Dec 14, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Art (B.A.)

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Within this program, students create work in a variety of disciplines, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital media, ceramics and art history. The degree provides students with a critical and historical perspective for assessing their work.

Learning Outcomes for Art Majors

Graduating students should be able to:

  1. Articulate informed and ideologically sound ideas about art, both historic and contemporary, and connect those ideas to the wider world.
  2. Create artwork that is technically proficient and imbued with meaningful content.
  3. Demonstrate a general understanding, ability and resourcefulness with a wide range of art media, as well as a deeper understanding of at least one medium such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital media or art history.
  4. Have an openness to ideas other than their own and a willingness to take risks with their own work.
  5. Have established regular studio practice, which will hopefully be lifelong, be aware of developing issues in their own work and know how to continue on their own in the pursuit of that vision, with strategies for maintaining self-awareness.

Art Requirements

Subtotal: 21 credits

Introductory Studio Electives

(Select two courses)

Subtotal: 6 credits

Subtotal: 15 credits

*Students may take the same Advanced Studio course more than once, but no more than twice with the same professor.

Required Capstone Course:

Total: 45 credits

Art Education (PreK-12) Teaching Endorsement

Students pursuing a license to teach art in grades PreK-12 must complete either the B.A. in Art  or the B.F.A. in Studio Arts  as well as specific teacher-education coursework and requirements. Please refer to the Unified Arts Teacher License Endorsement  section for details.


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements , including the General Education Curriculum requirements  and JSC Graduation Standards .

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