Bachelor of Arts in Art

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.


  • 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 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:18
Beginning Drawing
Two-Dimensional Design
Three-Dimensional Design
Intermediate Drawing
History of Western Art I
History of Western Art II
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
Computer Art
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
Graphic Design
Upper-Division Art History
Complete 6 credits from the following:6
History of Modern Art
History of Contemporary Art
Italian Renaissance 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:

  • An understanding of the multiple ways in which creative thinking may be applied to a variety of intellectual, social, and professional circumstances
  • A broad knowledge of contemporary and historical contexts in the visual arts
  • Critical thinking, writing, and research skills leading to creative problem solving
  • Effective application of techniques, composition, and materials to express ideas through a variety of media