Bachelor of Arts

B.A. in Art

The Bachelor of Arts in art offers students the opportunity for investigative study in art and the liberal arts. The degree consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours in art and art history. Students are required to take the Foundation Review and also declare a minor. Students who wish to keep art as a focus may choose minors such as fine arts entrepreneurship, marketing, fashion merchandising or psychology. Minors can direct students into graduate studies or develop business interests and opportunities.

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

Sample Four Year Plan

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • 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)
  • General Education (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • 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)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • AR/AH Elective (3)
  • UI 337 Issues in Modern Architecture or Art History (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • Minor Course (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (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)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • AR/AH Elective Suggested (3)

Fall Semester (15 hours)

  • Minor Course (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • AR/AH Elective Suggested (3)
  • Elective (3)

Spring Semester (15 hours)

  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • AR/AH Elective Suggested (3)
  • Minor Course (3)
  • Elective (3)

Contact

573.651.2143
amwelker@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 104

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