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Associate in Arts (601)

Illinois colleges and universities offer two different bachelor’s degrees in Art: the professional Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) degree and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Art. In general, because the B.F.A. degree prepares students for graduate school, it requires 70 or more semester credits in Art, while the B.A. degree (major in Art) requires about 40 to 50 semester credits in Art. At some schools, a B.A. degree requires competency in a foreign language, while the B.F.A. degree does not.

To transfer as a junior into either a B.F.A. program or B.A. program with a major in Art, students should select one of the options following consultation with the Art department. Most schools require a portfolio review for admission to a B.F.A. program, for registration in a second studio course in a medium and/or for scholarship consideration.

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Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution’s catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program. This program includes the basic courses university art departments require their freshmen and sophomores to take as well as foundation courses in various areas of specialization.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354

Glenn Bodish, Associate Professor 815/835-6250

ART-IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum


First Semester - Sem/Hrs: 16

  • Mathematics 3 Semester hour(s)

Second Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15

  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)

Third Semester - Sem/Hrs: 18-19

  • *Life Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities 6 Semester hour(s)
  • **ART Elective 3 Semester hour(s)

Fourth Semester - Sem/Hrs: 15-16

  • Social/Behavioral Science 3  Semester hour(s)
  • *Physical Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • **ART Elective 2 Semester hour(s)

Total Credits: 65


*One lab science required.

**Art elective courses may be chosen from various media in consultation with an academic advisor or art department faculty.

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