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Art and Design, B.A.

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Requirements

Students who elect to earn a bachelor of arts or associate of arts degree are required to complete a foreign language requirement, while those who earn a bachelor of science or associate of science degree have the option to take more electives. All of these degrees allow students to explore a few areas within the department and gain a more well-rounded education in the visual arts.

Matriculation Requirements

Portfolio review or completion of A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degree in Art & Design.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045  Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
 and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
 or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (fulfilled with Foreign Language 202G/2020) 4
  ARTH 2710 Prehistoric Through Gothic Art History 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 47 Credits
  ART 1120 2D Design 3
  ART 1130 3D Design 3
  ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 2
  ARTH 2720 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art History 3
Complete 9 credits from the following list (please note: when selecting electives be mindful ofprerequisite requirements for advanced courses): 9
  ART 1110 Drawing I (3)  
  ART 1210 Observational Drawing (3)  
  ART 1350 Ceramics I (3)  
  ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications (3)  
  ART 1420 Graphic Design I (3)  
  ART 1650 Watercolor (3)  
  ART 1750 Intro to Digital Imaging (3)  
Complete 3 of the 4 following classes: 3
  ART 4820 Professional Practices for the Visual Arts I WE (1)  
  ART 4830 Professional Practices for the Visual Arts II WE (1)  
  ART 4840 Professional Presentation for the Visual Arts WE (1)  
  ART 4850 Professional Writing for the Visual Arts WE (1)  
Complete 24 credits from any ART/ARTH courses not already taken (students must have 40 upper division credit hours to graduate, see Graduation Requirement 1). 24
Elective Requirements: 37 Credits
  One Foreign Language 12
  Complete any courses 1000 level or higher (students must have 40 upper division credit hours to graduate, see Graduation Requirement 1). 25

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above with no grade lower than a C- in all Art & Design courses.
  3. Residency hours- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Portfolio Submission.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
  7. For the BA degree, completion of 16 credit hours of course work from one language to include the 1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G/2020 levels or transferred equivalents.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

 

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts  3
MAT1030/1035/STAT 1040/1045/MATH  1050/1055/MATH 1090 Quantitative Reasoning/Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra/Introduction to Statistics/Introduction to Statistics with Algebra/College Algebra/College Algebra with Preliminaries/College Algebra for Business 3
ART 1120 2D Design 3
ART Core Elective: ART 1110 or 1210 or 1350 or 1400 or 1420 or 1650 or 1750

Drawing I, Observational Drawing, Ceramics, Graphic Computer Applications, Graphic Design I, Watercolor, Intro to Digital Imaging

3
ARTH 2710 Prehistoric Through Gothic Art History (fulfills Fine Arts) 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Students must plan ahead to obtain 40 credits of Upper Division courses (3000 level or higher)  
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
ART Core Elective: ART 1110 or 1210 or 1350 or 1400 or 1420 or 1650 or 1750 Drawing I, Observational Drawing, Ceramics, Graphic Computer Applications, Graphic Design I, Watercolor, Intro to Digital Imaging 3
ART 1130 3D Design 3
ARTH 2720 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art History 3
 Lower or Upper Division General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Students must plan ahead to obtain 40 credits of Upper Division courses (3000 level or higher) 
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values GE 3
ART Core Elective: ART 1110 or 1210 or 1350 or 1400 or 1420 or 1650 or 1750 Drawing I, Observational Drawing, Ceramics, Graphic Computer Applications, Graphic Design I, Watercolor, Intro to Digital Imaging 3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
Lower or Upper Division ART/ARTH  3
Lower or Upper Division General Elective 3
Lower of Upper Division General Elective 1
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Students must plan ahead to obtain 40 credits of Upper Division courses (3000 level or higher) 
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institutions  Distribution 3
Social/Behavioral Science Distribution 3
ART 200R Art and Design Lecture Series 1
Lower or Upper Division ART/ARTH 1
Lower of Upper Division General Elective 3
Lower of Upper Division General Elective 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Students must plan ahead to obtain 40 credits of Upper Division courses (3000 level or higher) 
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
EXSC 1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
Biology Distribution 3
Foreign Language 1010 4
Lower or Upper Division ART/ARTH 3
Lower or Upper Division General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Students must plan ahead to obtain 40 credits of Upper Division courses (3000 level or higher) 
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science Distribution 3
Foreign Language 1020 4
Lower or Upper Division ART/ARTH 3
ARTH 309G or ARTH 350G Introduction to Non Western Ancient Art or Latin American Art and Architectural History 3
Lower or Upper Division General Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: Students must plan ahead to obtain 40 credits of Upper Division courses (3000 level or higher) 
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
Third Science Distribution 3
Foreign Language 2010 4
Lower or Upper Division ART/ARTH 3
Lower or Upper Division ART/ARTH 2
Lower or Upper Division General Elective 3
Professional Courses: ART 4820 (fall) or ART 4830 (fall) or ART 4840 (spring) or ART 4850 (spring) Professional Practices for the Visual Arts I WE or Professional Practices for the Visual Arts II WE or Professional Presentation for the Visual Arts WE or Professional Writing for the Visual Arts WE  1
  Semester total: 16
Notes: Students must plan ahead to obtain 40 credits of Upper Division courses (3000 level or higher) 
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Professional Courses: ART 4820 (fall) or ART 4830 (fall) or ART 4840 (spring) or ART 4850 (spring) Professional Practices for the Visual Arts I WE or Professional Practices for the Visual Arts II WE or Professional Presentation for the Visual Arts WE or Professional Writing for the Visual Arts WE  2
Humanities Distribution/Foreign Language 2020/202G 4
Lower or Upper Division ART/ARTH 3
Lower or Upper Division ART/ARTH 3
Lower or Upper Division General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15

Notes:

  1. Students must plan ahead to obtain 40 credits of Upper Division courses (3000 level or higher)
  2. Professional Courses: ART 4820 Professional Practices for the Visual Arts I WE (fall) or ART 4830 Professional Practices for the Visual Arts II WE (fall) or ART 4840 Professional Presentation for the Visual Arts WE (spring) or ART 4850 Professional Writing for the Visual Arts WE (spring)
  3. ART Core Electives: ART 1110 Drawing I or ART 1210 Observational Drawing or ART 1350 Ceramics I FF or ART 1400 Graphic Computer Applications or ART 1420Graphic Design I or ART 1650 Watercolor FF or ART 1750 Intro to Digital Imaging
  Degree total: 120

Department

Art and Design

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