May 23, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.A.


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The School of Art offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with specializations in Studio and Digital Arts. This program is designed for those wishing to study studio art within a broad liberal arts context. The degree does not require a portfolio review for admission. For University requirements related to admission to the B.A. degree in Art, please consult the Academic Policies  section. No classes used in the major may be counted toward the minor. Students should consult with an advisor for guidance in selecting courses.

The School of Art also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art History degree. This program is designed for those wishing to study art history within a broad liberal and studio arts context. The requirements for the B.A. in Art History degree, in addition to the general requirements listed in the Academic Policies section of this catalog, are the completion of 45 semester hours. No classes used in the major may be counted toward the minor. Students should consult with an art history faculty advisor for guidance in selecting courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in art are expected to:

  • Demonstrate basic technical abilities within studio media and/or scholarly abilities within art;
  • Engage in and apply scholarly and/or creative research in visual, written, and oral context;
  • Apply knowledge of art history, criticism, and theory to chosen field of study;
  • Demonstrate the ability to contextualize art experience within chosen field of study.

The Bachelor of Arts in Art specialization in Studio requires completion of three First Year Program courses, three 2000-level Studio courses, and four 3000- and 4000-level Studio courses. The specialization in Digital Arts requires completion of the three art foundation courses, ARTC 2210 , and five Digital Arts courses at the 3000 and 4000 level (with at least one being at the 4000 level). All BA students in a studio-based specialization must take four courses in Art History, the BA capstone class, necessary elective hours from within the School of Art and/or the College of Arts and Sciences, and must complete a minor (usually 21 hours).

Art, Specializations in (45 hours) - minor required

Art History  (45 hours)

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