Art Major (BA, BS)


The art major is designed to provide a well-rounded, multi-disciplinary education in the appreciation and creation of visual art, encompassing two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, art history and criticism, and a four-course disciplinary concentration in one area such as Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture. Students majoring in art are encouraged to explore other knowledge areas through a double major and/or minors.

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate can declare a major in Art. There is no portfolio review for entry into the BA/BS Art major.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (25-34 credits)

Major Department Requirements (45 credits)

Additional Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum grade of ā€œCā€ must be attained in all courses in the major.
  2. Completion of all university-wide degree requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply technical skills and the elements of art and principles of design to achieve basic visual communication and expression in one or more media.
  2. Identify and holistically discuss major works of art through formal and conceptual analysis, socio-historical contextualization, and interpretation.
  3. Identify and demonstrate ways to utilize and apply their skills and abilities to postgraduate professional practices.
  4. Make viable connections between concept and form/media.
  5. Create works of art and/or design that respond to contemporary, relevant issues inside and/or outside of the discipline.