College of Fine Arts
Admission and Satisfactory Progress
Admission requirements for UF freshmen and sophomores not currently majoring in art: Freshmen and sophomores who would like to change their majors to an art studio major must submit a conditional portfolio of no more than ten pieces of artwork. An art faculty committee will review these portfolios and accept or deny conditional admission into an art studio major. Upon conditional admission, a student will begin
lower-division art studio courses. A professional portfolio must be submitted to gain admission into the upper-division studio art programs (3000/4000-level classes).
Students interested in changing their majors to art history must complete ARH 2050 and 2051 with no grade lower than a B before gaining admission.
Students may not change their majors to an art major if they are currently on probation in their college. Students may not change their majors to an art major after having completed 75 credits, which includes current enrollment.
Preparation for Degrees in Art (art education, art history, graphic design, and studio art): Admission to the B.F.A., B.A.A.Ed., B.A.H.A. or B.A. degree programs is not automatic. At the end of the sophomore year or 60 hours, all students must meet minimum GPA requirements and submit a portfolio based upon the previous two years’ art work for admission to the 3000-level course sequence in their concentration. All students are encouraged to work with faculty members in order to submit the best portfolio possible. Admission is highly selective and competitive. The portfolio deadline for fall admission is March 15.
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Preprofessional Requirements: All students entering into any degree program, with the exception of art history, must take ART 1802C and 1803C (regardless of AP, IB or dual-enrollment courses), a drawing studio, and ARH 2050 and 2051. Students may take two 2000-level studio courses before ART 1802C and ART 1803C. A portfolio review will be required before admission into junior-level studio courses.
Courses used to meet preprofessional and general education requirements cannot be taken by flexible learning or pass/fail (S-U). Students who wish to use a course from another institution to fulfill preprofessional and/or general education requirements should first consult the art adviser.
Upper-division transfer admission: The Office of Admissions determines the transferability of credit earned at other institutions. Upper-division transfer students (applicants with at least 60 credit hours) may transfer no more than 60 hours from a community college as part of the hours required for a UF degree; this limit does not apply to course work taken at a four-year institution. Students who have achieved advanced upper-division status, 90 credits or more at a four-year institution, may not be admitted.
Transfer students who do not have a completed application on file by the deadline, including all required documentation, transcripts, etc., will not be considered for admission and must apply for a subsequent term. Admissions application deadlines are enforced; students are admitted to the school for the fall or summer B term, provided they fulfill the following requirements:
- An Associate of Arts degree (Florida community college transfers only)
- Completion of all eight preprofessional courses with 3.0 GPA (for all degrees: B.A., B.F.A. and B.A.A.Ed., B.A.H.A.).
- Preprofessional courses include: 2-Dimensional Design, 3-Dimensional Design, Drawing 1, Drawing 2, Art History 1, Art History 2 and two studio art courses in the desired major.
- Students applying for studio programs must submit a portfolio for review. The deadline is March 15, and it is enforced. Students are admitted to the School of Art and Art History programs for summer or fall only. Theatre and dance portfolio info and art and art history portfolio info
- The studio requirements listed above are minimum requirements. The SAAH highly recommends that all students interested in transferring into a FA major take more than the listed studio courses.
- Art Education: In addition, students interested in applying to the art education program must submit passing scores on the general knowledge portion of the FTCE, pick an upper-division studio concentration and complete the following prerequisite courses: Teaching Diverse Populations, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Art Education or Introduction to Education.
Transfer students who have been accepted into UF to a major other than one in SAAH must complete all of the prerequisite courses at another institution and submit a professional portfolio according to the March 15 deadline for admission into an upper-division art major.
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Non-major Students: School of Art and Art History programs are limited access. Students enrolled in other majors may take an art studio course only if there is space available. Non-majors must wait until the first week of classes, then they must see the adviser, and if space is available in certain 2000-level courses, the adviser will register the non-major.
Satisfactory Progress: Students in the School of Art and Art History are expected to earn minimum grades of C in all courses taken in the school and in all preprofessional and specialization courses. No more than one D is allowed in SAAH courses and most programs require an overall 3.0 GPA.
Admission: Admission is selective and students must audition successfully. Dance auditions may be scheduled throughout the year. Students audition in two technique classes of different styles, one class at intermediate level or higher. A résumé also is required. Video audition tapes will be considered. Performance audition ratings may be used for placement level in studio course sequences. Students must consult the department adviser for specific information regarding selective admission protocols.
Satisfactory Progress: Students must receive a minimum grade of C in all major courses and stand for periodic academic and artistic reviews. Majors are guaranteed participation in the production program through the production and performance laboratory course and are expected to attend scheduled departmentals.
