Bachelor of Arts in Art


The mission of the Art Department is two fold:

  1. Contribute a necessary and integral component to the mission of the University by providing opportunities for broad artistic and intellectual development of the University body;
  2. And specifically nurture and support the quality education of those who have chosen fine arts as a professional goal either as producing artists or as teachers.

The faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service to the university and the community, and strives to provide a learning environment which nurtures not only the artistic spirit but the spirit and professionalism of the prospective art teacher as well.

  • The studio-oriented program leads to study at the graduate level or professional employment.
  • The Art Education track leads to teacher licensure in grades K-12. Students must complete a sophomore portfolio review designed to demonstrate competencies in foundations; therefore, all foundation courses should be completed by December of the sophomore year.
  • Before graduating from either program, seniors are required to present acceptable exhibitions of work from their areas of concentration and undergo a critique of that exhibition by faculty.

**"According to the University catalog, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 AND a GPA in their major in excess of 2.0 in order to graduate."

Requirements for a Bachelor of Art in ARTS: Studio Art Track

Semester Hours

Freshman Seminar


General Education Requirements*


Major Requirements

Foundations: 1010, 1020, 1320



Studio Core
1050, 1110, 1330, 1400, 1500, 2150, 2320, 2500


Primary Studio Area

Primary Studio Area: 9 hours beyond the core from one of the following areas: Ceramics, Digital Arts**, Drawing**,
Painting, Printmaking, or Sculpture


Secondary Studio Area:

6 hours beyond the core from another studio area


Art History:
ART 2080, 2090, 4330, and two of the following:
ART 2160, 2170, 3700, 3710, 3720, 3730, 3740, 3750,
4310, 4320, or appropriate ARTS 3xxx or 4xxx


Professional Art Practices: ART 4031****


Electives: Any university course



Total: 120

*Students who plan to major in Art should consult the Department Chair prior to registering for General Education Courses.

**Intermediate level does not count toward the 9 hours.

****Taken in spring of junior year.