BA in Art - Art Emphasis
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in art degree with an art emphasis is designed for students who want to combine a broad training in art and design with additional areas of study. After completing the art foundation studies curriculum, each student gains experience in 2-D, 3-D and design areas, followed by focused work in a single area, or work in a variety of courses from multiple areas as per the student’s goals. The degree requires a minor in an area outside ADCI along with elective courses, selected with the assistance of an advisor, that can be from within ADCI or from other areas of the university.
A minimum total of 120 hours is required for the BA in art — art emphasis and includes 54 credit hours of art and art history courses listed below. In addition to the university scholastic, residence and general education requirements, candidates for the degree must also complete a minor in a discipline other than art and design. The requirements for minors are set by each department. Hours completed for a minor cannot be used to satisfy requirements for two or more minors. Hours completed for the minor may include coursework that satisfies general education requirements.
|General Education 1|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||6|
|Natural Sciences and Mathematics||6|
|Advanced Further Study and I&P||9|
|Art Foundation Studies Curriculum|
|ARTF 102||Introduction to Art and Design 2||3|
|ARTF 136||Foundation 2-D Design 2||3|
|ARTF 145||Foundation Drawing 2||3|
|ARTF 189||Foundation 3-D Design 2||3|
|ARTF 202||Mid-Program Review||1|
|ARTH 125_ Intro to Visual & Material Culture (two different courses)||6|
|ARTH 300-level, any combination of courses totaling 6 hours; not more than three credits of ARTH 390_ level||6|
|ARTH 500-level, 1 course||3|
|Art Distribution Requirements|
|Select one of the following 2-D courses:||3|
|Introduction to Photography|
|Introduction to Life Drawing|
|Introduction to Painting Media|
|Introduction to Printmaking|
|Select one of the following 3-D courses:||3|
|Introduction to Ceramics|
|Introduction to Sculpture and Extended Media|
|Select one of the following digital-based courses||3|
|Digital 3-D Tools in Sculpture|
|Select one of the following design courses:||3|
|Introduction to Graphic Design|
|Graphic Design Concepts|
|Graphic Materials and Processes|
|Art Emphasis Requirements|
|Any ART/E/G/S 200+||3|
|ARTH/S 390_ or ARTS 375_||1|
|ARTH/S 390_ or ARTS 375_||1|
|ART/E/G/S 300+ ( all 9 credit hours must be from either ARTG, ARTE or ARTS; ARTS 300+ courses must be from a single media area)||9|
|Minor in a discipline other than art and design|
|Select a minor from an area outside ADCI, as determined by Undergraduate Catalog requirements 3||15|
|ADCI or University Electives|
|With an advisor, select any additional coursework in art or other discipline that complements the student’s plan of study; credits variable as necessary to fulfill degree requirements. 3||9|
|Total Credit Hours||120|
Must be approved general education courses.
Must be completed prior to enrolling in ARTF 202.
Credit hours required for a minor may vary. With an advisor, select a sufficient number of elective credit hours to fulfill the 120 credit hour requirement for the degree.
Note: 45+ upper-division hours are required for graduation. Model programs of study are available in the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries office and online.