B.A. in Art
The art major provides a solid foundation for those who wish to continue in the creative field. Students are encouraged to focus on the discipline of their choice; available disciplines include ceramics, drawing and painting, interdisciplinary, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
To qualify for a solo senior exhibition, students must enroll in ART 431 by the end of their junior year and present a qualifying exhibition proposal.
- Students must successfully complete a portfolio Review of Artistic Competencies (RAC) before progressing to upper-division courses. The review dates are announced every term and are available in the Department of Art. Special fee applies.
- Students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average in major courses to graduate.
|New Genre Art Forms I|
or ART 160
or ART 105
or ART 111
|Art History Component||9|
|Select three of the following:|
|History of Ancient Art and Architecture 2|
|Writing 3: History of Modern Art and Architecture 3|
|History of Contemporary Art and Architecture 2|
|Women In Art|
|History of Early Christian and Medieval Art and Architecture 2|
|History of Renaissance to Rococo Art and Architecture 2|
|History of Graphic Design and Illustration|
|Select 12 units from the following:|
|Fundamental Art Experiences 2|
|Secondary Art: Methods, Materials, and Curriculum|
|Drawing and Painting II|
|Multicultural Art 2|
|Ceramic Studio Processes|
|Multicultural Art Processes|
|Drawing and Painting Processes|
|Advanced Photography Studio|
|Special Topics in Art|
|Introduction to Computer Graphics|
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement.
Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.
Recommended General Education Courses
|Intellectual and Practical Skills|
|GE 100||First-Year Seminar||3|
|WRIT 110||Writing 1: The Art and Craft of Writing||3|
|Writing 2: Writing for Visual Thinkers|
|Writing 3: History of Modern Art and Architecture|
FFL XXX: Fitness for Life
Select one of the following:
|Mathematics in Society|
|Introduction to Statistics|
|Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World|
|Humanities: Fine Arts||3|
Select one of the following:
|History of Early Christian and Medieval Art and Architecture|
|History of Renaissance to Rococo Art and Architecture|
|United States History Since 1877|
|Studies in Literature|
or SOC 120
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Natural Sciences w/lab||4|
|Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation|
|MIN 108||Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry||3|
|UBBL 100||Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy||3|
|PHIL 100||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|Personal and Social Responsibility|
|Integrative and Applied Learning||3|
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Demonstrate competencies with traditional and nontraditional materials, tools, and techniques.
- Practice aesthetic engagement and critical judgment through writing and speaking.
- Identify art historical time periods and place artworks within their art historical time periods.
- Articulate how Christian faith impacts artistic creation both historically and in contemporary art.