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Visual Art BA

Department of Art

Admission Procedures

Students interested in pursuing a degree in Art must first apply for admission to the Art Department. Enrollment in all ART classes, beyond ART 100, is limited to admitted majors and minors. To pursue a major, minor, or endorsement in Art Education, Graphic Design, Illustration, or Visual Art, students need to submit an exemplary portfolio and written statement for faculty review. Students interested in pursuing the BA or minor in the History of Art and Visual Culture (ARTHIST) do not need to apply for admission. For complete instructions and deadlines for admission to the program, please see “Admission To Art” on the Art Department website at

Visual Art BA 
Course Number and TitleCredits
Foundational Studies Program requirements indicated in bold
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM Mathematics3-4
DLN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
DLV ARTHIST 101 Survey of Western Art I3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS Social Sciences course3
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field3
ART 107, 108 Art Foundations I and II6
ART 109 Foundation Drawing3
CID ART 298 Seminar3
FF ART 491 Senior Studio Seminar in Visual Arts3
ARTHIST 102 Survey of Western Art II3
Three (3) 2-dimensional courses chosen from:
ART 209 Introduction to Printmaking
ART 212 Drawing I
ART 215 Painting I
ART 251 Introduction to Creative Photography
Two (2) 3-dimensional courses chosen from:
ART 221 Art Metals: Intro to Metalsmithing
ART 225 Ceramics or ART 226 Ceramics
ART 231 Beginning Sculpture
Two disciplines must be represented
Upper-division art history (ARTHIST)3
Upper-division Art electives6
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits28
Electives to total 120 credits13-16