Art (BA)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Art (Art BA)
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Fine Arts

Program Information

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art program is a mixed-media degree primarily intended for art students who wish to receive a broad experience in studio practice within the context of a liberal arts education.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

Degree Summary

General Education Requirements 131
College/School Requirements22
Program/Major Requirements 168
Minimum Total Hours121

Specific coursework information can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.

Departmental Admission Requirements

All students wishing to major in the Department of Fine Arts specializing in studio art must complete and submit a separate “Application for Admission” to the department. Admission is selective and enrollments may be limited. Studio art courses may be restricted to majors only. Enrolled University of Louisville students may obtain an application and apply through the department’s offices. Incoming and transfer students must be accepted by the University first, and then apply for admission to the department. Students are expected to meet the minimum overall grade point standards for the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition, a grade of D in any department course at the 300 level or above may not be used to fulfill a departmental requirement.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements *31
The following courses are required by the program and can satisfy the respective General Education Requirement:
Two of the following:
Ancient Through Medieval Art - AH
Renaissance Through Modern Art - AH
Survey of Asian Art - AH, D2

*All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center Orientation1
or GEN 101 Arts and Sciences Orientation
Foreign Language 112
Electives in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences 29
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above 3
Minimum Total Hours22

Program/Major Requirements

Department of Fine Arts
ART 105Foundation 2-D Design3
ART 106Foundation 3-D Design3
ART 107Foundation Drawing3
Select one of the following: 3
Foundation Art Concepts and Methods
Foundation Figure Drawing
Select two of the following: 6
Ancient Through Medieval Art - AH 4
Renaissance Through Modern Art - AH 4
Survey of Asian Art - AH, D2 4
Art History elective at the 300 level or above3
Select four of the following: 12
Introduction to Painting
Drawing and Composition
Introduction to Glassmaking Techniques
Introduction to Sculpture
Introduction to Clay
Introduction to Printmaking
Introduction to Black and White Photography
Introduction to Interior Design
Introduction to Fiber/Mixed Media
Papermaking
Introduction to Book Arts
Special Problems in Studio Art
ART 599Studio Art Undergraduate Capstone Seminar 1
Electives in Art at the 500 level6
Supporting Courses
Select one of the following: 3
Perspectives on Ancient Culture
Perspectives on Medieval Culture
Perspectives on Early Modern Culture
Perspectives on Modern Culture
Principles of Cultural History
Selected Perspectives in Humanities
Electives in Humanities disciplines, other than Art or Art History, at the 300 level or above 15
Minimum Electives 510
Minimum Total Hours68

Note: A grade of C-minus or better is required in all 300-level and 500-level courses in the major.

Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (For students admitted Summer 2014 or later)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Studio Art Undergraduate Capstone Seminar

Flight Pan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
GEN 100
Student Success Center Orientation
or Arts and Sciences Orientation
1
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing - WC 3
ART 105
Foundation 2-D Design
or Foundation 3-D Design
3
ART 107 Foundation Drawing 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences Lab - SL 1
 Hours14
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing - WC 3
ART 105
Foundation 2-D Design
or Foundation 3-D Design
3
ART 206
Foundation Art Concepts and Methods
or Foundation Figure Drawing
3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
Select one of the following: 3
Ancient Through Medieval Art - AH  
Renaissance Through Modern Art - AH  
Survey of Asian Art - AH, D2  
Art Elective (300 level) 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Oral Communication - OC 3
Foreign Language 1 4
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences US Diversity - SBD1 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH 3
Select one of the following: 3
Ancient Through Medieval Art - AH  
Renaissance Through Modern Art - AH  
Survey of Asian Art - AH, D2  
Art Elective (300 level) 3
Foreign Language 2 4
 Hours16
Year 3
Fall
Art Elective (300 level) 3
Art History Elective (300 level) 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Arts & Humanities - AH 3
Foreign Language 3 4
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
WR Course (300 level or above) 3
Art Elective (300 level) 3
Social Science or Natural Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
Humanities Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Art Elective (500 level) 3
Humanities Elective (300 level or above) 3
Humanities Elective (300 level or above) 3
Social Science or Natural Science Elective (300 level or above) 3
General Elective (300 level or above) 1
 Hours13
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Perspectives on Ancient Culture  
Perspectives on Medieval Culture  
Perspectives on Early Modern Culture  
Perspectives on Modern Culture  
Principles of Cultural History  
Selected Perspectives in Humanities  
Art Elective (500 level) 3
Humanities Elective (300 level or above) 3
Social Science or Natural Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective (300 level or above) 3
ART 599 Studio Art Undergraduate Capstone Seminar 1
 Hours16
 Minimum Total Hours121

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