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Art Major (ART)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:
Art History and Museum Studies, U104
Studio Art, U105

The Art History and Museum Studies concentration is for those students wishing to pursue careers either in art scholarship or the museum and gallery profession. Those thinking primarily of Art History are encouraged to study the foreign languages needed for scholarship, particularly French and German.

The Studio Concentration combines a liberal arts education with the development of studio skills.

Program Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Fine Arts (GFA)
required: ART 100 or 101

3

One additional GLT course (student may select)

3

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses.

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
either a GHP/GPM or GMO course

3

Natural Sciences
one additional GNS/GLS or GPS course

3–4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
one additional GSB course

3

Foreign Language (GFL)
intermediate-level proficiency in one language, demonstrated by placement test, or completion of course work through course number 204

0–12

Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four WI courses

 

 

IV Major Requirements

 

Art History/Museum Studies Concentration

Minimum 36 semester hours in art

  1. ART 100* or 101* and three (3) courses chosen from: ART 201, 202, 203, and 204
  2. 6–7 s.h. of studio art, including one of the following: ART 120, 140 or 150, and one 200-level studio course
  3. At least 12 s.h. of 300-level art history course work selected from: ART 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 400, 493, 500, 501
  4. ART 590 to be taken in the spring of the junior year
  5. At least one of the following: ART 393, 400**, or 401
  6. For the purpose of program evaluation, all Art majors with a concentration in Art History and Museum Studies are required to take a comprehensive examination in the first or second semester of the senior year.

*ART 100 or 101 satisfies GFA.

**Students enrolled in ART 400 should be encouraged to consider presenting a paper at the Mint Museum Undergraduate Art History Symposium.

Studio Art Concentration

Minimum 33 semester hours in art

  1. ART 100* or 101*
  2. Two courses from ART 120, 140, 150
  3. Art History above the 100 level: 12 s.h.
  4. Studio Art above the 100 level: 15 s.h. (recommended but not required: choose from 300-level or above)
  5. Enrollment in independent study courses (optional for qualified students)

*ART 100 or 101 satisfies GFA.

V Related Area Requirements

No specific courses required.

VI Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for the degree.