Art and Design B.A. – Art Emphasis (Art History, Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture)

College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact: Lisa Stocker, Administrative Assistant

Location: Guggenheim 103

Telephone: 970.351.2143

Fax: 970.351.2299

Website: www.arts.unco.edu/artanddesign

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Contact the Art office for more information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The art emphasis is a liberal arts program designed to give students broad exposure to the studio arts and art history.

It prepares the artist and craftsperson. It is an ideal preparatory program for students planning to do advanced or graduate study in art and art history.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • New Art & Design students must complete the Freshman Foundation requirements before they can begin their advanced art studies. The Freshman Foundation Courses include Art 181, Art 182, Art 183, Art 184, and Art 234. Students must also successfully complete the Foundation Portfolio.
  • To graduate with a B.A. in Art & Design, all students must earn a 2.8 cumulative GPA or higher in all courses in the major, and a 2.8 GPA or higher for overall university coursework.
  • An Exit level Senior Portfolio assessment is required prior to graduation. The portfolio consists of work from the student's concentration area. Students are evaluated on their knowledge and successful demonstration of professional portfolio preparation of artwork, art history and cultures, and verbal and written critical analysis.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Remaining LAC — 31 credits

NOTE: ART 181, ART 182, and ART 185 all count for credit in area 3.a. One of these courses will count towards area 3, one will satisfy the additional area 3 or area 5 requirement, and one will count as an Elective credit to help reach the LAC 40 credit hour total.

2. Required Major — 57 credits

Take all of the following courses:

Complete the following five Freshman Foundation Courses First

ART 181Ancient Art History

3

ART 182Medieval to Rococo Art History

3

ART 1832D Design

3

ART 1843D Design

3

ART 234Drawing I

3

ART 181 and ART 182: (LAC area 3.a.)

Take two Art History courses — 6 credits

ART 185Neoclassic to Modern Art History

3

Take one 300 level or greater Art History Course

3

ART 185: (LAC area 3.a.)

Take two Art Core courses — 6 credits

ART 231Painting I

3

Choose one of the following courses:

ART 211Ceramic Design I

3

ART 261Sculpture I

3

ART 265Jewelry

3

Choose one Two-Dimensional Art Core course — 3 credits

ART 253Intaglio Printmaking I

3

ART 254Relief Printmaking I

3

ART 271Introduction to Photography

3

ART 356Monotypes

3

ART 253: Required for Drawing Concentration

Choose two Three-Dimensional Art Core courses — 6 credits

ART 211Ceramic Design I

3

ART 212Wheel Throwing I

3

ART 221Fiber Design I

3

ART 223Weaving

3

ART 261Sculpture I

3

ART 265Jewelry

3

Choose a Concentration area:

Take three courses (300 level or above) — 9 credits

Art history, ceramics, computer graphics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture.

Choose four Art Elective courses — 12 credits

Any ART prefix

3. University-Wide Credits — 32 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 32 credits.