Bachelor of Arts, Art (BA)

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The mission of the Department of Art is to prepare students to use their artistic abilities to make a difference in society. Our goal is to train and graduate students who are empowered artists, focused on excellence in creative activity, learning, teaching, and who are essential to the continued development of our vibrant culture. The department also maintains the Kimura Gallery and the Arc Gallery that provide opportunities for campus and community members to see the exhibitions of international, national, and local artists. Students are encouraged to engage directly with art in these exhibitions through talks by the artists, curators, and art faculty.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Admission Requirements Special Considerations
  • Some courses do not apply to the degree program.
  • Some courses may be taken for repeat credit.
  • Many Art courses require completion of certain prerequisite Art courses. Non-Art majors who wish to enroll in an Art class without first having completed the recommended prerequisites are free to do so with instructor permission, but may find the classroom experience difficult or unrewarding.
  • Obtain pre-registration approval from Art faculty for upper-division Art coursework undertaken each semester.
Graduation Requirements
Lower-Division Art
Core Courses:18
ART A105
Beginning Drawing
ART A111
Two-Dimensional Design
ART A113
Three-Dimensional Design
ART A205
Intermediate Drawing
ART A261
History of Western Art I
ART A262
History of Western Art II
Choose one two-dimensional course, one three-dimensional course, and one course from either list:9
Two-Dimensional Area
ART A112
Color Design
ART A212
Beginning Watercolor
ART A213
Beginning Painting
ART A215
Beginning Printmaking
ART A224
Beginning Photography
ART A252
Beginning Graphic Design
ART A257
Computer Art
Three-Dimensional Area
ART A201
Beginning Handbuilt Ceramics
ART A202
Beginning Wheelthrown Ceramics
ART A211
Beginning Sculpture
ART A270
Beginning Alaska Native Art
Upper-Division Studio Art
Complete a total of 15 credits from the studio areas listed below, with a minimum of 9 credits from any one area:15
Alaska Native Art
Communication Design
Upper-Division Art History
Complete 6 credits from the following:6
ART A362
History of Modern Art
ART A363
History of Contemporary Art
ART A364
Italian Renaissance Art
ART A367
History of Photography
ART A492
Art History Seminar
Additional Requirements
ART A203Introduction to Art Education3
ART A491Senior Seminar3
PHIL A401Aesthetics3
Upper-division general electives 112

At least 6 of the 12 elective credits must have a prefix other than ART.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 39 credits must be upper-division.