Major/Minor Requirements

The major in art consists of 44 hours of specified coursework including art electives. Students majoring in art develop aesthetic and technical skills and study the history of art. The program is designed to balance art production with an awareness of related cultural values and the history of art. Upon completion of the requirements for the major, students either prepare a professional exhibit or complete a visual arts internship in an area related to their career interests. Students planning to teach art must also complete coursework for certification as K-12 art educators. Minors, consisting of 20 hours, are offered in both studio art and art history.

Major: Art (BA)

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

One of the following:
ART 204 Digital Art I
ART 206 Painting I
4
ART 205 Drawing I 4
ART 208 Photography I 4
One of the following:
ART 209 Sculpture I
ART 213 Ceramics I
ART 220 Introduction to Glass
4
ARTH 232 Renaissance to 20th Century Art 4
ARTH 352 Art Since 1900 4
Four ART or ARTH electives at the 300/400 level* 16
One of the following:
ART 450 Studio Art Seminar
ART/ARTH 485 Visual Art Internship
4
Total 44
* MUS 336 Arts Management is a pre-requisite for ART/ARTH 485

Students pursing the 5-year MAEd in Art Education should take the four 300/400 level ART/ARTH electives with the following distribution:

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

300 level 2-dimensional art

4

300 level 3-dimensional art 4
300 level digital art or photo 4
300/400 level studio art or art history elective 4

 

Minors

Art History

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

ART 232 Renaissance to 20th Century Art 4
ARTH 352 Art Since 1900 4
Three ARTH Electives* 12
Total 20

Studio Art

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

One of the following:
ART 205 Drawing I
ART 206 Painting I
4
One of the following:
ART 209 Sculpture I
ART 213 Ceramics I
ART 220 Introduction to Glass
4
One of the following:
ART 204 Digital Art I
Art 208:Photography I
4
Two Studio Art Electives at the 300/400 level* 8
Total 20

*Students majoring in studio art and wishing also to complete a minor in art history must fulfill all upper-level course requirements for the major with studio (ART) courses only. Art history (ARTH) courses that fulfill the requirements for the art history minor may not also be used to fulfill the upper-level requirements for the studio art major.