Degree Programs

The School of Art offers its students a dynamic arrangement of specialized degree options.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • in Art History
  • in Studio Art
  • in Design Arts & Practices

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

  • in Studio Art (with emphasis in 2D; 3D & Extended Media; Illustration, Design & Animation; or Photography, Video & Imaging)
  • in Art & Visual Culture Education (with emphasis in Community and Museums or Teaching Certification)

Master of Arts (MA)

  • in Art History
  • in Art & Visual Culture Education

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

  • in Art (with emphasis in 2D; 3D & Extended Media; Illustration, Design & Animation; Photography, Video & Imaging; or Interdisciplinary Practice)

Accelerated Masters Programs (UA undergraduate students only)

  • in Art & Visual Culture Education
  • in Art History

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • in Art History and Education (with tracks in Art History and Art & Visual Culture Education)
Degree Programs

BA Art History

Program Requirements

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 programs and admissions.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

BA Design Arts & Practices

Program Requirements

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.

More info can be found here. 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.

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 Studio Art

Program Requirements

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.

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

ART 306B Animation
ART 306C Process and Play
ART 363A Typography
ART 498 Senior Capstone

Four courses required from the following (at least one must be 400 level):

ART 305 Figure Drawing
ART 358 Creative Strategies in Visual Design
ART/LAW 360 Visualizing Justice *ART 361 Design for Web and Devices
ART 363B Publication Design
*ART 365 Identity and Systems Design *ART 366 Illustration Studio II
*ART 368 Figure Illustration I ART/FA 432A Interactivity
*ART 462A Figure Painting for Illustration
*ART 462B Comics and Sequential Art
ART 462C Picture Book Art and Design
ART 462D Motion
ART 462E Letterpress and the Multiple
ART 462F Infographics and Data Visualization
*ART 462O Libretto Concetti: Visual Narratives
*ART 465 Clients and the Community Design
*ART 466 Illustration Studio III
ART 467B Visual Narrative and the Artists Book
*ART 467O Disegno: Drawing and Invention
ART 468 Storyboarding
*ART 469 Portfolio Preparation
*ART 496B Digital Illustration / Painting
*ART 496F Design, Art and the Environment

(* 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

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

BFA in Art & Visual Culture Education: Community & Museums Emphasis

Program Requirements

Area of Emphasis

Students pursuing the Community & Museums emphasis of the AVCE program are given theoretical grounding in conjunction with practical experience. They learn about paradigms of practice such as Community-based Arts Education, Design Pedagogy, Civic Engagement and Social Practice.

Students interact with practitioners in the field through field trips and guest lecturers and get hands on experience through observations, internships, and real projects. Learning to design curriculum, facilitate arts programming, fundraising, and program management, our graduates can expect to get jobs at For-profit and Non-profit Arts and Education organizations; as Program Coordinators / Directors, and Outreach Managers/ Coordinators, Teaching Artists; as Community Organizers and advocates in Education, Social Work or Activist organizations; as Gallery Managers; or freelance as Community Based Art Educators. Students choosing to focus on policy might also find employment in local or national arts councils and arts and culture branches of government.

Museum emphasis graduates find employment in museum, gallery, or artist-run center settings. Positions may include museum education assistants/directors, museum education curators, school- museum partnership coordinators, community engagement specialists, arts administrators, visitor experience specialists, heritage interpreters, and gallery managers. Graduates also pursue jobs in local, national, or international museum education associations and governmental departments.

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

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 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. Check with the School of Art Advisors to learn about the BFA in Studio Art.

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

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 Surface

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

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

ARE 230
ARE 420
ARE 425
ARE 438

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Upper Division Art Education Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARE 431
ARE 434
ARE 440
ARE 460
ARE 469
ARE 476
ARE 496A

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Internship

DESCRIPTION

Students are encouraged to seek educational experiences outside of the classroom.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 Units

BFA in Art & Visual Culture Education: Teaching Emphasis

Program Requirements

Area of Emphasis

Students pursuing the Teaching emphasis of the AVCE program graduate as art teachers and are qualified to teach art in K-12 grade schools in Arizona and, with minor adjustments, in many other U.S. states.

Our graduates find art teaching jobs in elementary, middle, and high schools (public, charter and private), and are currently teaching art in Tucson, Phoenix, elsewhere in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, New Jersey, Washington State, and in other parts of the country. They have taught abroad in schools in Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Korea, United Arab Emirates, England, Germany, and other countries. Some graduates are school administrators; others oversee art education businesses.

