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Bachelor of Arts Visual Art

This is a flexible liberal arts degree providing a solid foundation in visual skills, media, and techniques with enough electives to allow students to add a minor in another field as needed for several art related career paths including: arts administration or gallery management (Marketing or Business minor), art historian or critic (French, German, Literature, Philosophy, or History minor), Art Conservation (Chemistry minor), Art Therapy (Psychology minor), or Costume/Set Design (Theatre minor).

Course Listing   Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 46-47* 40-41
Foreign Language* (four courses in one language)   12
Art Requirements   50
Required Art Foundation Courses    
ART 100 Art Theory**
ART 101 Two Dimensional Design
ART 103 Three Dimensional Design
ART 105 Color Theory
ART 130 Basic Drawing
ART 140 Basic Digital Photography/Computer Skills***
Two Dimensional Media – select one 3  
ART 212 Beginning Printmaking
ART 232 Beginning Painting
Three Dimensional Media – select one 3  
ART 205 Beginning Jewelry
ART 207 Beginning Ceramics
ART 211 Beginning Sculpture
ART 370 Drawing
ART 301 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic
ART 302 Art History: Renaissance to Modern
ART Art History (Upper Division 300-400 level)
ART 490 Senior Exhibit

Upper Division Art Electives (300-400 level courses) 12  
Electives   7-8
Electives (must be upper division)   14
Total   124
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*Foreign Language satisfies 3 hours of International Studies of General Education Requirement.
**Art Theory satisfies 3 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts General Education Requirement.
***Basic Digital Photo/Computer Skills satisfies departmental computer literacy requirement.