November 18 + 19:
BFA students may complete a nine-credit, research-based Visual and Critical Studies thesis as part of their studies within the 126 credits for the BFA In Studio degree. BFA with VCS Thesis course sequences are offered over 3 semesters through the department of Visual and Critical Studies.
Students who are interested in one of the thesis options should follow the steps outlined below in the beginning of their junior year.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BFA: STUDIO ART WITH VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES (VCS) THESIS
Step 1: Students are required to meet with the Visual and Critical Studies Undergraduate Program Director in or by the beginning of their junior year.
Step 2: With the VCS Coordinator’s approval, the student enrolls in the first of the three-course sequence beginning in the spring term of their junior year:
VCS 3010 Tutorial in Visual & Critical Studies (3 credit hours)
VCS 4800 Undergraduate Thesis Seminar I: Research & Writing (3 credit hours)
CAPSTONE 4900 VCS Undergraduate Thesis Seminar II: Research & Writing (3 credit hours)
Step 3: Completion of thesis must be approved by both the Thesis II instructor and the VCS Undergraduate Coordinator. Students must make a formal presentation and participate in the Undergraduate VCS Thesis Symposium in the senior year.