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

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 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. Check with the School of Art Advisors to learn about the BFA in Studio Art.

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

MA Art History

Program Options

THE MASTERS OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY CONSISTS OF TWO OPTIONS

Option A

The thesis track is typically taken by those who are interested in continuing for a PhD or pursuing an advanced teaching career in Art History through stressing scholarly research skills.

Option B

The non-thesis with comprehensive oral examination track emphasizes breadth of knowledge and practical training for teaching at the community college level, and is typically for students interested in working in art museum education, galleries and other commercial visual arts enterprises.

SUBJECT AREAS

The course requirements are designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop a depth of knowledge in a major field, while also acquiring a breadth of knowledge about the history of art in general. MA students are strongly encouraged to take a range of courses from several different professors. The major field should be chosen with the assistance of the major advisor. Some of the criteria for limiting the major area might include geographic, chronological, medium, or methodological considerations. Courses are available in the Art History Division, as well as in other departments on campus.

Subject Areas within Art History

  • American
  • Ancient
  • Architectural History
  • Contemporary Art and Theory
  • Latin American
  • Modern
  • Museum Studies (Certificate Program)
  • History of Photography

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

30 units are required to complete the Master of Arts in Art History degree.

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Art History Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

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 Surface

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

12 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

2D Studies

DESCRIPTION

ART 205 Figure Drawing I
ART 246, 244 Photography
ART 250, 251, 253, 255, or 256 Beginning Printmaking
ART 265 Design I
ART 266 Illustration I
ART 280 Painting I
ART 285 Watercolor Painting I

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

3DXM Studies

DESCRIPTION

ART 273 Beginning Ceramics
ART 276 Material Studies
ART 287 Beginning Sculpture

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

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

Education Coursework

DESCRIPTION

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

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Non-Curricular Required Steps

DESCRIPTION

• Participation in and passing the AVCE Portfolio Review two semesters before you student teach.
• Meet the University of Arizona Teacher Preparation Programs Professional Standards.
• US & Arizona Constitution Exams. This requirement can be met by taking: POL 210 at the UA, POS 210 or a combination of POS 201 and 231 at Pima Community College, POS 220 or a combination of POS 221 and 222 at the Northland Pioneer College or a combination of HIS510 and 511 at the University of Phoenix, or by taking a test. Please contact an AVCE faculty member for information about the test.
• Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA) and NES (National Evaluation Series) Assessment of Professional Knowledge tests. Students take the AEPA Assessment Exam in Art and the NES Professional Knowledge: Secondary. Please visit the AEPA test site for details and exam dates.
• Fingerprints are required for student teaching. All students must hold an identity verified fingerprint (IVP) clearance card in order to student teach in Arizona’s schools. This requirement should be met two semesters before student teaching. The best route to receiving a fingerprint card is to attend one of the College of Education’s fingerprinting sessions.
• Pursuant to University of Arizona teaching preparation agreements across campus, persons pursuing certification to teach art are evaluated in their coursework in part according to national InTASC standards. A link to the standards can be found on the College of Education’s Forms link. Certification students will be asked to sign the UA TPP Professional Standards Contract, found as a link on this page.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

MA Art & Visual Culture Education

The Master of Arts in Art & Visual Culture Education is intended to meet the needs of students who wish advanced professional understanding within the field of Art Education. You may pursue an MA or, if interested in certification to teach in public schools and not currently certified, the MA plus certification. If you already hold an MA or MFA degree, you may want to be a part of our Doctoral Studies program.

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

  • Art & Visual Culture Studies
  • Community & Museums
  • Teaching Certification
Program Requirements

30 credits are required to complete the Masters Degree (plus certification coursework, for those opting for the Teaching Certification track).

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Art & Visual Culture Education Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

Thesis Project Requirements

ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE (UA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

The Accelerated Master of Arts in Art & Visual Culture Education allows current University of Arizona undergraduate students in the BFA in Art Education, BFA in Studio Art, BA in Studio Art or BA in Art History to use 12 units of graduate coursework towards both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, giving students the possibility to receive both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 year.

NON-DEGREE SEEKING GRADUATE STATUS

If you do not meet the admission deadlines for the semester in which you wish to enroll, you may apply to the Graduate College for admission as a non-degree seeking graduate student. You may apply a limited number of credits in the non-degree seeking status towards your MA or PhD degree.

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Art & Visual Culture Studies Emphasis

Offers the most flexibility to build expertise in an area of interest. You will take core art and visual culture education courses and use electives to build expertise. Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Studio Art Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Core Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARE 530 Research Methods in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 630 Theoretical and Historical Foundations of Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 633 Issues and Recent Research in Art and Visual Culture Education
Choose One:
ARE 560 Curriculum Theory in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 531 Pedagogical Practices in Art and Visual Culture Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

ARE Electives

DESCRIPTION

ARE 500 – ARE 699

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

Chosen in conjunction with the student’s art and visual culture education advisor. Please note: Students planning to do survey or statistical research are expected to take MUS 551, Behavioral Research in the Arts, as part of their elective credits.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Thesis or Master’s Report

DESCRIPTION

ARE 910 or ARE 909

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

Community and Museums Emphasis

Students pursuing the Community emphasis of the AVCE program are given theoretical grounding in conjunction with practical experience. They learn about paradigms of practice such as Community-based Arts Education, Design Pedagogy, Civic Engagement and Social Practice. Students interact with practitioners in the field through field trips and guest lecturers and get hands on experience through observations, internships, and real projects. Learning to design curriculum, facilitate arts programming, fundraising, and program management, our graduates can expect to get jobs as For-profit and Non-profit Arts and Education organizations; as Program Coordinators/Directors, Outreach Managers/Coordinators, Teaching Artists; as Community Organizers and advocates in Education, Social Work or Activist organizations, as Gallery Managers, or freelance as Community Based Art Educators. Students choosing to focus on policy might also find employment in local or national Arts Councils and arts and culture branches of government. The Museum emphasis graduates find employment in museum, galleries, or artist-run center settings. Positions may include museum education assistants/directors, museum education curators, school-museum partnership coordinators, community engagement specialists, arts administrators, visitor experience specialists, heritage interpreters, and gallery managers. Graduates also pursue jobs in local, national, or international museum education associations and governmental departments. Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Studio Art Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Core Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARE 530 Research Methods in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 630 Theoretical and Historical Foundations of Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 633 Issues and Recent Research in Art and Visual Culture Education
Choose One:
ARE 560 Curriculum Theory in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 531 Pedagogical Practices in Art and Visual Culture Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Community/Museums

DESCRIPTION

ARE 520 Community, Culture, and Art Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARE 525 Theory and Practice in Art Museum Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3-6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

Chosen in conjunction with the student’s art and visual culture education advisor. Please note: Students planning to do survey or statistical research are expected to take MUS 551, Behavioral Research in the Arts, as part of their elective credits.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3-6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Thesis or Master’s Report

DESCRIPTION

ARE 910 or ARE 909

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

Teaching Certification Emphasis

Provides coursework leading to certification to teach art at K-12 levels in the state of Arizona. The certification is transferable, with minor adaptations, in many other states in the US.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Core Courses

DESCRIPTION

ARE 530 Research Methods in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 630 Theoretical and Historical Foundations of Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 633 Issues and Recent Research in Art and Visual Culture Education

Choose One:

ARE 560 Curriculum Theory in Art and Visual Culture Education
ARE 531 Pedagogical Practices in Art and Visual Culture Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Art Education Certification Course

DESCRIPTION

ARE 538 Teaching Art and Visual Culture Education

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

ARE Electives

DESCRIPTION

Choose from 520, 525, 534, 540, 569, 576, 596A, 631, 632 or other numbered courses at the 500 or 600 level, exclusive of 593, 594, 599, 693, 694, 699.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

Choose in conjunction with the student’s Art & Visual Culture Education advisor. Please note: Students planning to do survey or statistical research are expected to take MUS 551, Behavioral Research in the Arts, as part of their elective credits

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Thesis or Master’s Report

DESCRIPTION

ARE 910 or ARE 909

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Education Coursework

DESCRIPTION

ARE 300, Learning Environments in Art and Visual Culture Education
EdP 310, Learning in Schools, or EdP 301, Child Development
SERP 301b, Inclusive Education for Secondary Students with Diverse Abilities (SERP 301a may be substituted)
LCEV 408 Methods of Teaching English to English Language Learners (taught on-line through UA South)
ARE OR AVCE 493B Student Teaching in the Secondary School (12 credits)

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

23 Units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Non-Curricular Required Steps

DESCRIPTION

• Participation in and passing the AVCE Portfolio Review two semesters before you student teach.
• Meet the University of Arizona Teacher Preparation Programs Professional Standards.
• US & Arizona Constitution Exams. This requirement can be met by taking: POL 210 at the UA, POS 210 or a combination of POS 201 and 231 at Pima Community College, POS 220 or a combination of POS 221 and 222 at the Northland Pioneer College or a combination of HIS510 and 511 at the University of Phoenix, or by taking a test. Please contact an AVCE faculty member for information about the test.
• Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessment (AEPA) and NES (National Evaluation Series) Assessment of Professional Knowledge tests. Students take the AEPA Assessment Exam in Art and the NES Professional Knowledge: Secondary. Please visit the AEPA test site for details and exam dates.
• Fingerprints are required for student teaching. All students must hold an identity verified fingerprint (IVP) clearance card in order to student teach in Arizona’s schools. This requirement should be met two semesters before student teaching. The best route to receiving a fingerprint card is to attend one of the College of Education’s fingerprinting sessions.
• Pursuant to University of Arizona teaching preparation agreements across campus, persons pursuing certification to teach art are evaluated in their coursework in part according to national InTASC standards. A link to the standards can be found on the College of Education’s Forms link. Certification students will be asked to sign the UA TPP Professional Standards Contract, found as a link on this page.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

NA

MFA in Studio Art

Program Requirements

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

Email our Graduate Program Coordinator, call 520-621-8518, or set up an advising appointment to learn more about the programs and admissions.

Program Requirement

Description

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

Program Requirement

First Semester Required Course

Description

ART 696A: Contemporary Art: Concepts and Issues

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

Program Requirement

Required twice in the first four semesters

Description

ART 642: Graduate Interdisciplinary Critique

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 units

Program Requirement

Second Semester Required Course

Description

ARH 531: Studio Introduction to Contemporary Art

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

Program Requirement

Fifth Semester Required Course

Description

ART 596A: Graduate Professional Practice

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

Program Requirement

Studio Art

Description

Coursework in studio art area, as approved by the student’s faculty advisor

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

33 units

Program Requirement

Art History

Description

Selected from graduate-level Art History offerings.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 units

Program Requirement

Electives

Description

Unrestricted electives, as approved by the student’s faculty advisor

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 units

Program Requirement

Thesis Exhibition

Description

In lieu of a written thesis, an original group of works must be presented to the public in the form of a Thesis Exhibition.

Master of Fine Arts | 2D Studies

Two tracks are available to students seeking the Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art, 2D Studies Painting & Drawing and Printmaking:

PAINTING & DRAWING

The Painting & Drawing area of emphasis is committed to fine art painting and its related media. It is our belief that painting and drawing is an expansive field of study that is constantly influencing and evolving in response to current cultural and technological developments. When set apart from a global techno-culture, painting is also valued for its poetic and deliberate non-virtuality.

The painting faculty at the School of Art are practicing visual artists in the field. The trajectory of our curriculum demonstrates and engages with painting’s potential to reformulate meaning. Our charge is to critically address painting and drawing in the context of contemporary art, re-framing its instruction with traditional, modernist as well as post-modernist strategies inclusive of identity-based content, media culture and new technologies.

You are encouraged to consider the wide scope of ideas within the discipline and your unique position in concurrence with contemporary culture. Critiques, classes and seminars led by the faculty and visiting artists provide you with the forum and structure to discuss your work in relation to ongoing art issues. Ultimately, the goal is for you to take responsibility for the definition and direction of your own work, creating an individual stylistic and conceptual voice.

PRINTMAKING

The graduate printmaking program concentrates on personal style, artistic ability, contemporary and historical awareness, teaching skills, technical ability, communicative capabilities, and professional “survival” skills, with the goal of preparing you to make art of the highest quality to sustain a successful and productive career as an artist/printmaker.

The program stresses skill and technical command with a major emphasis on the development of ideas and concepts. The print area encourages a pedagogical approach that treats prints as one of many tools in an expanded field of art production. Printmaking students are equally encouraged to explore traditional applications of print media and new genres in drawing, collage, book arts, and installation.

