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Art

Studio Art (BA)

Offered by the Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the major requires satisfactory completion (grades of C or better) of 12 credit hours of studio courses and departmental approval.

  • 120 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
  • Completion of college writing requirement
  • Completion of university mathematics requirement

General Education Requirements

  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements

  • 54-55 credit hours with grades of C or better
  • Areas of Specialization: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Installation, or Multimedia

Course Requirements

Areas of Specialization

Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Installation

Required (39 credit hours)
Studio Courses (12 credit hours)

Complete 12 credit hours of upper-level studio courses from the following:

Art History (3 credit hours)
  • 3 credit hours in art history (ARTH)

Multimedia

Required (49 credit hours)
6 credit hours from the following:

Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

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