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Art (ARTBA) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2002
End Date: Spring Semester 2006

Art - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (ARTBA)

PROFESSOR CHARLES GAROIAN, 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: ceramic arts, drawing and painting, graphic design, metals, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

For a B.A. degree in Art, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of 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: 6 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 front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 48 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)[1]
ART 110S(3), ART 111(3), ART 120(3), ART 122W(3) (Sem: 1-2)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)[1]
Select 12 credits from 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 270(3), ART 271(3), ART 280(3), or ART 290(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (24 credits)
(Include at least 15 credits[1] at the 400 or equivalent level.)
Select 12 credits from ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, metals, photography, printmaking, or sculpture (Sem: 3-8)
Select 12 credits in art history (6 of these credits may also be counted toward the General Education Arts requirement) (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 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-07-031

Review Date: 04/09/02

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