Bachelor of Arts in Art

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.

Advising

  • Some courses do not apply to the degree program.
  • Some courses may be taken for repeat credit.
  • Many Art courses require completion of certain prerequisite Art courses. Non-Art majors who wish to enroll in an Art class without first having completed the recommended prerequisites are free to do so with appropriate instructor permission, but may find the classroom experience difficult or unrewarding.
  • Art majors must obtain pre-registration approval from Art faculty for upper division Art coursework undertaken each semester.

Graduation Requirements

Major Requirements

Lower Division Art
Core Courses:
ART A105Beginning Drawing3
ART A111Two-Dimensional Design3
ART A113Three-Dimensional Design3
ART A205Intermediate Drawing3
ART A261History of Western Art I3
ART A262History of Western Art II3
Choose one two-dimensional course, one three-dimensional course, and one course from either list:9
Two-Dimensional Area
Color Design
Beginning Watercolor
Beginning Painting
Beginning Printmaking
Beginning Photography
Beginning Graphic Design and Illustration
Digital Art and Design I
Three-Dimensional Area
Beginning Handbuilt Ceramics
Beginning Wheelthrown Ceramics
Beginning Sculpture
Beginning Alaska Native Art
Upper Division Studio Art
Complete a total of 15 credits from the studio areas listed below, with a minimum of 9 credits from any one area:15
Alaska Native Art
Ceramics
Drawing
Digital Art and Graphic Design
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Upper Division Art History
Complete 6 credits from the following:6
History of Non-Western Art I
History of Non-Western Art II
History of Graphic Design
History of Modern Art
History of Contemporary Art
Italian Renaissance Art
Asian Art
History of Photography
Art History Seminar
Additional Requirements
ART A203Introduction to Art Education3
ART A491Senior Seminar3
PHIL A401Aesthetics3
Upper division general electives *12
Total Credits69
*

At least 6 of the 12 elective credits must have a prefix other than ART.

A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division. A total of 60 credits in Art may be applied to the degree. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Art will be able to demonstrate:

  • Effective communication and fiscal skills to be a practicing artist as applied to art proposals, exhibitions, and business matters.
  • The expression of ideas in a cohesive body of work.
  • Critical thinking, writing and research skills allowing the discovery of original approaches to creative problem solving.
  • Mastery of techniques, composition, and the use of materials.