B.A. – Studio Art
The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art provides a major for those students, who wish to develop and investigate a broad range of aesthetic, conceptual, and technical approaches.
Students may present their work for review into the BFA program after completing an 8-image portfolio. To be eligible for acceptance to the BFA program, students must maintain a major GPA of 3.00 or above. See BFA Application Review for details.
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 program.
Contact an academic advisor or set up an advising appointment to learn more about the program and admissions.
|Program Requirement||Description||Required Number of Units|
|Foundation Courses - Art History||ARH 201 Survey of Art History I|
ARH 202 Survey of Art History II
ART 119 Contemporary Art & Theory
|Foundation Courses - First Year Experience||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 Propaganda
ART 100J The Body
|200 Level Art||Any 200 level ART course to qualify you to enroll in upper division ART courses.||3 units|
|Studio Art Courses||Upper division ART courses to provide breadth of studio art experience. Courses chosen in consultation with your advisor.||18 Units|
|Non-Studio Based Art Courses||Upper division courses in Art and Visual Culture Education and Art History. Courses chosen in consultation with your advisor.||9 Units|
|Writing Emphasis Course||Upper division AVCE or ARH course focused on critical writing. Course chosen in consultation with your advisor.||3 Units|
|Career Development Art Course||ART 496A - Career Development for the Visual Artist||3 units|
ACCELERATED MASTER’S DEGREE (UA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)
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 year. Check out the degree and application information to learn more.