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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Major, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Art is a liberal arts degree.

A minor is required for students pursuing the B.A. in Art. Art majors may not minor in Studio Art. Art majors may minor in Art History, Theory and Criticism, a distinct academic discipline from Art or Communication Design, although all reside within the Department of Art and share common foundational requirements. Coursework used to meet requirements for the major may not be used to meet requirements for a minor.

B.A. in Art majors are required to meet with an advisor midway through their program to discuss educational goals and selection of a minor; this must be done upon completing 21 credits in the major, inclusive of the 18 hours of foundations courses required for all students in the Department. Additionally, students must have completed their General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy at the time of the advising review.

Foundation courses are prerequisites for courses within the Art, Communication Design, and Art History, Theory and Criticism majors. Check each course description for specific prerequisites or corequisites. A grade of “C-” or better is required in each required course before progressing to subsequent courses. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Electives in the Major: 21 credits

Select a minimum of 21 credits of additional coursework in the major. At least 9 of these credits must be in upper-division courses that have an ART prefix.* ART 3701 Professional Practices II may be taken as an elective in the major, but may not be applied to this 9 credit ART requirement. Students are encouraged to include at least one course designated as integrated media.

*Prerequisites apply. Students pursuing the B.A. in Art may not enroll in ART 4701, ARTH 4710, CDES 4450, CDES 4600, CDES 4625, CDES 4650, or CDES 4721, or in courses with an ARTE prefix. Certain other advanced ART and CDES courses may be available only to B.F.A. students.


Art Foundation 18
Post-foundation Requirements 10
Electives in the Major 21
Total for the Major 49
General Studies 33
Minor 18-27
General Electives 11-20
Total for the Degree 120


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