B.A. in Art (AR.BA)

B.A. in Art (AR.BA)

Core Requirements/Art (30 credits)
AR-113Basic Design and Composition3
AR-114Basic Design and Color3
AR-116Three-Dimensional Design3
AR-172Introduction to Digital Design3
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
AR-181Digital Photography I3
AR-191Drawing I3
AR-192Drawing II3
AR-241History of Western Art I3
AR-242History of Western Art II3
AR-300+: Select 3 credits in Art History at the 300+ level3
AR-REVArt and Design Student Portfolio Review0
AR-SHOSenior Show0
Art Major Requirements (24 credits)
(Art Major Requirements satisfy Aesthetics (AT) in General Education)
AR-217Sculpture I3
AR-221Painting I3
AR-222Painting II3
AR-311Drawing III3
AR-316Sculpture II3
AR-321Painting III3
AR-265Hand Built Ceramics3
or AR-266 Wheel Thrown Ceramics
Select one of the following:3
Creative Book Arts
Print: Intaglio/Relief
Print: Lithography and Silkscreening
Free Electives (27 credits) 1, 2
Select up to 27 credits of free electives. 1, 227
General Education Requirements (39 credits) 3
Complete 39 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 339
Total Credits120

Recommended: Any Art (AR) course at 300+ or 400+ levels and/or CO-272 Real People Reel Stories (3 cr.)


Please consult with your advisor regarding the required number of free electives.


The General Education curriculum requires the completion of 45 credits. However, students may be able to share credits from within their major or interdisciplinary requirements. Please consult with your advisor to determine which General Education courses must be completed.


  • 58 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • The Department of Art and Design awards departmental honors to graduating seniors who successfully complete AR-410 Advanced Project I (1-3 cr.) and AR-411 Advanced Project II (1-3 cr.), and maintain a 3.50 major GPA, and a 3.00 overall GPA.

Sequence Chart

First Year
EN-101 College Composition I3EN-102 College Composition II3
AR-113 Basic Design and Composition3AR-114 Basic Design and Color3
AR-191 Drawing I3AR-192 Drawing II3
Gen*Ed World Language3AR-116 Three-Dimensional Design3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Gen*Ed Mathematics3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Second Year
AR-217 Sculpture I (Gen*Ed Aesthetics AR, DA, MU, TH)3AR-REV Art and Design Student Portfolio Review0
AR-221 Painting I3AR-242 History of Western Art II3
AR-241 History of Western Art I3AR-222 Painting II3
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3AR-316 Sculpture II3
Gen*Ed Natural Science BY, CE, PH, SC, GL3Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
 Gen*Ed Natural Science BY, CE, PH, SC, GL3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
Select one:-381/AR-382/AR-306 3Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD)3
AR-172 Introduction to Digital Design (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL)3Free Electives9
AR-181 Digital Photography I3AR-300 Art History course3
Gen*Ed CulturalDiversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3 
EN-2xx Gen*Ed Literature (LIT)3 
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Fourth Year
AR-311 Drawing III3AR-321 Painting III3
AR-265 Hand Built Ceramics or 2663AR-SHO Senior Show0
Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ISP)3Free Electives9
Free Electives6Free Electives3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Total Credits 120