Visual and Performing Arts

Visual Art Curriculum

Current description of degree requirements

Visual Art Option: 60 credits

36 in Visual Art, 12 in VAPA, 6 in Art History, and 6 within another VAPA option for a Cross-Disciplinary component.

Visual Art Concentration Requirements: 42 credits

Core Requirements: 9 credits

  • VA 1010: Beginning Studio 2D
  • VA 1020: Beginning Studio 3D
  • VA 1040: Beginning Drawing

Lower Division Requirements: 9 credits

2000 level courses

Upper Division Requirements: 21 credits

  • VA 3980: Seminar in Studio Problems (3 credits) - Offered ONLY during the spring term. Concurrent enrollment with AH 3860 during a student's junior year is REQUIRED.
  • VA 4980: Professional Seminar (3 credits) - Offered ONLY during the spring term. Prerequisites: VA 3980 and AH 3860. Enrollment during a student's senior year is REQUIRED.
  • VA 3000 / 4000 level OR VA 9400: (15 credits)

Note: Any VA 3000/4000 level class (except VA 3980 and 4980) can be taken twice for credit (6 hours towards a student's degree). In addition, up to 8 credit hours of VA 9400: Independent Study can be used towards a students degree.

Art History Requirements: 6 credits

  • AH 1500 Art & Ideas: Michelangelo to Basquiat
  • AH 3860: Contemporary Art

VAPA Requirements: 12 credits

  • 3 credits VAPA 1000 level
  • 6 credits VAPA 3000 level

VAPA Requirements: 12 credits

  • 3 credits VAPA 1000 level
  • 6 credits VAPA 3000 level

Cross-Disciplinary Requirements: 6 credits

2000 / 3000 / 4000 level courses in Art History, Dance, Film Studies, Museum & Gallery Practice, Music and Theatre.

Please note:

Core courses, VA1010, VA1020, VA1040, AH1500, VAPA1000 level, lay the foundation for the conceptual, technical, and formal skills needed for advanced work these courses must be completed before enrolling in any 2000 / 3000 / 4000 level visual art courses.

  • VA 3980 & AH3860 are companion courses and must be taken concurrently during the junior year and before enrolling in VA 4980
  • VA 4980 Professional Seminar is taken the senior year
  • VAPA 4000 Interdisciplinary Capstone is taken the senior year
  • 3000 / 4000 level VA courses may be repeated once for credit (Except for VA 3980 and VA 4980)

It is recommended that all visual art students meet with a visual art faculty adviser once a year.

Visual Art Concentration Requirements: 24 credits

6 credits required core; 3 credits 2000 level; 9 credits 3000 / 4000 level. The core must be completed before enrolling in any 2000 / 3000 / 4000 level visual art courses. 2000 / 3000 / 4000 level course must be in one media.

Core Requirements: 12 credits

  • VA1010: Beginning Studio 2D OR VA1040: Beginning Drawing
  • VA1020: Beginning Studio 3D

Current description of degree requirements

 
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