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Art

Abington College (ARTAB)
University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (ARTBA)

PROFESSOR GRAEME SULLIVAN, Director, School of Visual Arts

The B.A. degree in art provides a comprehensive liberal education coupled with professional resident instruction in art. Depending on each student's objectives and course choices, this degree provides preparation for a professional career, a foundation for graduate studies, or a liberal arts education in art. Each student must elect an area of concentration from one of the following: ceramics, drawing and painting, new media, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

For a B.A. degree in Art, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR. See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 5 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 52 credits
(This includes 6 credits of General Education GA courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (16 credits)[1]
ART 011(1), ART 110(3), ART 111(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ART 122 US(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ARTH 111 GA;IL(3), ARTH 112 GA;IL(3) (these credits may also be counted toward the General Education Arts requirement) (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)[1]
Select 15 credits from ART 201(3), ART 203(3), ART 211 US(3), ART 217(3), ART 220(3), ART 223(3), ART 230(3), ART 240(3), ART 250(3), ART 251(3), ART 260(3), ART 280(3), ART 296(3), ART 297(3), ART 299 IL(3), PHOTO 100 GA(3), or PHOTO 201(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
(Include at least 15 credits at the 300 or 400 level.)
Select 15 credits from one of the following areas of concentration: ceramics, drawing and painting, new media, photography, printmaking, and sculpture[1] (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits in art history (Sem: 1-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-01-028

Review Date: 09/15/2015

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