BA/BFA Degree Requirements

BA/BFA Degree Requirements

BA Art History

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

  • American
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Greek and Roman
  • History of Photography
  • Latin American
  • Modern and Contemporary
  • History and Theory of Architecture

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

120 units are required to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Art History, 42 units of which must be upper division coursework. Specific Program Requirements can be viewed through UA Academic Catalogs. In addition, all students must complete General Education requirements.

Download the BA Art History checklist for detailed information.

See the admissions section for information on how to apply to this program.

Contact an academic advisor and set up an advising appointment to learn more about the program and admission.

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Foundation Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARH 201 Survey of Art History I, ARH 202 Survey of Art History II, 2 studio courses from FYE

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

10 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Upper Division Art History Courses

DESCRIPTION

Courses in Art History at the 300 and 400-level

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

21 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Upper Division Elective Courses

DESCRIPTION

300 or 400-level courses in Art History, Art and Visual Culture Education or Studio Art

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Writing Emphasis Course

DESCRIPTION

400-level writing intensive course

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

400-level writing intensive course

BA Studio Art

Program Requirements

120 units are required to complete the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Art, 42 units of which must be upper division coursework. Specific Program Requirements can be viewed through UA Academic Catalogs. In addition, all students must complete General Education requirements.

Download the BA Studio Art checklist for detailed information.

See the admissions section for information on how to apply to this programs.

Contact an academic advisor and set up an advising appointment to learn more about the program and admission.

Students may present their work for review into the BFA program after completing an 8 image portfolio. Students must also maintain a major GPA of 3.00 or above. See BFA Application Review for details.

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Introductory Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARH 201 Prehistory through Gothic
ARH 202 Renaissance through Modern
ART 119 Contemporary Art & Theory
ART 100A Mapping (drawing)
ART 100B Space (sculpture)
ART 100E Surface (painting)

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

15 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Foundation Courses – First Year Experience

DESCRIPTION

Three courses required from the following:
ART 100C Gaze
ART 100D Experience
ART 100F Amalgam
ART 100G Pixel (design)
ART 100J The Body (Prereq: ART 100A)

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

200 Level Studio Art

DESCRIPTION

Any 200 level ART course to qualify you to enroll in upper division ART courses.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Studio Art Major

DESCRIPTION

Four upper-division ART courses to provide breadth of studio art experience. Courses chosen in consultation with your advisor.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Non-Studio Based Art Courses

DESCRIPTION

Upper division courses in Art and Visual Culture Education and Art History. Courses chosen in consultation with your advisor.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Writing Emphasis Course

DESCRIPTION

Upper division AVCE or ARH course focused on critical writing. Course chosen in consultation with your advisor.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Career Development Art Course

DESCRIPTION

ART 496A – Career Development for the Visual Artist

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

BFA Studio Art

Program Requirements

125 units are required to complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art, 42 units of which must be upper division coursework. Students must choose an area of emphasis and complete 24 units of upper division coursework in this area.

Areas of emphasis: Course checklists

Specific Program Requirements can be viewed through UA Academic Catalogs. In addition, all students must complete General Education requirements.

See the admissions section for information on how to apply to this program.

Contact an academic advisor and set up an advising appointment to learn more about the program and admission.

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2D Studies Emphasis

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Introductory Courses I

DESCRIPTION

ARH 201 Prehistory through Gothic
ARH 202 Renaissance through Modern
ART 100A Mapping (drawing)
ART 100B Space (sculpture)
ART 100E Surface (painting)
ART 119 Contemporary Art & Theory

REQUIRED UNITS

15 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Introductory Courses II

DESCRIPTION

Three courses required from the following:
ART 100C Gaze
ART 100D Experience
ART 100F Amalgam
ART 100G Pixel (design)
ART 100J The Body (Prereq: ART 100A)

REQUIRED UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

200-level ART Courses

DESCRIPTION

ART 200 Elements of Drawing
ART 280 Painting I

(2D) – choose 1-2 courses from:
ART 223 Introduction to New Genre
ART 244 Introduction to Photographic Practices and Visual Thinking
ART 246 Introduction to Darkroom Photography
ART 248 Digital Photographic Practice
ART 249 Introduction to Imaging
ART 250 Relief Printmaking
ART 251 Intaglio
ART 254 Screen print 1
ART 255 Lithography I
ART 265 Design Studio I
ART 266 Illustration Studio I
ART 285 Watercolor Painting

(3D) – choose 2-3 courses from:
ART 231 Beginning 3D Animation
ART 237 3D Modeling
ART 273 Beginning Art Practices in Ceramics
ART 286 Extended Media: Experimental and Combining Media
ART 287 Beginning Sculpture

