BA in Art

General

Program Description

The fundamental objective of the Art Department programs is to provide and promote a knowledge and understanding of the visual arts. The studio program gives students hands-on exposure to a variety of skills, both analytic and technical, in order to help students express concepts visually. The art history program introduces students to numerous periods of art, cultural and historical events, visual means of expression and communication, and research methods.

Northeastern Illinois University's Department of Art offers the bachelor's degree in Art. The undergraduate program has two concentration options:

  • Art History
  • Studio Art

Take a closer look at the B.A. in Art (Art History and Studio Art concentrations) and the courses offered toward the degree.


Career Opportunities in Art

Our faculty supports your pursuit of a professional career in the arts or in teaching. Career opportunities are available in fine arts, art education, graphic design, and museum studies, to name a few. Through our program, you can become a photographer, printmaker, museum preparator, gallery assistant, website designer, or educator. Our advisors can provide you with more information to fit your specific needs.


Accreditations

The Department of Art programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


Learning Requirements

Program in Art History

Art majors in the Art History concentration must complete 39 credit hours of the following courses:

15 Hour Core Requirements:
ART-106 Introduction To Art History I 3
ART-107 Introduction To Art History II 3
ART-120 Drawing I 3
ART-130 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART-140 Three Dimensional Design 3
3 Hours at the 200 level
ART-202 Writing Intensive Program: Methods Of Research In Art History 3
Additional Requirements
Select 21 hours of 300 level art history courses 21
Total Hours 39

In addition, there must be a demonstration of reading competence in a foreign language approved by the advisor or 6 credit hours of a foreign language.


Program in Studio Art

Art majors in the Studio Art concentration must complete 54 credit hours of the following courses:

15 Hour Core Requirements:
ART-106 Introduction To Art History I 3
ART-107 Introduction To Art History II 3
ART-120 Drawing I 3
ART-130 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART-140 Three Dimensional Design 3
15 Hours at the 200 Level:
ART-220 Drawing II 3
ART-234 Color 3
Select three of the following: 9
ART-230 Painting I
ART-240 Sculpture I
ART-250 Printmaking I
ART-261 Photography I
ART-270 Ceramics I
ART-280 Art + Tech I
ART-281 Graphic Design I
24 Hours of the Following:
Select three 300 level courses in a studio area of emphasis selected in consultation with an advisor. 9
Select two 300 level art history courses (one Western and one non-Western). 6
ARTH-300 Contemporary Art 3
Writing Intensive Requirement
ART-395 Writing Intensive Program: Professional Practices In Studio Art 3
Senior Capstone
ART-396 Senior Seminar And Exhibition 3
Total Hours 54
Last updated May 2020

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