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B.A. in Art

The B.A. in Art is designed to offer students a degree in art that allows for double majors or extensive study in other degree programs. The B.A. gives students with varied interests in university study a sound footing in visual, tactile and conceptual capabilities; knowledge of the history, theory and criticism of art; and a range of skills that can be applied to a number of professions within the arts. To earn a B.A. the student is required to take a minimum of 48 hours in the Division of Art.

Declaring your major:

Students who are dually admitted to SMU and the Division of Art [see Art Admission Page for application guidelines] must enroll in Foundations: ASAG 1300,1304 and one 1300 level Art course in the first year and then meet with their pre-major advisor in order to declare their BA in Art major by September 1 of their second year.

Students who were not dually admitted to SMU and the Division of Art but took three 1300-level courses in their first year and then decide that they want to declare as an art major must meet with their pre-major advisor in order to declare their BA in Art major by Sept 1 of their second year.

Transfer students with 45 or more hours and have completed DISC 1312 should declare their BA in Art major soon after enrolling at SMU.

Advising and coursework

Once students have declared their BA in Art major they should set meetings with both the Division of Art Advisor and a Meadows Degree Counselor to review their degree progress.

Students who are dually admitted

Foundations: ASAG 1300, ASAG 1304

and one 1300-level course in ASCE, ASDR, ASIM, ASPH, ASPR, ASPT, or ASSC

Students who were not dually admitted

three 1300-level courses in ASAG, ASCE, ASDR, ASIM, ASPH, ASPR, ASPT, or ASSC (for the student who declares the major in art after taking a number of introductory courses)

Requirements for the Degree Credit Hours
UC/GEC Requirements varies

Foundations:

and one 1300-level course in ASCE, ASDR, ASIM, ASPH, ASPR, ASPT, or ASSC (for the student who declares the major in art after taking a number of introductory courses)

9

Required Art Courses:

6

Advanced Art Studies:

15

Additional Art Studies:

6

Art History:

12

Free Electives (hours vary as needed to meet University residency and degree requirements)

 
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Note: All courses in studio art, except lectures and seminars, have a laboratory fee of $30 per credit hour, which is collected by the cashier at the time of enrollment.

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