REQUIRED UNITS

18 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Art History Studies

DESCRIPTION

300- or 400-level ARH course
300- or 400-level ARH course
400-level ARH course

REQUIRED UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Emphasis Courses

DESCRIPTION

496A Career Development

Seven Courses required from the following:
*ART 301 Contemporary Drawing
*ART 305 Figure Drawing
*ART 326 Alternative Process and Material
*ART 350 Relief Printmaking II
*ART 351 Intaglio
*ART 353 Alternative Methods in Printmaking
*ART 355 Lithography
*ART 380 Painting II
ART 380A Materials and Methods in Painting
ART 380B Contemporary Issues in Painting
*ART 385 Watercolor Painting II
*ART 401 Contemporary Drawing Studio Practice
*ART 405 Figure Drawing Studio Practice
*ART 426 Advanced Alternative Process and Material
*ART 450 Advanced Relief Printmaking
*ART 451 Advanced Intaglio Printmaking
ART 453 Advanced Alternative Printmaking
*ART 455 Advanced Lithography
*ART 456 Printmaking Studio Practice
*ART 480 Painting Studio Practice
*ART 483 Combining Media
*ART 485 Watercolor Painting III

(* courses are repeatable)

REQUIRED UNITS

24 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Upper-Division ART/ARH/ARE Electives

DESCRIPTION

Includes all of the following course numbers:
ART (300/400 level)
ARH (300/400 level)
ARE (300/400 level)

REQUIRED UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

BFA Exhibition

DESCRIPTION

Apply to the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition in the spring.

REQUIRED UNITS

N/A

3D & Extended Media Emphasis

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Introductory Courses I

DESCRIPTION

ARH 201 Prehistory through Gothic
ARH 202 Renaissance through Modern
ART 100A Mapping (drawing)
ART 100B Space (sculpture)
ART 100E Surface (painting)
ART 119 Contemporary Art & Theory

REQUIRED UNITS

15 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Introductory Courses II

DESCRIPTION

Three courses required from the following:
ART 100C Gaze
ART 100D Experience
ART 100F Amalgam
ART 100G Pixel (design)
ART 100J The Body (Prereq: ART 100A)

REQUIRED UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

200-level ART Courses

DESCRIPTION

ART 273 Beginning Art Practices in Ceramics
ART 286 Extended Media: Experimental and Combining Media
ART 287 Beginning Sculpture

(2D) – choose 3 courses from:
ART 200 The Elements of Drawing
ART 205 Figure Drawing
ART 223 Introduction to New Genre
ART 244 Introduction to Photographic Practices and Visual Thinking
ART 246 Introduction to Darkroom Photography
ART 248 Digital Photographic Practice
ART 249 Introduction to Imaging
ART 250 Relief Printmaking
ART 251 Intaglio
ART 253 Alternative Methods in Printmaking I
ART 254 Screen print 1
ART 255 Lithography I
ART 256 Survey of Printmaking Techniques
ART 265 Design Studio I
ART 266 Illustration Studio I
ART 280 Painting I
ART 285 Watercolor Painting

REQUIRED UNITS

18 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Art History Studies

DESCRIPTION

300- or 400-level ARH course
300- or 400-level ARH course
400-level ARH course

REQUIRED UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Emphasis Courses

DESCRIPTION

Eight courses required from the following (at least one must be 400 level):
ART 373A Intermediate Art Practices in Ceramics: Handbuilding
*ART 373B Intermediate Art Practices in Ceramics: Wheelthrowing
ART 386 Extended Media: Combining Media and Installation Strategies
ART 387 Intermediate Sculpture/Casting Principles
ART 388 Intermediate Sculpture/Metal and Wood Fabrication
ART 431 3D Animation
ART/FA 432A Interactivity
ART/FA 436A Collaborative Digital Performance
*ART/FA 437A Foundation Digital 3D Modeling, Rendering and Rapid Prototyping
ART 438 Digital Fabrication
*ART 473 Advanced Art Practices in Ceramics
*ART 482A Advanced Sculpture
*ART 483 Combining Media
ART 486 Extended Media: Experimental Media and Installation Strategies
*ART 489 Advanced 3D Figuration

(* courses are repeatable)

REQUIRED UNITS

24 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Upper-Division ART/ARH/ARE Electives

DESCRIPTION

Includes all of the following course numbers:
ART (300/400 level)
ARH (300/400 level)
ARE (300/400 level)

REQUIRED UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

BFA Exhibition

DESCRIPTION

Apply to the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition in the spring.

