Visual Art Major

Why Visual Art?
The Visual Art curriculum strives to instill in students a critical understanding of historical as well as contemporary art, to help them develop an intelligent evaluation of technical processes as they relate to creative expression, and to direct their creative abilities toward mature artistic proficiency.

The objectives of the Visual Art curriculum are to provide students with a strong foundation in the history and critical evaluation of the arts, to give students a working knowledge of the media and their applications, and to develop the technical skills and conceptual abilities needed to enter the working fields of the visual arts at a competitive level.

Visual Art Requirements
In addition to the General Education Core for the B.A., the major in visual art includes 30 semester hours, of which 18 must be from upper-level courses.

The following courses (30 hours) are required for the Visual Art major:
ART 1302 – Drawing I
ART 1304 – Painting I
ART 2303 – Design I
ART 3304 – Painting II
ART 4360 – Practicum
Select three hours from the following courses:
     ART 1305 – Sculpture I
     ART 2306 – Ceramics I
Select three hours from the following courses:
     ART 3302 – Drawing II
     ART 3303 – Design II
Plus nine advanced hours in approved Art electives