Bachelor of Arts, Major in Art

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Art
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 23
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 33
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 24
Degree Specific Requirements
Foreign Language 214
Major: Foundation
ARTS 1313
ARTS 1314
ARTS 1315
W.A.S.H. - 2D
and W.A.S.H. - 3D
and W.A.S.H. - Lecture
9
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 1319Drawing II3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3
Major: Required
ARTS 1303Art History Survey I 33
ARTS 2375Photographic Concepts3
or ARTS 3305 Painting I
or ARTS 2317 Life Drawing I
ARTS 3318Sculpture I3
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
Select 3 Art History Advanced hours from:3
The History Of Animation
Design History
Ancient Greek and Roman Art
Renaissance Art History
Art and Culture in Context
History of Photography
Modern Art Before 1945
Art Since 1945
History Of Mexican Art
Major: Prescribed Electives
Select 15 hours Art Advanced Electives from:15
Performance and Video Art
Printmaking
Advanced Workshop in Art Studio + History
Life Drawing II
Ceramics I
Typography
Intro To 3D Computer Animation
Web Site Development
Advanced Painting
Painting In Aquamedia
Book Arts
Advanced Printmaking
Advanced Studio
Advanced Drawing
Sculpture II
Ceramics II
Illustration
Minor: Required
Minor 418
Electives: General
General Electives 7
Total Hours120
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

WOLC 2311 & WOLC 2312 satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and 3 semester credit hours of Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

3
ARTS 1303 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).
4

BA Art majors may minor in Art History or in programs outside of the Department of Art. BA Art majors may not minor in Secondary Education, Graphic Design, Photography, Three-Dimensional Studio Art, or Two-Dimensional Studio Art.  To minor in Art History, a BA Art major must complete all of the requirements of the major, plus at least 12 hours of Art History not included in the major requirements. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework (SHSU only).

A total of 42 advanced hours are required for the BA. Twenty-four of these advanced hours are taken in the major. Eighteen advanced hours should be taken in the minor, foreign language, or electives.

Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II13Component Area I3
ARTS 13133Component Area III4
ARTS 13143ARTS 130323
ARTS 13153ARTS 13163
 ARTS 23133
 12 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area VI3
Component Area VI3ARTS 2375, 3305, or 23173
ARTS 13193Art Advanced Electives36
ARTS 33183General Electives3
ARTS 33853 
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area VII3
Art Advanced Electives33Art Advanced Electives36
Foreign Language44Foreign Language44
General Electives1Minor53
Minor53 
 15 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VIII3Component Area VII3
Art History Advanced Electives63Component Area IX1
Foreign Language43Foreign Language43
Minor56General Electives3
 Minor56
 15 16
Total Hours: 120
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

ARTS 1303 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

3

See, Art Advanced Electives course listing below. 

4

WOLC 2311 & WOLC 2312 satisfy the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) and 3 semester credit hours of Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). 

5

BA Art majors may minor in Art History or in programs outside of the Department of Art. BA Art majors may not minor in Secondary Education, Graphic Design, Photography, Three-Dimensional Studio Art, or Two-Dimensional Studio Art.  To minor in Art History, a BA Art major must complete all of the requirements of the major, plus at least 12 hours of Art History not included in the major requirements. 

6

See, Art History Advanced Electives course listing below. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

A total of 42 advanced hours are required for the BA. Twenty-four of these advanced hours are taken in the major. Eighteen advanced hours should be taken in the minor, foreign language, or electives.

Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

Art Advanced Electives 3
ARTS 3307Performance and Video Art3
ARTS 3310Printmaking3
ARTS 3314Advanced Workshop in Art Studio + History3
ARTS 3317Life Drawing II3
ARTS 3320Ceramics I3
ARTS 3322Typography3
ARTS 3343Intro To 3D Computer Animation3
ARTS 3375Web Site Development3
ARTS 4305Advanced Painting3
ARTS 4307Painting In Aquamedia3
ARTS 4309Book Arts3
ARTS 4310Advanced Printmaking3
ARTS 4311Advanced Studio3
ARTS 4316Advanced Drawing3
ARTS 4318Sculpture II3
ARTS 4320Ceramics II3
ARTS 4331Illustration3
Art History Advanced Electives 6
ARTS 3382The History Of Animation3
ARTS 3383Design History3
ARTS 3386Ancient Greek and Roman Art3
ARTS 3387Renaissance Art History3
ARTS 3388Art and Culture in Context3
ARTS 4381History of Photography3
ARTS 4384Modern Art Before 19453
ARTS 4385Art Since 19453
ARTS 4387History Of Mexican Art3

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in Art is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Oral, written, and visual communications.
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Digital technology.
  • Global and intercultural fluency.