Requirements

Three degrees are available in Art. Choose from a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Art; Bachelor of Art, Major in Art with a concentration in either Studio Art or Art History.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Major in Art (78 hours)

  • ART 101 Drawing I
  • ART 102 Drawing II
  • ART 103 2D Design
  • ART 104 3D Design
  • ART 241 and 242 Art History Survey I and II (or ART 251RM and 252R Italian Art History I and II abroad in Rome)
  • ART 495 Senior Comprehensive in Studio Art (in area of emphasis)
  • Choice of forty-two (42) electives to total forty-five (45) hours including twelve (12) hours from an area of emphasis 

Two of the following (6 hours) of elective upper level art history:

  • ART 293 Asian Art
  • ART 341 Early Medieval Art
  • ART 342 The Age of Cathedrals
  • ART 346 Museums and Culture
  • ART 348 The 19th Century in Art
  • ART 350 After Modern Art: 1945 to 1990
  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism
  • ART 397/497 Independent Study
  • ART 449 Seminar In Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • ART 485 Art History Methods and Theory
  • ART 499 Internship

Two of the following in correlate courses from the approved list below:

  • BIO 213 Introductory Human Anatomy
  • COMM 260 Digital Video Production
  • COMM 383 Art & Entertainment Law
  • COMM 420 Female Beauty
  • COMM 486 Practicum/Production (video/multimedia courses)
  • DANC 240 Intro to Dance
  • DANC 241 Contemporary Issues in Dance
  • ENLT 266 Film Criticism
  • ENLT 268 From Fiction to Film
  • ENLT 367 Women in Film
  • MLIT 320 Italian Cinema, 1945–65
  • PHIL 252 Philosophy of Art
  • THTR 205 Introduction to Acting
  • THTR 245 Stagecraft
  • THTR 380 History of Theatre
  • THTR 445 Scene Design
  • THTR 455 Costume Design

Participation in portfolio reviews every semester is also required, and you need to maintain an avaerage 3.0 GPA in all art courses. Art majors concentrating in Studio Art must complete four courses (12 hours) in an area of emphasis chosen in consultation with her advisor in the Art Department.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Major in Art--Concentration in Studio Art (42 hours)

  • ART 101 Drawing I
  • ART 102 Drawing II
  • ART 103 2D Design
  • ART 104 3D Design
  • ART 241 and 242 Art History Survey I and II (or ART 251RM and 252R Italian Art History I and II abroad in Rome)
  • ART 495 Senior Comprehensive in Studio Art (in area of emphasis)
  • 18 additional hours in studio course including twelve (12) hours in an area of emphasis.
  • Three hours of upper-level art history

Participation in portfolio reviews every semester is also required. 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Major in Art--Concentration in Art History (42 hours)

All of the following:

  • ART 241 Art History Survey I or ART 251RM Italian Art History I (Rome campus)
  • ART 242 Art History Survey II or ART 252RM Italian Art History II ( Rome campus)
  • ART 223 Introduction to Digital Photography
  • ART 485 Art History Methods and Theory
  • ART 495* Senior Comprehensive in Art History

* Double majors who elect to complete the Senior Comprehensive in their other major must take an additional 3 hours in art history in place of ART 495.

One of the following:

  • ART 101 Drawing I
  • ART 102 Drawing II

One of the following:

  • ART 103 2D Design
  • ART 104 3D Design

Five of the following from at least two areas (15 hours):

Ancient/Medieval

  • ART 341 Early Medieval Art
  • ART 342 The Age of Cathedrals
  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism

18th/19th Century

  • ART 345 Modern Art: 1800 to 1945
  • ART 346 Museums and Culture 
  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism
  • ART 449 Seminar In Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Twentieth Century

  • ART 345 Modern Art: 1800 to 1945
  • ART 350 After Modern Art: 1945 to 1990
  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism

Non-Western/Minority Traditions 

  • ART 293 Asian Art
  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism

Media Specific

  • ART 371 Topics in Art History and Criticism

Six (6) additional hours in either art history or studio classes are required.

Participation in portfolio reviews when taking studio classes is also required.