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Bachelor of Arts
Art

College of the Arts

Department of Art

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art program provides students with an opportunity to discover their own creative talents while preparing themselves for arts related careers or graduate school. The curriculum is designed to develop individual artistic vision, technical skills, visual literacy, aesthetic inquiry, and proficiency in verbal and written communication. The BA in Art program allows students to explore their interests and refine skills in ceramics, digital media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture while pursuing a liberal arts degree at CSU. The BA in Art program is oriented towards a general and broad immersion in the field of art. Studio courses are supplemented with studies in art history, visual culture, foreign language, and campus wide electives.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate from this program may be prepared to apply for graduate programs and a number of other career possibilities. Along with pursuing further study within the arts fields through graduate programs, students who graduate from this program may seek employment in entry-level art related jobs as identified in the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Graduates with Bachelors degrees in the arts may find employment in arts administration, design, museum and gallery work, non-profit arts agencies, arts business management, community art education, in addition to studio art careers. Graduates may decide to pursue P-12 teacher accreditation through our Master of Arts in Teaching teacher education program. Majors may also combine their studies with one of the many minors or certificate programs at CSU, in order to pursue a wider range of placement opportunities.

Admission Requirements

There are no additional admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Art.  Please see the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate competence in the development of a Thesis Project. 

Students will demonstrate competence in the application of Art Media and Technology in their Thesis Project.

Students will demonstrate competence in the use of written communication in their Thesis Portfolio Artist’s Statement.

Additional Program Requirements

There are no additional academic regulations for the Bachelor of Arts in Art.  Please see the undergraduate academic regulations section of the catalog.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102
(with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

OR
Any 1000 or 2000 level Foreign Language course.
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges: Area B, 4-5 hours; Area D1, 7-8 hours; Area D2, 3-4 hours. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
D1: Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:

D2: Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:


Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges: Area B, 4-5 hours; Area D1, 7-8 hours; Area D2, 3-4 hours. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.


Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 30
A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.

Complete one course in each of the following areas:
Drawing Course: ARTS 2010 Figure Drawing or ARTS 2011 Drawing: Perspective and Synthesis

Printmaking Course: ARTS 3309 Printmaking: Photo & Digital or ARTS3278 Printmaking: Traditional Media or ARTS 4278 Printmaking: Contemporary Approaches & Hybrid Prints

Sculpture Course: ARTS 3288 Techniques of Sculpture or ARTS 3310 Expanded Media or ARTS 3311 Materials Studies or ARTS 4288 Explorations in Metal Fabrication

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 15

Select 15 hours of ARTS courses 3000 level or higher.

Area I Program Electives Required Hours: 15

General electives excluding ARTS courses.

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule