Visual Arts Major Requirements

BA Major in Visual Arts
A major in Visual Arts will require 34 hours.

Required: 12 hours of art history/philosophy of art to include

  • VISU 200 ART IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD (3)
  • VISU 202 HISTORY OF WESTERN ART II: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN (3)

and 6 hours from the following:

  • VISU 201 HISTORY OF WESTERN ART I: ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL (3)
  • VISU 204 GREEK AND ROMAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE (3)
  • VISU 205 MEDIEVAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE (3)
  • VISU 208 WESTERN ART OF THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES (3)
  • VISU 210 AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY (3)
  • PHIL 218 PHILOSOPHY OF ART (3)
  • VISU 360 TOPICS IN ART HISTORY (3)

Required: 18 hours of studio art to include

  • VISU 220 COLOR AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (3)

and 15 hours from the following: 

  • VISU 221 DRAWING I (3)
  • VISU 222 PAINTING I (3)
  • VISU 223 PHOTOGRAPHY I (3)
  • VISU 321 DRAWING II (3)
  • VISU 322 PAINTING II (3)
  • VISU 323 PHOTOGRAPHY II (3)
  • VISU 324 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3)
  • VISU 325 PORTRAITURE (3)
  • VISU 361 TOPICS IN STUDIO ART (3)
  • THEA 401 THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (3)

Required: 4 hours for Senior Thesis

  • VISU 498 PRE-THESIS STUDY (1) fall semester of senior year 
  • VISU 499 SENIOR THESIS (3) spring semester of senior year