Bachelor in Art

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Program Description

Bachelor of Art

Become a professional exhibiting artist. Teach students how to work with their core beliefs and question not what art was but what it is and will be. Manage an art gallery and design innovative displays. A firm grounding in art theory, production, and criticism will allow you to pursue various avenues in the art world.

Through your studies, you will gain a technical and conceptual understanding of the art discipline, and delve into many subjects including art history, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, and drawing. You will have round-the-clock access to top-notch facilities and equipment and ample opportunity to display your work in BVU’s large art gallery or other exhibition areas. Art students also have an extensive variety of studio processes available to them, including resin-bonded sand casting, wood carving, metal fabrication, and welding. As part of your studies, you will develop professional skills through internships and study abroad opportunities. You will also work alongside expert professors who are practicing artists and are committed to teaching, research and lifelong learning. In addition to honing your technical abilities and producing professional work, you will learn to think critically, communicate clearly and work creatively.

Art courses

Major: 51 credit hours

  • ART 201 Art Foundations I
  • ART 202 Art Foundations II
  • ART 301 Prehistoric and Medieval Art History
  • ART 302 European Renaissance to Baroque Art History
  • ART 303 Romanticism to Modern Art History
  • ART 304 Modern to Contemporary Art History
  • ART 310 Painting
  • ART 320 Sculpture
  • ART 331 Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing or ART 332 Ceramics: Handbuilding and Sculptural Forms
  • ART 340 Printmaking: Intaglio or ART 341 Printmaking: Lithography
  • ART 392 Junior Seminar
  • ART 415 Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Art
  • ART 425 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Art
  • ART 492 Senior Seminar
  • ART 493 Senior Exhibition

9 credit hours from

  • ART 331 Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing or ART 332 Ceramics: Handbuilding and Sculptural Forms (class not taken above)
  • ART 340 Printmaking: Intaglio or ART 341 Printmaking: Lithography (class not taken above)
  • ART 415 Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Art
  • ART 425 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Art
  • ART 460 Advanced Drawing
  • ART 495 Internship
  • DIGI 101 Media Studio: Photo
  • DIGI 301 Advanced Digital Photography
  • GDES 349 Graphic Design
  • Art and Art Education majors must earn a final grade of C- or better in all Art courses.

Major in art with teaching licensure (K-8):

Art major plus:

  • EDUC 451 K-8 Art Methods and Field Experience
  • EDUC 460 Professional Seminar III: Elementary Student Teaching (K-8 Art
  • Plus requirements listed under elementary education and education core

Major in art with teaching licensure (5-12):

Art major plus:

  • SEDU 365 Methods of Reading in the Content Areas
  • SEDU 401 Methods of Teaching Secondary Art and Field Experience
  • SEDU 490 Professional Seminar III: Secondary Student Teaching
  • Plus requirements listed under secondary education and education core

Major in art with teaching licensure (K-8 & 5-12):

Art major plus:

  • EDUC 451 K-8 Art Methods and Field Experience
  • EDUC 460 Professional Seminar III: Elementary Student Teaching (K-8 Art)
  • SEDU 365 Reading in the Content Areas
  • SEDU 401 Methods of Teaching Secondary Art and Field Experience
  • SEDU 490 Professional Seminar III: Secondary Student Teaching
  • Plus requirements listed under secondary education and education core

Minor in Art: 21 credit hours

  • ART 201 Art Foundations I
  • ART 202 Art Foundations II

9 credit hours from

  • ART 301 Prehistoric and Medieval Art History
  • ART 302 European Renaissance to Baroque Art History
  • ART 303 Romanticism to Modern Art History
  • ART 304 Modern to Contemporary Art History

6 credit hours from

  • ART 310 Painting
  • ART 320 Sculpture
  • ART 331 Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing
  • or ART 332 Ceramics: Handbuilding and Sculptural Forms
  • ART 340 Printmaking: Intaglio or ART 341 Printmaking: Lithography
  • ART 415 Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Art
  • ART 425 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Art
  • ART 460 Advanced Drawing
  • DIGI 101 Media Studio: Photo
  • DIGI 301 Advanced Digital Photography

Minor in Art History: 25 credit hours

  • ART 301 Prehistoric and Medieval Art History
  • ART 302 European Renaissance to Baroque Art History
  • ART 303 Romanticism to Modern Art History
  • ART 304 Modern to Contemporary Art History
  • ART 497 Senior Directed Research
  • HIST 111 World Civilizations I and HIST 112 World Civilizations II or HIST 121 The Emergence of Western Civilization and HIST 122 The Revolutions of Western Civilizations

6 credit hours from

  • HIST 125 Asian Civilizations (research paper is strongly encouraged to assist with graduate school requirements)
  • HIST 284 Empires: The Colonial Experience HIST 320 History of the Middle East
  • HIST 349 Modern Europe
  • HIST 360 History of China
  • HIST 362 History of Japan
Last updated February 2018

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