Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Art Major (BA)


Art Major- Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Please see the UNLV College of Fine Arts web page at http://www.unlv.edu/finearts for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/ba-art-painting-drawing-printmakinghttps://www.unlv.edu/degree/ba-art-photography, and https://www.unlv.edu/degree/ba-art-sculptural-practices.

Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Fine Arts Advising Center at www.unlv.edu/finearts/advising.

Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Program Accreditation - National Association of Schools of Art and Design nasad.arts-accredit.org/

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate functional levels of drawing skills with varied media.
  2. Recognize and be able to interpret major works of art pertaining to the art history courses taken.
  3. Demonstrate working knowledge of the elements and principles of students’ chosen area of concentration
  4. Articulate and critically respond to both familiar and unfamiliar works of art through critical dialogue.
  5. Understand the function of presentation and/or the exhibition process of personal works in public gallery or other cultural venue.

University Graduation Requirements

Art Degree Requirements - Total 120 Credits


(See note 1 below)

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 37-40 Credits


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3


English Composition - Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


Constitutions - Credits: 4-6


Mathematics - Credits: 3


Distribution Requirements - Credits: 19


Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirements
  • Social Science: 9 credits 
    • One course each from three different fields
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 10 credits

Multicultural and International


Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students

Major Degree Requirements - BA in Art - Painting/Drawing/Printmaking Concentration - Subtotal 40 Credits


Electives - Credits: 16-29


Electives - Credits: 23-26


Electives - Credits: 26-29


Total Credits: 120


Notes


  1. Of the 120 credits required, 42 of these credits must be in upper-division course work (300-400), including courses taken in the major.
  2.    may be taken only after completing at least one 400-level art history course with a B or better.
  3.    may not be taken for Art History credit by Studio Majors.