Art B.A.

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Bachelor of Arts - Art

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 57

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Requirements36
Studio Art Fundamentals
Studio I Courses
Begining Art History And Criticism
Upper-Division Studio Courses12
Upper-Division Art History6
Upper-Division Art Criticism3
Teaching Art Track
Total Hours57

Lower-Division Requirements

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 36 total credits required. 

Note: All courses are required unless waived via departmental advanced placement policy.

Studio Art Fundamentals

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTZ 105AVisual Language - Drawing3
ARTZ 106AVisual Language - 2-D Fndtns3
ARTZ 108AVisual Language - 3-D Fndtns3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C

Studio I Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTZ 211ADrawing I3
ARTZ 221APainting I3
ARTZ 231ACeramics I3
ARTZ 251ASculpture I3
ARTZ 271APrintmaking I3
ARTZ 284APhoto I-Techs and Processes3
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C

Beginning Art History And Criticism

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTH 200HArt of World Civilization I3
ARTH 201HArt of World Civilization II3
ARTH 250LIntroduction to Art Criticism3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C

Upper-Division Studio Courses

Complete 12 credits of the following courses:12
Drawing II
Painting II
Ceramics II
Clay and Glaze
Sculpture II
Printmaking II
Photo II-Theory, Crit, Prctice
The Art of Digital Photography
Special Topics
Advanced Research- Drawing
Advanced Research- Painting
Advanced Research- Ceramics
Advanced Research- Sculpture
Advanced Research- Printmaking
Advanced Research- Photography
Special Topics
Independent Study
Seminar- Professional Practices
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C

Upper-Division Art History

Complete 6 credits of the following courses:6
Architectural History I
Special Topics
Roman and Early Christian Art
Art of the Renaissance
Ancient American Art
Latin American Art
The History of Women in Art
20th Century Art
Renaissance Theory & Criticism
Adv Research in Art History
Advanced Research Art Crit
African Art
Spanish Art
Special Topics
Sem Art Hist & Crit
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C

Upper-Division Art Criticism

Complete the following course:
ARTH 350Contemp Art and Art Criticism3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Teaching Art Track


  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Teaching Art Track Requirements

Note: ARTZ 402 must be taken prior to ARTZ 403

Complete all of the following courses:
ARTZ 402Teaching Art I-- K-123
ARTZ 403Teaching Art II-- K-123
DANC 497Methods: Tchng Movmnt in Schls2-3
or THTR 239A Creative Drama/Dance: K-8
Total Hours8-9

Minimum Required Grade: C

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­Art, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department