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Visual Arts (B.A.)

Hours - 45-51 Credit Hours
Effective Sep.2020
Last Revised 5/20/2020

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Program Requirements


Graphic Design Concentration (51 Credits)

Required Visual Arts Core — 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ART 119 Drawing and Design Principles F, W, S 3.0
ART 156 Three Dimensional Concepts F, W, S 3.0


Required Art History and Theory Core — 12 Credits

Required Art History and Theory Core — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ART 316 Graphic Design History S 3.0
ART 442/ Readings in Aesthetics/ F, W 3.0
HUM 442 Philosophy of Art F, W 3.0

Take one of the following — 3 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ART 201 Global Art History I F, W, S 3.0
ART 202 Global Art History II F, W 3.0


All students Must Pass the Portfolio Review before advancing to the Visual Arts Graphic Design Concentration: Projects from Art 119 and 156 must be uploaded to Behance and submitted electronically on the program website. After completing the prerequisite courses students may apply by April 30th. Accepted students may begin Graphic Design coursework the semester indicated in the admittance letter.


Graphic Design — 33 Credits

Required — 27 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ART 210 Digital Design F, W, S 3.0
ART 212 Digital Photography F, W, S 3.0
ART 270 Typography F, W 3.0
ART 280 Branding F 3.0
IT 240 Fundamentals of Web Design and Technology F, W, S 3.0
ART 370 Web for Designers W 3.0
ART 380 Publication Design F, W 3.0
ART 444 Motion Graphics F, W 3.0
ART 445 Packaging Design F, W 3.0

Electives: Take two of the following — 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ART 399R Internship in Visual Art F, W, S 3.0
ENTR 383 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management F, W, S 3.0
ART 221R, 225, 265, 306, 312, 325, 335, 345, 365, 375, 390R, 425, 447, 465, 495R TBA 3.0
FILM 102, 218, 300, 318, 365R TBA 3.0


Painting Concentration (45 Credits)

Required Visual Arts Core — 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ART 119 Drawing and Design Principles F, W, S 3.0
ART 156/ 265 Three Dimensional Concepts/ Beginning Sculpture F, W 3.0

Required Art History and Theory Core — 12 Credits

Art History courses must be taken in chronological order (e.g. Art 196 first).

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ART 201 Global Art History I F, W, S 3.0
ART 202 Global Art History II F, W 3.0
ART 306 Global Art History III F, W 3.0
ART 442/ Readings in Aesthetics/ F, W 3.0
HUM 442 Philosophy of Art F, W 3.0

All students Must Pass the Portfolio Review before advancing to the Visual Arts Painting Concentration: Projects from Art 119 and 156/265 must be uploaded to Behance and submitted electronically on the program’s website. After completing the prerequisite courses students may apply by April 30th. Accepted students may begin Painting coursework the semester located in the admittance letter.


Painting — 27 Credits

Required — 21 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ART 210 Digital Design F, W, S 3.0
ART 212 Digital Photography F, W, S 3.0
ART 221R Figure Drawing F, W 3.0
ART 225 Painting Concepts F, S 3.0
ART 325 Figure Painting W 3.0

ART 335 or

ART 345

Watercolor or

Digital Painting

S - odd years

S - even years

3.0
ART 425 Advanced Painting F 3.0

Electives: Take two of the following — 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ART 470 Artist Portfolio Production W 3.0
ENTR 383 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management F, W, S 3.0
ART 156, 265, 270, 280, 312, 335, 365, 375, 390R, 399R, 444, 447, 465, 495R TBA 3.0
FILM 102, 218, 300, 318, 365R TBA 3.0


Program Outcomes

Upon completing a major in Art, students will:

  1. Demonstrate studio proficiency in hand crafted visual art production techniques.
  2. Demonstrate studio proficiency in digital imaging and computer software production techniques.
  3. Demonstrate methods of critical thinking through critique, compositional analysis, and interpretation of the elements and principles of design.
  4. Demonstrate informed understanding and appreciation of the history of art, theories of art, and the role of art in education through written and oral communication.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in professional practices of visual arts documentation and presentation through portfolio production and exhibition.
  6. Demonstrate leadership and self-directed learning through independent study, student research and internship.