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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Art Major - Bachelor of Arts (54 hours)


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This program is designed for the liberal arts-oriented students who want to major in the visual arts. It provides maximum flexibility in terms of electives in art and non-art courses. Professionally oriented art students may start in this program and apply for admission to the B.F.A. program when eligible.

The requirements of the art curriculum of the College of Fine Arts have to be satisfied. Fifty-four hours in art satisfy the major requirements of this curriculum and are distributed as follows:

Basic Studies Requirement (12 hours)


Art History Requirement (12 hours)


  • Two additional Art History courses at the 3000- or 4000-level, or at the 5000-level with permission of instructor Credits: 6-9 hours

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement (3 hours)


Studio Art Requirement (12 hours)


  • One 2000-level 2D course Credits: 3 hours
  • One 3000-4000 level 2D course Credits: 3 hours
  • One 2000-level 3D course Credits: 3 hours
  • One 3000-level 3D course Credits: 3 hours 

Art Electives (15 hours)


Art major studio credits. Electives and required art courses should be determined in consultation with a faculty advisor within the studio area of emphasis. Three (3) hours of non-Western Art History may be applied to the elective requirement.

Grading Requirement


Art majors and minors receiving a grade below a “C” in a required course must repeat the course.

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