Through seminars, critiques, and studio visits, you will engage in challenging discussions on contemporary art, critical theory, and art history to gain perspective on your own creative process and the art world as a whole.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

60 units are required to complete the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art degree.

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Studio Art Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

Master of Fine Arts | 3D & Extended Media

The Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art, 3D & Extended Media is a three-year program that emphasizes conceptual development and critical understanding of contemporary issues. Our faculty offer a range of philosophic views and technical expertise in sculpture, ceramics, and extended media to serve the research and production directions of our diverse students. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged with other media areas within the School of Art and the University. Graduate seminars serve as meeting grounds for the exchange of critical and theoretical ideas from all areas of the fine arts.

The mission of the 3D & Extended Media Division is to stimulate in students the pursuit of meaningful avenues of inquiry, to hone the analytical skills requisite to the understanding and communication of contemporary theory, and to develop sound conceptual direction in their studio research. Our goal is to provide the practical training they will need to be successful as arts professionals.

OBJECTIVES

  • To cultivate an awareness of current contemporary issues and critical thinking.
  • To contextualize art work within the broader spectrum of artistic practice.
  • To underscore the importance of both technically and conceptually well-executed ideas.
  • To foster experimentation, collaboration, and interdisciplinary approaches as tools. To utilize the university, the community, and beyond as resources.
  • To prepare graduate students to be professionally successful.

Students will graduate from the University of Arizona with

  • A thorough understanding of current contemporary concepts and critical theory.
  • The critical perceptions and language to effectively communicate as arts professionals.
  • The technical studio skills and strategies to produce convincing materializations of their ideas.
  • A high caliber body of work to enter the professional arts.

3D & Extended Media graduate students have individual studios in the spacious and well-equipped Visual Arts Graduate Research Laboratory, as well as two dedicated workshops for metal fabrication and woodwork, and open space for the development of performance and installation projects (see Sculpture Facilities page for more information). The University of Arizona is a Research-One University that provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary research and practice, including facilities that accommodate video, 3D printing, and other computer technologies.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

60 units are required to complete the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art degree.

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Studio Art Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

Master of Fine Arts | Illustration + Design

Within the Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Illustration + Design program, graduate students participate in interdisciplinary, graphic design and illustration courses; seminars, and independent studies developing a body of self-authored work that contributes to the broad and expanding field of illustration, design and art. Focused studio and course structures explore the theory, philosophy, and making of contemporary illustration, design and art. The program provides a range of opportunities for focus in visual narratives, community engagement, social practice, environmental projects, and technology, with a firm grounding in contemporary and historical contexts.

The School of Art and I+D regularly host internationally known artists, designers, illustrators and alumni to participate with the graduate students in workshops and studio critiques.

The I+D faculty represent diverse and innovative practices in design, illustration, book arts, motion graphics, info-graphics art, and interdisciplinary collaborations with the social and natural sciences, which are reflected in a broad array of curricular actives and opportunities.

During their course of study students have the opportunity to work with faculty throughout the School of Art and University to develop their ideas and practice for functional or expressive work developing their visual vocabulary and problem solving methods in studio practices that will continue in their professional career.

Teaching opportunities at the foundations level and in the 200-level within the program are available for students wishing to develop pedagogical approaches and gain teaching experience.

The School of Art houses excellent facilities including studio spaces, computer labs with Wacom Cintiq Touch screens and animation stations, a digital imaging lab with large format printing, mounting and other services, letterpress equipment, photopolymer platemaking equipment, metal and wood type collections, binding equipment, darkrooms, wood and metal shops, sculpture foundry, ceramics labs, and external resources such as: the Center for Creative Photography, the University Museum of Art and the Poetry Center as well as an excellent library that houses an extensive book art collection. The campus also houses the Learning Games Initiative Research Archive and the extensive Children’s Literature Collection.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

60 units are required to complete the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art degree.

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Studio Art Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

Master of Fine Arts | Photography, Video and Imaging

60 units are required to complete the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art degree.

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Studio Art Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

Master of Fine Arts | Interdisciplinary Practice

The MFA Interdisciplinary Practice Track is an ideal incubator for artists that engage multiple studio disciplines to develop their work. Interdisciplinary practice by its nature resists conventional methods, and represents diverse strategies and a critical approach to inquiry grounded in contemporary issues, theory, and aesthetics.

