Bachelor of Arts, Major in Art

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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)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts) 23
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)4
Degree Specific Requirements
Foreign Language14
Art Foundation
ARTS 1313
ARTS 1314
ARTS 1315
W.A.S.H. - 2D
and W.A.S.H. - 3D
and W.A.S.H. - Lecture
ARTS 1316Drawing3
ARTS 1319Drawing II3
ARTS 2313Foundations In Digital Art3
ARTS 1303Art History Survey I 23
ARTS 2375Photographic Concepts3
or ARTS 3305 Painting I
or ARTS 2317 Life Drawing I
ARTS 3318Sculpture I3
ARTS 3385Art History Survey II3
Select 3 Advanced Art History hours from:3
The History Of Animation
Design History
Ancient Greek and Roman Art
Renaissance Art History
History of Photography
Modern Art Before 1945
Art Since 1945
History Of Mexican Art
Select 12 hours Advanced Art Electives from:12
Performance and Video Art
Life Drawing II
Ceramics I
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
Minor 318
Total Hours120

Notes: 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.

First Year
Component Area II13Component Area I3
ARTS 13133Component Area III4
ARTS 13143ARTS 130323
ARTS 13153ARTS 13163
 ARTS 23133
 12 16
Second Year
Component Area I3Component Area VI3
Component Area VI3Component Area IX3
ARTS 33183Advanced Art Electives36
ARTS 13193ARTS 2375, 3305, or 23173
ARTS 33853 
 15 15
Third Year
Component Area III4Component Area IV3
Advanced Art Electives33Component Area VII3
Electives1Advanced Art Electives33
Foreign Language4Foreign Language4
 15 16
Fourth Year
Component Area VIII3Component Area VII3
Advanced Art History Electives43Component Area IX1
Foreign Language3Electives3
Minor56Foreign Language3
 15 16
Total Hours: 120

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

Advanced Art Electives 3
ARTS 3307Performance and Video Art3
ARTS 3310Printmaking3
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
Advanced Art History Electives 4
ARTS 3382The History Of Animation3
ARTS 3383Design History3
ARTS 3386Ancient Greek and Roman Art3
ARTS 3387Renaissance Art History3
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.