studio electives. 


Credit hour requirements for the degree include 45 credit hours of 300 level or above (300+). These credit hours are typically met through Core 34, major area of study, and/or general elective credit hours. Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor. 


ART 650 and ART 660 should be taken in sequence, during the last two semesters for the degree.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

*Courses with a * designate courses that are degree requirements but can also be taken to fulfill the KU Core 34 requirement.  If another course if used to fulfill the Core 34 requirement, the course listed is still required as a degree requirement.


*  - This course is a Required major course and is also part of Core 34: Systemwide General Education.  If this course is not taken to fulfill the Core 34:SGE requirement, it must be taken in place of elective hours.

**  - This course is a Recommended Core 34: Systemwide General Education course.  This specific course is not required but is recommended by the program’s faculty.

***  - This course is a Required Core 34: Systemwide General Education course.  This program is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents to require this specific Core 34:Systemwide General Education course.  If a student did not take this course it must be taken in addition to other degree requirements.