The Bachelor of Art is an interdisciplinary degree, requiring a minor or second major, which prepares students for a variety of career paths.

BA in Art

 

Foundation Requirements (15 credits)

These 5 courses are to be taken first

  • AR 100 - Drawing I (3)
  • AR 104 - 2D Design (3)
  • AR 106 - 3D Design (3)
  • AR 201 - Color Comp (3)
  • AR 202 - Drawing II (3)
  • AR 001 - Foundation Review (0)

Core Requirements (6 credits)

  • AR 302 Printmaking (3) OR AR 303 Screenprinting (3)
  • AR 314 Drawing III (3)
  • AR 319 Intro to Graphic Design (3)
  • AR 323 Art and New Technology (3)
  • AR 325 Painting I (3)
  • AR 330 Fibers I (3)
  • AR 332 Sculpture I (3)
  • AR 342 Ceramics I (3)
  • AR 501 Intaglio (3)
  • AR 502 Lithography (3)

Additional requirement:

  • AR 399 Professional Practice (3)

Art History Requirements (12 credits)

  • AH 110 Art History Survey I (3) offered fall semester only
  • AH 210 Art History Survey II (3) offered spring semester only
  • AH ___ Art History Elective (3)
  • AH ___ Art History Elective (3)
    OR UI 337 Issues in Modern Architecture
    OR UI 461 Issues in Modern Art

Additional 300 level courses are encouraged but not required to satisfy the 39 hours of 300 level course work.

Must have a minor in another field other than art, exception Art Entrepreneurship

Required Courses:

  • AR/DA/MU/TH 245 Creating and Managing an Arts Career (3)
  • BA 361 Creating & Managing Entrepreneurial Firms (3)
  • BA 551 Managing and Growing New Ventures
  • BA 561 Business Planning for New Ventures (3)

Choose 3 hours from:

  • AR 352 Gallery and Museum Practicum (3)
  • AR 399 Professional Practices in Art (3)
  • MU/TH 375 Performing Arts Management (3)

6 hours must be at the 300-500 level)

  • AH 110 Art History Survey I (3) (fall only)
    OR AR 112 Perspectives in Art (3)

Select 6 hours/2 Courses from:

  • AH 210 Art History Survey II (3) (spring only)
  • AR 100 Drawing I (3)
  • AR 104 2D Design (3)
  • AR 201 Color Composition (3)
  • AR 106 3D Design (3)
  • AR 202 Drawing II: The Human Figure (3)

Choose 9 hours from any AR or AH/UI 300-500 level courses (related courses are encouraged)

Sample Four Year Plan

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • CL 001 Complete FOCUS (0)
  • UI 100 First Year Introductory Course (3)
  • EN 100 English Composition (3)
  • AR 104 2D Design (3)
  • AH 110 Art History Survey I (3)
  • AR 100 Drawing I

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • AR 106 3D Design (3)
  • AR 201 Color Composition (3)
  • AR 202 Drawing II (3)
  • AH 210 Art History Survey II (3)
  • University Studies (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • CL 002 Complete FOCUS 2 (0)
  • AR 001 Foundation Review (0)
  • Any AR Core Class (3)
  • Any AR Core Class (3)
  • UI 461 Issues in Modern Art (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • University Studies (3)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • AR/AH Elective (3)
  • UI 337 Issues in Modern Architecture or Art History (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Univeristy Studies (3)
  • University Studies (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • CL 003, required (0)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Univeristy Studies (3)
  • University Studies (3)
  • AR/AH Elective suggested (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • AR 399 Professional Practice (3)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • WP 003 Writing Test (0)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • University Studies (3)
  • University Studies (3)
  • University Studies (3)
  • AR/AH Elective Suggested (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • CL 004 Required (0)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • University Studies (3)
  • University Studies (3)
  • AR/AH Elective Suggested (3)
  • Elective (3)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • University Studies (3)
  • University Studies (3)
  • AR/AH Elective Suggested (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Elective (3)

Contact

573.651.2143
jvinyard@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 104A

Department of Art
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701