In the School of Art students develop effective studio research and production methods with engaged faculty, advanced technologies, and salient curriculum. The Interdisciplinary Practice Track welcomes a broad range of approaches. From video to social practice, performance to interactive installations, virtual environments to sound art, students work in an atmosphere conducive to innovation.

The University of Arizona is a Research 1 institution with an extensive breadth of resources in many fields of study in the arts, humanities, and social, material and biological sciences.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

60 units are required to complete the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art degree.

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Studio Art Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Methods

DESCRIPTION

ARH 511A or ARH 511B

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Major Field

DESCRIPTION

4 ARH courses in major field. One of these courses may be taken in a substantially different discipline, outside the School of Art

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

4 electives in art history to provide breadth

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Thesis or Oral Exam

DESCRIPTION

ARH 909 or ARH 910

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Seminars

DESCRIPTION

At least 3 seminars in the coursework in addition to Methods are required.

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

 

Accelerated Master’s Degrees

The School of Art has two Accelerated Master’s Degrees in Art & Visual Culture Education and Art History.  The Accelerated Master’s Degree allows current University of Arizona undergraduate students to use 12 units of graduate coursework towards both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, giving students the possibility to receive both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years. Please see the Graduate Advising page for more information.

Accelerated Master’s Degree: Art & Visual Culture Education

ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE (UA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

The Accelerated Master of Arts in Art & Visual Culture Education allows current University of Arizona undergraduate students in the BFA in Art Education, BFA in Studio Art, BA in Studio Art or BA in Art History to use 12 units of graduate coursework towards both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, giving students the possibility to receive both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 year.

The Master of Arts in Art & Visual Culture Education is intended to meet the needs of students who wish advanced professional understanding within the field of Art Education. You may pursue an MA or, if interested in certification to teach in public schools and not currently certified, the MA plus certification. If you already hold an MA or MFA degree, you may want to be a part of our Doctoral Studies program.

Please speak with an Art & Visual Culture Education faculty member or the Graduate Program Coordinator for more information.

AREAS OF EMPHASIS
  • Art & Visual Culture Studies
  • Community & Museums
  • Teaching Certification
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

30 credits are required to complete the Masters Degree (plus certification coursework, for those opting for the Teaching Certification track).

Please see the Graduate Advising page, and the Art & Visual Culture Education Graduate Handbook for specific program requirements.

Thesis Project Requirements

Accelerated Master’s Degree: Art History

ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE (UA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

The Accelerated Master of Arts in Art History provides an opportunity for high-achieving University of Arizona undergraduate students in the a BA in Art History or a BA in Studio Art to use 12 units of graduate coursework towards both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, giving students the possibility to receive both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in five years.

This program is intended both for students interested in enhancing their qualifications for careers in galleries, libraries, archives and museums, as well as for students interested in admission to other graduate programs (such as Library and Information Science, Conservation, and Arts Administration). Accelerated Master of Arts students must have an excellent academic record and the ability to balance their coursework in a face-paced program. Students will typically be invited by their art history professor to apply to the program.

Check with advising for more information.

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Art History and Education, Art History Track

63 units beyond the MA degree (a total of 93 beyond the BA) are required to complete the Doctor of Philosophy in Art History and Education degree, including 18 units of dissertation research and 45 units of coursework. Candidates are expected to complete a master’s degree before entering the PhD program.

  • Second foreign language is required beyond the MA in the ARH Track.
  • Applicants with an M.A. outside Art History may be admitted to the program, but they will be required to take the methodologies course (ARH 511) and three graduate level courses in Art History (a total of 12 units) that will not count as coursework for the PhD.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

DESCRIPTION

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Methods

DESCRIPTION

ARH 511 Theory and Methods in Art History

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

3 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Major Area of Emphasis

DESCRIPTION

Coursework in the major area of emphasis

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

12 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Minor

DESCRIPTION

Coursework in the minor, as approved by the student’s minor advisor

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

9 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Interdisciplinary Courses

DESCRIPTION

Interdisciplinary courses outside Art History

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

6 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Electives

DESCRIPTION

The Faculty strongly recommends that the student take 3 units of independent study in preparation for dissertation writing with relevant professor

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

15 units

PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

Dissertation

DESCRIPTION

ARH 920 Dissertation

REQUIRED NUMBER OF UNITS

18 units

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Art History and Education, Art & Visual Culture Education Track

 

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