REQUIRED UNITS

N/A

Illustration, Design & Animation Emphasis

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Introductory Courses I

DESCRIPTION

ARH 201 Prehistory through Gothic
ARH 202 Renaissance through Modern
ART 100A Mapping (drawing)
ART 100B Space (sculpture)
ART 100E Surface (painting)
ART 119 Contemporary Art & Theory

REQUIRED UNITS

15 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Introductory Courses II

DESCRIPTION

ART 100G Pixel (design)

Two courses required from the following:
ART 100C Gaze
ART 100D Experience
ART 100F Amalgam
ART 100J The Body (Prereq: ART 100A)

REQUIRED UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

200-level ART Courses

DESCRIPTION

ART 265 Design Studio I
ART 266 Illustration Studio I

(2D) – choose 1-2 courses from:
ART 200 The Elements of Drawing
ART 205 Figure Drawing
ART 223 Introduction to New Genre
ART 244 Introduction to Photographic Practices and Visual Thinking
ART 246 Introduction to Darkroom Photography
ART 248 Digital Photographic Practice
ART 249 Introduction to Imaging
ART 250 Relief Printmaking
ART 251 Intaglio
ART 253 Alternative Methods in Printmaking I
ART 254 Screen print 1
ART 255 Lithography I
ART 256 Survey of Printmaking Techniques
ART 280 Painting I
ART 285 Watercolor Painting

(3D) – choose 2-3 courses from:
ART 231 Beginning 3D Animation
ART 237 3D Modeling
ART 273 Beginning Art Practices in Ceramics
ART 286 Extended Media: Experimental and Combining Media
ART 287 Beginning Sculpture

REQUIRED UNITS

18 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Art History Studies

DESCRIPTION

ARH 370 Intro to Modern Design History
300- or 400-level ARH course
400-level ARH course

REQUIRED UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Emphasis Courses

DESCRIPTION

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REQUIRED UNITS

24 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Upper-Division ART/ARH/ARE Electives

DESCRIPTION

Includes all of the following course numbers:
ART (300/400 level)
ARH (300/400 level)
ARE (300/400 level)

REQUIRED UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

BFA Exhibition

DESCRIPTION

Apply to the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition in the spring.

REQUIRED UNITS

N/A

Photography, Video & Imaging Emphasis

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Introductory Courses I

DESCRIPTION

ARH 201 Prehistory through Gothic
ARH 202 Renaissance through Modern
ART 100A Mapping (drawing)
ART 100B Space (sculpture)
ART 100E Surface (painting)
ART 119 Contemporary Art & Theory

REQUIRED UNITS

15 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Introductory Courses II

DESCRIPTION

Three courses required from the following:
ART 100C Gaze
ART 100D Experience
ART 100F Amalgam
ART 100G Pixel (design)
ART 100J The Body (Prereq: ART 100A)

REQUIRED UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

200-level ART Courses

DESCRIPTION

ART 244 Introduction to Photographic Practices and Visual Thinking
ART 246 Introduction to Darkroom Photography
ART 248 Digital Photographic Practice
ART 249 Introduction to Imaging

(3D) – choose 2 courses from:
ART 231 Beginning 3D Animation
ART 237 3D Modeling
ART 273 Beginning Art Practices in Ceramics
ART 286 Extended Media: Experimental and Combining Media
ART 287 Beginning Sculpture

REQUIRED UNITS

18 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Art History Studies

DESCRIPTION

One 300- or 400-level course from the following: ARH 324, 424A, 424B, 424C
300- or 400-level ARH course
400-level ARH course

REQUIRED UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Emphasis Courses

DESCRIPTION

ART 441 PVI Capstone & Professional Practices

Seven courses required from the following (at least one must be 400 level):
ART 340 Trends in Contemporary Practice – Photo Video Imaging
ART 341A Documentary Practice – Photo Video Imaging
ART 341B Untrue Narratives
ART 341D Altered Surface – Photo Video Imaging
ART 341E The Portrait and the Likeness
ART 341F Landscape and Place
*ART 343A Traditional Photography Techniques
*ART 343B Experimental Photographic Techniques
*ART 344 Digital Photography
*ART 345 Large Scale Photographic Processes
ART 346 Imaging, Photography, Video and Imaging
*ART 348 Studio and Location Lighting
ART 440 Advanced Trends in Contemporary Practice
*ART 442 Large Format Photography
*ART 444 Advanced Digital Photography
ART 446 Advanced Imaging
*ART 448A Discovering Place
*ART 449 Advanced Artists’ Video

(* courses are repeatable)

REQUIRED UNITS

24 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Upper-Division ART/ARH/ARE Electives

DESCRIPTION

Includes all of the following course numbers:
ART (300/400 level)
ARH (300/400 level)
ARE (300/400 level)

REQUIRED UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

BFA Exhibition

DESCRIPTION

Apply to the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition in the spring.

