Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Art or Art History are as follows:
I. Departmental requirements:
A. 40 credit hours of Studio Art, including ART 1410 Design, 2430 Drawing 1, 3314 Issues in Contemporary Art*, 4394 Senior Seminar, and 4297 Senior Studio.
- At least 16 hours are to be completed in upper-division studio art courses with at least one advanced level course in one or more of the following areas: Painting/Drawing, Sculpture, Photography/Digital, and Printmaking.
- A minimum of 4 hours are required from at least two of the following areas: Painting/Drawing, Sculpture, Photography/Digital, and Printmaking.
B. ARTH 1408 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern is required. It is strongly recommended that Studio Art majors take an additional Art History course. Suggested courses: ARTH 1407, 3357, 3360, 3461, 3363, 3364, 3465.
C. Completion of ART 4394 and ART 4297 in the senior year. During the senior year, Studio Art majors are required to have a public exhibition of art works, selected in consultation with the Studio Art faculty of the Department of Art and Art History. Student participation is contingent upon faculty portfolio review. In preparation for this exhibition, students will enroll in ART 4394 in the fall and ART 4297 in the spring semester.
*NOTE: ART 3314 may be replaced by one of the following courses: ARTH 3357, 3360, 3461, 3363, 3464, or 3365. However, the substitution will not count toward credit hours in Studio Art.
A. 40 credit hours of Art History, including ARTH 1407, 1408, 4394, and 28 hours, as follows:
- 16 credit hours concentrating on art produced before 1800.
- 12 credit hours concentrating on art produced after 1800.
- One of these courses must address non-Western art (ARTH 1309, 1310, 1311, 1413, 2428, 3345, and applicable special topics courses).
- One of these courses must focus on architectural history (ARTH 1412, 1413, 1314, 3322, 3325, 3452, 3454, 3464, 3365 and applicable special topics courses).
- At least 16 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
B. Completion of ARTH 4494 in the senior year. The course is generally offered every spring semester.
C. Students contemplating graduate study are encouraged to develop reading expertise in at least one foreign language (French, German, Spanish, Italian, and, depending on specialization, Latin, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Japanese), and to include a period of study abroad in their program. Two semesters of chemistry are strongly recommended for students considering careers in art conservation.
II. University requirements:
Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours.
Admission to Major Status
Prior to the declaration of an Art Major, the student must complete the following three courses with a grade of C or better:
- ART 1410 and 2430.
- One other ART course at the 1000 or 2000 level.
Prior to the declaration of an Art History Major, the student must complete at least three courses in Art History or Studio Art with a grade of C or better. At least two of these must be courses in Art History.
The Minor in Studio Art
- 24 credit hours in Studio Art, including ART 1410 and 2430. At least 12 credit hours are to be completed in upper-division studio courses.
- 1 course in Art History.
The Minor in Art History
24 credit hours in Art History including ARTH 1407, 1408, 2 upper-division courses concentrating on art produced before 1800, and 2 upper-division courses concentrating on art produced after 1800.
The Minor in Art and Art History
This interdisciplinary program shared between the Art and Art History programs is designed to help students relate an understanding of artistic creativity to their major field of study.
24 credit hours in Studio Art and Art History, 12 hours of which must be in Art History and 12 hours of which must be in Studio Art.
The Honors Program
I. University requirements
II. Departmental requirements:
The requirements for Honors in Art are the same as the university requirements, except that the 6 credit hours taken during the senior year are to be devoted to artistic work accompanied by prose explication. A full description of the program is available in the departmental office.
The requirements for Honors in Art History are the same as the university requirements, except that the required 10 credit hours consist of ARTH 4494--Theories and Practice of Art History, taken during the senior year, plus 6 credit hours for the Honors Thesis (ARTH 4398, 4399), taken during the senior year. A full description of the honors program in Art History is available in the departmental office.