Sep 24, 2023  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin Archived

Art, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts with a major in studio art is appropriate for those students who seek a general course of study with less depth and more breadth than is required by the B.F.A. Though this program does not provide a strong preparation for studio production careers, it may, when combined with an appropriate minor, provide an education suitable for a number of other vocations.

Curriculum (120 hours)

1. Fine Arts Core Curriculum Requirements (42 hours)

A. Communication (6 hours)

B. Mathematics (3 hours)

C. Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

Select two from the following three-hour classes:

Select two of the following four-hour classes:

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

E. Creative Arts (3 hours)

Select one course outside of your major discipline:

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

I. Component Area Option (6 hours)


*Specific degree programs may direct core curriculum choices due to accreditation requirements or other considerations. Please see core requirements for specific degree programs.

**These courses are approved for core curriculum credit in a limited number of degree programs. Please see an academic advisor to verify that these courses will apply to your degree program.

2. Advanced work (courses numbered 300-499 inclusive) (30 or more hours)

  • At least 30 hours at SFA.

3. A minimum of 36 hours residence (SFA campus) work.

4. Major Requirements (54 hours)

A. Six hours from:

B. Six hours from:

C. Twelve hours art history from:

D. Fifteen hours from one of the following areas:

graphic design, ceramics, filmmaking, digital media, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture

  • Nine hours studio electives
  • Advanced hour requirement: Courses chosen from A-D must include at least 14 advanced hours

5. Minor (18-24 hours):

Students must complete a minor outside the School of Art .

6. Minimum grade requirement

A grade of at least C in each freshman English course, a C average at SFA, a C average in work completed in the major and minor fields, considered separately, at SFA. These required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan.

7. All students

must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See TSI information  elsewhere in this bulletin.

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