School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

Bachelor of Arts
Major in Art + Design

1. University Core Requirements (41 s.h.)

See Art + Design major checklist for details.

2. Required Courses (27 s.h.)

ART 181 Visual Foundations I (3 s.h.)
ART 182 Visual Foundations II (3 s.h.)
ART 390 Critical Theory (3 s.h.)
ART 411 Senior Studio (3 s.h.)
ART 412 Senior Studio (3 s.h.)

Choose one of:

ART 211 Life Drawing I (3 s.h.)
ART 212 Life Drawing II (3 s.h.)

Choose one of:

ART 221 Painting I (3 s.h.) or
ART 222 Painting II (3 s.h.)

Choose one of:

ART 237 History of Western Art I (3 s.h.)
ART 238 History of Western Art II (3 s.h.)

Choose one of:
ART 327 Modern Art History I (3 s.h.)
ART 328 Modern Art History II (3 s.h.)

3. Elective Art Courses (15 s.h.)

Choose from list below (can also include any courses not already taken above)
ART 215 Beauty and the Sacred: Introduction to the Sacred Arts (3 s.h.)
ART 224 Byzantine Iconography (3 s.h.)
ART 226 Issues in Art and Culture: 1850 to Present (3 s.h.)
ART 230 Photography (3 s.h.)
ART 240 Printmaking I (3 s.h.)
ART 250 Fundamentals of Digital Design (3 s.h.)
ART 273 Ceramics I (3 s.h.)
ART 280 3D Design (3 s.h.)
ART 283 Sculpture I (3 s.h.)
ART 290-292 Special Topics in Art (1-3 s.h.)
ART 305-307 Art Practicum (1-3 s.h.)
ART 310 Drawing (3 s.h.)
ART 321 Abstract Painting (3 s.h.)
ART 324 Byzantine Style Iconography (3 s.h.)
ART 330 Photographic Vision (3 s.h.)
ART 340 Printmaking II (3 s.h.)
ART 351 Intermedia (3 s.h.)
ART 352 Intermedia Production (3 s.h.)
ART 361 Imaging and Illustration Design (3 s.h.)
ART 362 Symbol and Typography Design (3 s.h.)
ART 363 Format & Layout Design (3 s.h.)
ART 373 Ceramics II (3 s.h.)
ART 410 Drawing (3 s.h.)
ART 421 Advanced Painting (3 s.h.)
ART 435 The Incarnate Eye: Representation of the Body of Christ in the Latter Middle Ages and Early Renaissance (3 s.h.)
ART 490-492 Special Topics in Art (1-3 s.h.)

4.  Ancillary Requirements (6 s.h.)

SAMC 111Critical Issues in the Arts (3 s.h.)
SAMC 112 Interdisciplinary History of Western Arts (3 s.h.)
ART 180 Integration Forum (0 s.h.) (req. every semester)

5.  Elective Courses (33 s.h.)

Students are encouraged, but not required to take elective classes that contribute to a concentration or a minor. 

For complete program details, view the academic calendar here.
For ART course descriptions click here.

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