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Art: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking (Bachelor of Arts)

Program Description for Art

Major: Art Concentration: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Prerequisites (24 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.
Note: Students should continually take art history courses with other art courses to properly prepare for the major.

ARH2050 Art History Survey I (3 Credits)

ARH2051 Art History Survey II (3 Credits)

ART1201C Two-Dimensional Design (3 Credits)

ART2203C Three-Dimensional Design (3 Credits)

Acceptable substitute: ART X202

ART1300C Drawing I (3 Credits)

ART2301C Drawing II (3 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: ARTX330, X205, X310, X305


1000/2000 Level

  • ART
  • Art Department Strongly Recommends:
    ART 2400C Intro to Printmaking
    ART 1205C Color Theory

Major Requirements (21 credits)

Requires grades of C or higher.

ART2330C Figure Drawing I (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 1300C & ART 2301C

ART2500C Painting Fundamentals (3 Credits)

Prereq: one drawing course

ART3332C Figure Drawing II (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 3504C

ART3560C Figurative Painting (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 2500C & ART 3332C

ART3504C Painting Studio (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 2500C

ART4805C Painting and Drawing Research (3 Credits)

Prereq: ART 3332C & ART 3504C

ART4965C Fine Arts Portfolio (3 Credits)

Major Electives (9 credits)

Requires grades of C or higher.


  • ARH (3000/4000)


  • ART (3000/4000)

Minor Required

A minor is required for this major.*
The minor must be selected from the list of approved minors, including those outside the college of the major.
See List of Minors in the Undergraduate Catalog. Minors are generally completed during the last 60 hrs of your program. Your minor may require prerequisites, so choosing a minor early is beneficial. See your advisor to declare a minor.
*(Double majors are exempt from a minor.)

Foreign Language/Foreign Cultures

All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the foreign language or foreign culture requirement with grades of C or higher.


  • Select one sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, or American Sign Language.
  • Part 1 of languages are typically offered in the fall and part 2 in the spring.
  • Incoming Students with prior experience in French or Spanish must take a placement exam. Students who place above the beginning level will satisfy this requirement by earning a "C" or better in a French or Spanish at the level at which they placed.
  • Students who choose this option may also be eligible for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 6 credits of retroactive credit if they complete with a "C" or above in a 3000 level French or Spanish course.
  • This policy applies to Chinese as well, although in this case placement will be determined by the professor of the program.

FC Foreign Culture Option

  • Students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option of taking 6 hours of foreign culture courses instead of 8 hours of college level foreign language.
  • Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title.
  • A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.