BA in Art

Find Your Place

The B.A. in Art degree is a studio-based degree. In the true spirit of a liberal arts education, this degree allows students to concentrate on art while taking courses outside their major in order to be broadly educated.


In addition to 35 hours of art studio work and 15 hours of Art History, B.A. students complete the university core (41 hours), take two semesters of a foreign language, and fulfill 19-21 hours of elective credit. Some B.A. students double major or minor in another subject, using their elective credits to fulfill the requirements of the second degree or the minor. Other students select courses that complement art or fulfill individual areas of interest.

Grow and Create

In an atmosphere that encourages skill development and exploration, studio faculty present a diverse and dynamic mixture of stylistic and aesthetic viewpoints that instill intellectual curiosity and critical thinking. Students completing the B.A. in Art degree are prepared for a variety of art-related careers and for advanced education.


Core History13Core Social Science or Core History to complete the sequence13
ARTS 1110 Drawing I3ARTS 1720 Introduction to Art History II3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ARTS 1250 Orientation To Studio Art For The Major2
Select one of the following:3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
ARTS 1510 Looking at Art: Approaches to Interpretation (Core Fine Arts)
 ARTS 1210 2-D Design for Studio Art3
ARCH 2600 The Art of Architecture, Place, and Culture (Core Fine Arts)
MUSI 2730/2737 Appreciation of Music (Core Fine Arts)
MDIA 2350 Introduction To Film Studies
THEA 2010/2017 Introduction to Theatre (Core Fine Arts)
ARTS 1710 Introduction to Art History I3 
 15 14
Core Literature13Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Core Science II4
Core Science I4Select one of the following:3
ARTS 1220 3-D Design for Studio Art3
ARTS 2510 Introduction to Sculpture (3D Area)
ARTS 1730 Introduction to Art History III3
ARTS 2810 Ceramics I (3D Area)
ARTS 3820 Ceramics II (3D Area)
 ARTS 3110 Figure Drawing3
 17 14
Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence13Core Mathematics3
ARTS 2210 Introduction to Photography (2D Area)
 Core Social Science3
ARTS 2310 Painting I (2D Area)
 2000-level Studio course23
ARTS 2410 Printmaking: Relief (2D Area)
 2000/3000-level Studio course23
3000-level Art History course23Elective3
Core Social Science3 
Select one of the following:3 
 15 15
PHIL 1070 Art, Value, and Society33000/4000-level Studio course23
3000-level Art History course23Electives9
3000/4000-level Studio course23UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
Electives5COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
ARTS 4950 BA Studio Art Capstone1 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not selected as the sequence.


Students must meet with their advisors for a list of approved courses.


COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.