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Art: Studio Art Emphasis, B.A.

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This major is administered by the Department of Art & Design .


The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is the liberal arts degree. The BA is earned with an emphasis in either studio art or art history.

The Studio Art emphasis focuses on art and design in the context of a broad program of general studies. The studio art emphasis BA major encourages study in a variety of disciplines and consists of 45 credits in the Department of Art & Design as follows:

Studio Art Foundation, 12 credits

Consists of 12 credits for all art programs:

Art History Foundation, 6 credits

Consists of 6 credits of 100-level art history, for all art programs. Choose from:

Art History, 6 credits

Take 6 credits of upper-level Art History courses.

Electives, 21 credits

21 credits (plus all prerequisites) selected from:


ART 399  (sections 20-39) may be taken by BA art majors only in semester abroad programs.

World Language Courses, 8 credits

Complete a two-semester sequence of university entry-level world language courses (101, 102). The requirement may be fulfilled through equivalent coursework or other language acquisition as demonstrated through a test-out policy (including Native American languages and American Sign Language). If your native language is not English and you can document formal high school or university study of your native language, you may use ENGL 101  and ENGL 202 , or ENGL 150  as a means of fulfilling this world language requirement. Please see the Department of World Languages and Literatures  for details.

Communication in the Major

Requires 18 credits as follows:

Capstone Experience

Satisfied by the completion of a formal exhibition and essay in year of graduation.

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