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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Art is designed to provide the individual the opportunity and environment for the best possible education in the visual arts. Emphasis is placed on the development of the individual and his/her understanding of how the various arts shape the environment and how she or he can create a concrete statement to this effect now and throughout life.

Admission to the B.A. program - by the end of sophomore year, the B.A. Studio Art candidate should choose a major emphasis. An emphasis requires that you take 9 courses (18 credits) from one of the following areas: Ceramics/Sculpture, Painting/Drawing, Mixed Media, or Photography/Digital Media. This sequence must be completed before Art 499C Fine Art Senior Exhibition. Art 499C (spring only) is designed to clarify and establish a personal direction in the student’s major emphasis. The student will formulate an in-depth study of an advanced problem in their major emphasis. Written and oral defense of the student’s artwork will terminate in a group exhibition for the B.A. student with a studio emphasis.

Mission & Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate technical skills in a given medium, through both quality of execution and presentation.
  2. Students will analyze and interpret artworks through for malhistorical and theoretical frameworks.
  3. Students will create works that are intellectually challenging for themselves and their audience.
  4. Students will articulate their creative process through oral and written communication.


All prospective art majors and minors should begin their programs in the freshman year. Electives should include art history courses as well as studio art. In addition to major requirements, all Bachelor’s candidates must complete the Gen eral Education Curriculum. Bachelor of Arts majoring in Art must also select a minor.

Fine Arts Requirements - 27 Credit Hours

*Course also meets GEC requirement

Select ONE of the following Art History courses for a total of 3 credits:

Fine Arts Emphasis - 18 Credit Hours

Develop a major emphasis area by selecting 18 credits from ONE of the following areas:

(r) indicates a course may be repeated for up to 6 credits

Complete a Minor for 18-24 Credit Hours:

Select general electives to bring total earned hours to 120:

Total credits required for degree: 120

  • Total Art Credits: 48
  • Minimum cumulative GPA for graduation: 2.50
  • Cumulative GPA in Art Courses: 2.80

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