Jul 18, 2024  
2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Art (BA)

  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: Required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for all majors and minors (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Also refer to the general grade requirements for graduation .
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation. Of this total, 48 credit hours in Visual Arts are required. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required by the university for graduation (courses numbered 3000 and above from any department).
  • Program Code: 3001BA
  • CIPC: 500701


All Art majors and minors should interview with the department chair/advisor early in their course of study. Call the Department of Visual Arts at 801-626-6455 for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ) with the department secretary. There are no special admission or application requirements.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Arts requirements. Either one of the following Foundation courses will also fulfill 3 credit hours of the General Education requirement in the Creative Arts category: ARTH 1090  and ARTH 1100 .

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Technical Proficiency - Produce technically proficient visual work.
  • Conceptual, Ethical, Critical - Utilize conceptual frameworks, ethical reasoning, and critical thinking skills in the making of visual media.
  • Learn, Adapt, Apply - Demonstrate the ability to learn, adapt, and apply new techniques, tools, processes, and ideas.
  • Assess, Analyze, Synthesize - Assess, analyze, and synthesize historical and contemporary information regarding visual art and design.
  • Writing and Oral Communication - Communicate effectively and ethically about visual media through written or oral means.
  • Recognize and Identify - Recognize and identify historically influencial styles, movements, periods, theories, and practitioners of art and design in a global context.
  • Contemporary Professional Practices - Implement contemporary professional practices in the field.
  • Cooperation With Peers - Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively, ethically, and effectively with peers.
  • Profession, Practice, Community - Explain visual art and design as a profession, practice, and global community.

Foundation Courses Required for All Art Majors (27 credit hours)

The following are required for all BS/BA/BFA majors and should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

Studio Foundation courses are offered Fall and Spring semesters. Look for an “F” or a “Sp” at the end of ArtHistory and advanced studio course titles to see when they are usually offered.  An “e” or an “o” indicates that the course is offered only in even or odd years. Course offering schedules may change. Consult the current course schedule for the latest information. The 1000 level courses should be taken during the freshman year.

Note: For the Art History foundation course, Art Education majors must select ARTH 3040  or ARTH 3045  (prerequisite ARTH 1100 ).

Required Studio Distribution (9 credit hours)

Studio Electives (12 credit hours)

Select 12 credit hours of studio art coursework.

Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA

General Art majors must complete Option 1: Foreign Language (12 credit hours of a foreign language, refer to the Department of World Languages & Cultures  section of this catalog for additional information on obtaining foreign language credit)

OR Option 2 - Foreign Language and Language Arts (6 credit hours of a foreign language and 6 credit hours of language arts). With this option students MUST take ENGL 3080  Critical Approaches to Literature AND one of the following: ART 1040 , ARTH 3451 , ART 3085 , ARTH CA 1090 , ARTH CA 1100 , ARTH 2040 , ARTH 3030 , ARTH 3040 ARTH 3045 , ARTH 3050 , ARTH 3060 , ARTH 3070 , ARTH 3080 , ARTH 3100 , ARTH 3451 , ARTH 3950 . This language arts requirement is in addition to other discipline specific courses required for the BA. No double dipping.