Digital Arts and Sciences (DAS)
Admission: Admission to the upper-division BA in DAS degree is not automatic. By the end of the sophomore year (or 60 hours of undergraduate credit), all students must meet minimum GPA requirements and have submitted a personal statement of intent (PSI) and all supplemental support material (SSM) showcasing original student work. The UF Office of Admissions deadline for fall or summer B admission is March 1; the deadline for PSI and SSM submission is March 15.
Satisfactory Progress: Students must receive minimum grades of C in all courses for the major and stand for periodic academic and program reviews.
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Admission: Admission to any curricula in the School of Music includes an audition and acceptance in a performance area. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required, except in music education where a 2.5 GPA is required. Prospective majors should contact the school’s director of admission as early as possible.
School Requirements: For admission to the professional level of study, all music majors must complete:
- Musicianship Assessment Jury, taken at the end of the theory sequence (usually at completion of 60 hours)
- Secondary Piano Levels I to IV with minimum grades of C or successful completion of the secondary piano proficiency exam
- Musical Styles (MUL 2110) with a minimum grade of C
- The Preprofessional Performance Jury (taken the last semester of MV_ 2XXX)
- Ensemble semesters as required by the student’s degree track
- Four semesters of Recital Attendance (MUS 1010) with grades of S
A comprehensive musicianship jury will take place at the end of each semester of theory. The final comprehensive musicianship exam will be taken at this jury after four semester of theory. All students must pass this exam whether theory courses are completed at UF or are transferred from another institution. Transfer students must successfully complete at UF, with minimum grades of C, any remedial course work assigned by the School of Music before taking the final comprehensive musicianship exam.
Students who exhibit excellent potential as music majors but who are not adequately prepared to enter the theory sequence as required by the degree track, may be granted provisional status. Students with provisional status are placed in MUT 1001 Rudiments of Theory. After successfully completing MUT 1001, provisional students are eligible for classification as preprofessional music majors.
Transfer students, with or without AA degrees, who have satisfactorily completed the required four semesters of music theory sequence and four semesters of lower-division performance study, four semesters of piano skills and MUL 2110 Musical Styles, must successfully pass a comprehensive musicianship exam during auditions to the School of Music to be considered a junior. Those students who have not met the above requirements must take a comprehensive musicianship exam for placement within the theory program and must then successfully pass a comprehensive musicianship exam upon completion of the theory course work assigned for remediation.
Music majors must earn a minimum grade of C in each required music course, both to fulfill degree requirements and to advance to the next level. All music students must stand for a performance examination each term they are enrolled in performance study. No course can be repeated more than once, except for ensembles, performance courses and project courses. Consult the school’s undergraduate student handbook for specific requirements.
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General Education Requirements:
- Students can fulfill three hours of the mathematics requirements by taking PHI 2100 (Logic) or computer sciences courses.
- All music majors will take in humanities: MUL 2110 Musical Styles, MUH 3211 History of Music 1, MUH 3212 History of Music 2, and one of the following courses in world musics: MUH 2501, MUH 2530 or MUH 3541.
- Students in the Bachelor of Music in music education program must fulfill six of the 9-hour social/behavioral sciences requirements by taking EDG 2701 Diverse Populations and PSY 2012 General Psychology.
- In the School of Music, the following required courses are classified as international/diversity courses: MUL 2110, MUH 3211 and MUH 3212.
- A student should take a minimum of three credits in biological or physical science while completing the 9-hour physical/biological science requirement. Music education majors cannot vary hours in general education, but must complete them according to state mandates.
Speech and Reading Requirements / Education Requirements: The speech requirement for music education is met through MUE 3311 and MUE 3330; the reading requirement is met through RED 3312. The introductory education and technology courses required by the College of Education are MUE 2040 and MUS 1360.
Admission: Admission to the Department of Theatre and Dance is selective. Before admission to the B.F.A. program, students must audition successfully for the acting or music theatre major, or present a portfolio for the production major in scene, costume or lighting design. A resumé also is required. Video audition tapes will be considered.
Performance audition or design portfolio review ratings can establish the student’s placement level in studio course sequences. Students must consult the department adviser for admission audition/portfolio requirements and deadlines.
Students seeking admission to the B.A. programs must schedule an admission interview with the theatre adviser before starting the preprofessional courses.
Satisfactory Progress: Students must receive minimum grades of C in all courses in the major and stand for periodic academic and artistic reviews. All majors are guaranteed participation in the production program through the production and performance laboratory course and are expected to attend scheduled departmentals.
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