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Curriculum in Art and Design—B.A.

Administered by the Department of Art and Design and leading to a 120.5 credit undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree including a 29.5 credit pre-professional program (college core).

This curriculum offers two concentrations: Art and Culture, and Art and Design History and Theory. Both concentrations are combined with an applied career minor or approved program.

Consideration for admission into the B.A. curriculum is based upon department resources, GPA earned in the college Core Courses and the freshman year.

Transfer students with studio credits from other programs, colleges and universities must present for department review a portfolio of work done in those courses in order to have the credits apply toward studio requirements. Students are required to present this portfolio upon admission and prior to registration for classes. Arrangements for this process must be made with department advisers.

Cr. Degree Requirements
36.5 General education
6 min. Biological and physical sciences and mathematics
Select from Astro 120, 150, Biol 101, 173, 211, 212, Bot 111, 265, Chem 160, 163, 163L, Com S 103, 107, Geol 100, 101, Gen 260, Math 104 or 150, 105, 140, 141, 151, Mteor 206, Phys 101, 106, Stat 101, 104, or any higher level course in these disciplines for which these courses are prerequisite
9.5 min. Communications
6 Engl 150 and 250
3 Select from CmDis 286, ComSt 101, 102, Sp Cm 212
0.5 Lib 160
6 min. Humanities
Select from Af Am 201, 252, Am In 310, Cl St – all courses, Dance 270, 360, Engl 201, 230, 231, 237, 335, 340, 346, 347, 348, 353, 354, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 384, 389, WLC 101, 102, 110, 201, 202, 301, 302, Hist—all courses, Music 102, 302, 304, 383, 384, Phil— all courses, Relig— all courses, T C 354, 355, Thtre 106, 110, 252, 465, 466, W S 336, 340, 345, 377, 422
6 min. Social sciences
Select from Anthr 201, 202, 306, Econ 101, 102, Pol S 215, 230, 241, 251, Psych 101, 230, Soc 130 or 134, or any higher level course in these disciplines for which these courses are prerequisite, or select from Am In 210, Env S 201, 223, HD FS 102, 239, 276, 283, 349, 367, 370, 373, 377, 378, 380, 395, Jl MC 101, 205, 320, 453, 474, 476, W S 201, 301, 321, 323, 327, 346, 350, 385, 386, 401
9 min. Selected from the above areas and/or from CmDis 275, 286, ComSt 101, 102, 214, 310, 311,314, 317, 318, Engl 205, 219, 220, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 309, 310, 314, 315, 316, Fin 361, 371, L A 271, Mgmt 370, Mkt 340, Sp Cm 212, 305, 312, 321, 322, 323, 325, 327.Six credits must be at the 300 level or above.
6 min. General design education
3 Select a history course from Arch, Art H, Dsn S, or L A.
3 Select from Art H 181, 426, 446, or other approved design studies course
11 College of Design Core (4 cr.)
4 Dsn S 131 Design Representation
3 Dsn S 183 Design Culture
12 Art History
6 Art H 280 & 281 Art History I & II
6 selections 300 level or above
Art and Culture Concentration
12 Design and Art Options
Select from all 200-level courses in Art, ArtIS, graphic design, and interior design, or approved list ofcourses in architecture, landscape architecture, community and regional planning, and textiles and clothing that are open to nonmajors.
30 Applied minor* or approved program of study (at least 6 credits 300 or above courses). See department for specific curriculum sheets with course information.
13 Electives
120.5
History and Theory Concentration
15 Art and Design Options
Select 12 credits from Art H 300- 400 level courses, graphic design history. or interior design history courses; 3 credits Art 498 (Museum/Gallery Internship)
30 Applied minor* or approved program of study (at least 6 credits must be foreign language courses). See department for specific curriculum sheets with course information.
10 Electives
120.5 Total credits

*A second major or minor must be approved by the department offering the program of study. See university guidelines for structuring and declaring a second major and/or minor. Credit hours not applied toward a formal second major or minor must be used in a coherent program approved by the Department of Art and Design. Approval for these 30 credits must be documented in writing following completion of 75 credits and before completion of 100 credits toward the B.A. degree.