The department of Fine Arts regularly conducts formal reviews and advising session for all Fine Arts majors, including all in-coming students wishing to transfer from other institutions. The purpose of advising and reviews is to assist students in planning their courses of study and selecting the appropriate studio concentration or major discipline of study particular to their talents and educational goals. The reviews also enable transfer students to be awarded earned credits for study from other studio programs.
Once we have your name and records on file, you will be assigned an advisor and will be notified by mail by the Arts and Letters staff. Your Fine Arts advisor will be one of our full time Fine Arts faculty members. Advisors are trained to provide students with accurate and up-to-date information regarding the B.A. degree requirements and Fine Arts concentrations. Fine Arts students are expected to consult regularly with their advisor.|
An audit report provides current information regarding academic requirements you must complete and progress toward your B.A. and B.F.A. You must use a computer to access your Degree Progress and have a four-digit PIN number. Go to the above link and fill in the requested information.|
Transfer students with art credit from other institutions must have a transfer portfolio review in order to determine which courses from other institutions will be accepted as satisfying the IU Southeast Fine Arts studio requirements. All transfer students must also complete the 200 level sophomore portfolio review after completion of appropriate requirements and transfer credit approval. This also applies to students with a two-year degree from a junior or community college that wants to pursue the B.A. in Fine Arts at IU Southeast.|
After each student completes all foundations courses and at least two 200-level studios of the five, the entire studio fine arts faculty will conduct a review of the student's work. The faculty will review a portfolio that includes examples of work from foundations and the 200-level. Students will not be present for the review. A few weeks after the review has been completed, the student will be provided with a program assessment, including recommendations for continued study and suggestions for discipline concentrations.|
After Fine Arts majors complete their junior level (86+ hours), the department will conduct an assessment of their progress toward their senior exhibition and graduation. This will include a review of visual work in the designated concentration areas, the student’s development in their work, and the application of their studies to broader professional goals.|
In the spring semester before graduation, all B.F.A. majors are required to take G400 B.F.A. Final Review, which includes a written thesis, a formal exhibition of their work, and a defense of the exhibition and written thesis in an oral presentation.