Bachelor of Arts in Art

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
ART 110  Drawing I 3
ART 119  Design 2-D 3
ENG 101  English Composition I or HON 150 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education Courses 6
   
Second Semester 15
ART 120  Design 3-D 3
Art History Course 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
Art Studio Courses 6
General Education Courses
9
   
Fourth Semester 15
Art Studio Course 3
Art History Course 3
Laboratory Component Course 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
Art Studio Courses 6
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses 6
   
Sixth Semester 15
ART 388  Critical Writing in Art
3
Art Studio Course 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Courses
6
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
ART 490  Senior Studio Thesis 3
Free Electives 12
   
Eighth Semester 15
Free Electives 15
Total 120

Program Notes:

35 percent of the required 120 credits must include upper division course (300-400 level).

All art studio courses 300 level and above are repeatable.

Required Major Courses (33 credits)

  • ART 110  Drawing I (3 credits)
  • ART 119  Design 2-D (3 credits)
  • ART 120  Design 3-D (3 credits)
  • ART 310  Advanced Drawing OR ART 438: Figure Drawing (3 credits)
  • ART 376  Jewelry/Metals: Casting OR ART 377: Jewelry/Metals: Fabrication (3 credits)
  • ART 382  Ceramics Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 383  Painting Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 385  Sculpture Studio (3 credits)
  • ART 388  Critical Writing in Art (3 credits)
  • ART 490  Senior Studio Thesis (3 credits)

Choose one from the following list (3 credits):

  • ART 350  Printmaking: Relief
  • ART 351  Printmaking: Intaglio
  • ART 295  Surface Design
  • ART 352  Printmaking Processes

Required Art History Courses (6 credits)

Choose one from the following list (3 credits):

  • ART 212  Art History I
  • ART 214  Art History II
  • ART 106  Art Appreciation
  • ART 109  Landmarks of World Art 

Choose one from the following list (3 credits):

  • ART 109  Landmarks of World Art
  • ART 118  History of Making
  • ART 212  Art History I
  • ART 214  Art History II
  • ART 243  Introduction to Asian Art
  • ART 308  Art History: Ancient to Medieval
  • ART 311  Medieval Art and Architecture
  • ART 316  Art History: Renaissance Through Rococo
  • ART 317  Art History: Neoclassicism Through the Present
  • ART 319  Ancient Greek and Roman Art
  • ART 323  Women in Art, ART 324 Modern Art
  • ART 326  Contemporary Art
  • ART 328  Italian Renaissance Art
  • ART 333  American Art: European Settlement through 1918
  • ART 345  Methods of Art History
  • ART 420  Contemporary Issues in Art OR ART 422 Art History: The Art World After Modernism
  • ARB 343  Images of Islam: From Spain to Iran