The Bachelor of Art (BA) in Art is a one hundred twenty (120) hour degree program. The BA in Art is the perfect degree for students whose educational goals include broader exploration of the university’s academic resources as well as their desire for a rigorous program in art and design.

The Bachelor of Arts program does not emphasize the usual disciplinary distinctions but focuses on the creative skills that are common to all of these practices. The goal is not to train masters of particular materials (paint, clay, computers, etc.), but to provide a broad base of technical and conceptual skills that can be applied to a wide range of creative activities. Creative process, critical thinking, project development, community engagement, and collaboration are as important as technical skill development. The Bachelor of Arts degree is well-suited to students who plan to complete two undergraduate degrees; to students who anticipate graduate or professional school not directly related to art and design; to students whose interests in art and design and other educational pursuits are equally strong; or to those students who wish to integrate other educational pursuits with their visually creative work.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements 42
Required Courses
ART 1316 Drawing I 3
ART 1311 Two-Dimensional Design and Color Theory 3
ART 1317 Drawing II 3
or ART 2323 Figure Drawing
ART 1312 Three-Dimensional Design & Color Theory 3
ART 141 Intro to Shop Safety 1
PHO 2357 Basic Photography I 3
GLB/History of Art I *
GLB/History of Art II *
ART 404 GLB/History of Contemporary Art 3
ART 405 History of Modern Art 3
6 semester hours from the following: 6
ART 2313 Introduction to Visual Communication
ART 2316 Sophomore Studio: Introduction to Painting
ART 2326 Sophomore Studio: Introduction to Sculpture
ART 2346 Sophomore Studio: Introduction to Ceramics
Plus additional
Advanced ART and PHO courses 18
Total Art and Photography courses: 46 Semester hours
Required Support Courses
Foreign Language ** 12
Electives
Select courses outside of ART to equal 120 total hours *** 20
Total Hours 120