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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Visual Art Studies

Altoona College (VAST)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art Studies offers students the opportunity to explore studio work in Art within the context of a broader liberal arts education. Students can learn fundamental techniques and concepts common to the Visual Arts. Emphasis is also put on creative problem solving through advanced investigations of artistic themes and issues. Course work includes requirements (classes) related to the portfolio preparation necessary for employment in creative fields or for education at the graduate level.

Entry into the Visual Art Studies major requires a third semester standing (27.1 credits), the completion of 6 credits in ART with a C or better, an entrance interview, and a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average. The entrance interview will be based on a review of the student's work in the 6 credits of ART, and any other work the student wishes to include.

For the B.A. degree in Visual Art Studies, a minimum of 121 credits is required.

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

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

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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: 7-13 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(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: 45 credits[1]
(This includes 6 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GA courses.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (42 credits)
ART H 111 GA;IL(3), ART H 112 GA;IL(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ART 165 GA(3), ART 166 GA(3), ART 168 GA(3), ART 265(3), ART 266(3), ART 269(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ART 468(3) (Sem: 4-8)
ART 365(3), ART 366(3), ART 465(3), ART 466W(3), ART 469(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits of 400-level ART H courses (Sem: 7-8)

[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: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-03-101

Review Date: 1/31/08

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