The BA in Art provides a foundation in art practice that emphasizes exploration, creative problem solving, and cultural awareness. Students develop a range of technical skills while exploring different ways of making art. Courses in Visual Culture provide historical context and skills in visual analysis. Advanced coursework is flexible, students choose an area of art that most interests them: drawing, painting, printmaking, illustration, ceramics, sculpture, photography, digital media, or visual culture.
Whether students are interested in developing vision and skill in making art or interested in curatorial or cultural leadership careers, the BA Art offers a flexible approach to the study of art.
The Art Program recommends all Art majors to complete a minor or certificate in an additional area of study. Consult with faculty advisor about what minor or certificate best suits interests and goals.
Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.
|Required Foundation Courses|
|ART 201||STUDIO I: IMAGE AND TECHNOLOGY||5|
|ART 202||STUDIO II: TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS||5|
|ART 213||THE VISUAL ART EXPERIENCE||5|
|or ART 210||VISUAL CULTURE|
|ART 320||CAREERS IN THE ARTS||1|
|Required Visual Culture Courses|
|ART 312||ART ACROSS TIME: PREHISTORY TO 17TH CENTURY||5|
|or ART 314||THE BODY IN ART|
|ART 313||ART ACROSS TIME: 18TH CENTURY TO CONTEMPORARY||5|
|or ART 315||HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY|
|ART 331||CONTEMPORARY ART||5|
|Art Experience Electives||15|
|In consultation with their faculty advisor, students choose three of the following courses:|
or ART 325
|PHOTOGRAPHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES|
|PHOTOGRAPHY: BLACK AND WHITE|
|THE BODY IN ART|
|HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY|
|NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN ART|
|FIBER AND TEXTILES|
In consultation with their faculty advisor, students complete 10 advanced level credits in one focus area. 400-level courses can be repeated for credit.
|DIGITAL ART: THE MOVING IMAGE|
|PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANCED PRACTICE|
|ART AS SOCIAL ACT|
or ART 406
|ART AND COMMUNITY|
|WRITING ABOUT ART|
|In consultation with their faculty advisor, students complete a minimum of 4 credits in Professional Practice topics. ART 439 to be repeated for credit.|
|TOPICS IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE|
|ART 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE (a UGR–senior capstone)||5|