REQUIRED UNITS

N/A

BA in Design Arts & Practices

Program Requirements

120 units are required to complete the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Design Arts & Practices (Print, Screen, Object or Spatial Design Emphasis), 42 units of which must be upper division coursework. This major requires a minimum of 54 units, of which at least 30 must be upper-division units. No more than 64 units total may be transferred from two-year colleges.

Specific Program Requirements can be viewed through UA Academic Catalogs. In addition, all students must complete General Education requirements.

See the admissions section for information on how to apply to this program.

Contact an academic advisor and set up an advising appointment to learn more about the programs and admissions.

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Introductory Courses

DESCRIPTION

ART 119 Contemporary Art and Theory
ART 195B Why Design Matters

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

4 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Foundation Courses

DESCRIPTION

Choose from:
ART 100A Mapping
ART 100B Space
ART 100E Surface
ART 100C Gaze
ART 100D Experience
ART 100F Amalgam
ART 100G Pixel (design)
ART 100J The Body (Prereq: ART 100A)

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Emphasis Courses + Capstone

DESCRIPTION

Courses based on chosen area of emphasis: Print, Screen, Object Design, Spatial Design

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

18 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Transdisciplinary Electives

DESCRIPTION

Chosen in consultation with an advisor

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

18 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Upper Div. Art History + Theory

DESCRIPTION

Chosen in consultation with an advisor

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 Units

BFA in Art & Visual Culture Education, Community & Museums or Teaching Emphasis

Program Requirements

Areas of Emphasis

Program Requirements

Admission into the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art & Visual Culture Education is by application only and is competitive. Students must retain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in major coursework, a GPA of 2.5 in College of Education courses (for the teaching option), and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Students are advised in the School of Art’s Student Advising office and by faculty advisors.

Coursework in Art & Visual Culture Education

The BFA in Art Education (both options) comprises UA general education courses, studio and art history courses, art education courses, College of Education courses, and the student teaching practicum. Courses integrate studio, history, theory, issues of diversity and social justice, and the practice of art and visual culture education.

Double Majors

Students may also choose to double major and graduate with a BFA in Art Education and in Studio Art. This option requires 11 courses above the BFA in Art Education.

See the admissions section for information on how to apply to this program.

Contact an academic advisor and set up an advising appointment to learn more about the program and admissions.

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Foundation Courses – Art History

DESCRIPTION

ARH 201 Survey of Art History I
ARH 202 Survey of Art History II
ART 119 Contemporary Art & Theory

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Foundation Courses – First Year Experience

DESCRIPTION

ART 100A Mapping
ART 100B Space
ART 100E SurfaceThree courses required from the following:
ART 100C Gaze
ART 100D Experience
ART 100F Amalgam
ART 100G Pixel (design)
ART 100J The Body (Prereq: ART 100A)

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

2D Studies

DESCRIPTION

Any 200 level ART course in photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, design, illustration or watercolor to qualify you to enroll into upper division ART courses. To be chosen in consultation with your adviser.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

3DXM Studies

DESCRIPTION

Any 200 level ART course in sculpture, ceramics,new genre, or extended media to enroll you into upper division ART courses. To be chosen in consultation with your adviser.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Art History

DESCRIPTION

Upper Division. One 400 level required for writing emphasis credit.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Upper Division Studio

DESCRIPTION

ART coursework in the same studio concentration – choose in consultation with your faculty mentor.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Art Education Core Courses

DESCRIPTION

Museum Emphasis:
ARE 230
ARE 420
ARE 425
ARE 438
Internship (9 Units)

Teaching Emphasis:
ARE 230
ARE 431 or ARE 460
ARE 300 – Spring Semester
ARE 438 – Spring Semester
9 units from: ARE 420, 425, 431, 434, 440, 460, 469, 476 , 496A

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

21 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Upper Division Art Education Courses

DESCRIPTION

Museum Emphasis:
ARE 431
ARE 434
ARE 440
ARE 460
ARE 469
ARE 476
ARE 496A

Teaching Emphasis:
EdP 301 Child Development or EdP 310 Learning Schools
SERP 400 Survey of Exceptional Students
LCEV 408 (UA South Online)
ARE 493 Student Teaching Practicum

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

21 Units

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