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Degrees and Programs

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The Art Department offers four studio majors, conferring Bachelor of Arts degrees in Graphic Design, Book Arts, Painting, and Art Education, and minors in Art and Book Arts. Many of our students choose to complement their art studies with a minor or major in other disciplines such as business, marketing, communications, or art history.

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Interested in Art History? The History Department offers a major and minor in Art History

Requirements for a Bachelor of Art (all majors)

In addition to the required courses listed below, students must complete separate requirements in their major (listed at left).

+ART 100 Drawing Instruction
+ART 203 Studio Fundamentals: 2-D Design 
+WI-ART 207 Studio Fundamentals: Drawing  
+ART 303 Figure Composition and Anatomy 
+AH 250 Art Through the Ages I 
+AH 251 Art Through the Ages II 
plus any 300-level art history course (with the exception of AH 320 Advanced Topics)

Full admission to the Art Major is granted if the following criteria are met: cumulative GPA of 2.7; major GPA 3.0. All Art coursework must be a C or above. Students must receive a B or above in ART 203, 207 and 251. 


Art Minor
ART 100 and 15 additional credits of art.

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