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Art History Concentration

The BA in Art History degree exposes students to the various cultures of the past and present and challenges students to relate themselves to a larger world. Art History students are required to write about art critically and to conduct research, and their initiation into the practice takes place in these courses.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
E1: HIST 1111 OR 1112

World History

3
F: ART 1006 OR 1009

Design I (2D) or Design II (3D)

3
F: ART 1007

Drawing I

3
F: ART 2201 OR 2202

History of Western Art: Ancient to Medieval or History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary

3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101.
  • Complete ART 1006, 1007, and 2201 with a C or better.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
A1: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
A2: MATH 1001 OR 1111

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning or College Algebra

3
F: ART 1006 OR 1009

Design I (2D) or Design II (3D)

3
F: ART 1008

Drawing II

3
F: ART 2201 OR 2202

History of Western Art: Ancient to Medieval or History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary

3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102.
  • Complete ART 1008, 1009, and 2202 with a C or better.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
B1: FL 1001 OR 1002

(unless tested out)

3
ART 3210, 4211, OR 4215

Non-Western Art, Japanese Art, or Art of the African Diaspora

3
Art Studio Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art Studio Class

3
D1: Science + Lab 4
B2: Institutional Options 2

Milestones:

  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • You need a C or better in the Art classes.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: FL 1002 OR 2001

(unless tested out)

3
E2: HIST 2111 OR 2112

US History

3
Art Studio Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art Studio Class

3
ART 3220 OR 3280

Art of the Ancient World or Museum Seminar

3
Minor 3

Milestones:

  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • You need a C or better in the Art classes.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
ART 3220 OR 3280

Art of the Ancient World or Museum Seminar

3
ART 4078

Mid-Program Review

0
Art Studio Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art Studio Class

3
C1: Fine Arts 3
D1: Non-lab Science 3
Minor 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Mid Program Review, BA in Art (Art History).
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • You need a C or better in the Art classes.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
FORL 2001

Foreign Lang/Lit (Unless tested out)

3
ART 3240, 3250, 3260, 3270, 3275, OR 4290

Italian Renaissance, Baroque Art, 18th/19th Century Art, American Art, Pre-World War II Modernism, Art Since 1945, or Modernist Criticism

3
Art History Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art History Class

3
E4: Social Science 3
Minor 3

Milestones:

  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • You need a C or better in the Art classes.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
E3: POLS 1101

American Government

3
ART 4298

Senior Capstone in Art HistoryI1

1
Art History Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art History Class

3
Art History Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art History Class

3
FORL 2002

Foreign Lang/Lit (unless tested out) OR an approved 2000-level FORL course

3
Minor 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Art History Capstone I.
  • Apply for Graduation.
  • Earn 16 or more credit hours.
  • You need a C or better in the Art classes.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
ART 4299

Senior Capstone in Art History II

2
Art History Elective

Any 3000/4000 Level Art History Class

3
Art Studio Elective OR Minor

Any 3000/4000 Level Art Studio Class

3
D2: Math, Science, and Technology 3
Minor 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Capstone II.
  • Earn 14 or more credit hours.
  • You need a C or better in the Art classes.
  • Complete 120 credit hours and Graduate.

16 Fall Credit Hours + 14 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Enroll in Art Foundations Courses.
  • Start taking University Core courses such as ART 1201, and remember it is important to take a mix of Art and University Core throughout your 4 years!
  • Attend the Art Program Gathering (The Gathering).
  • Meet with your Art Mentor (one will be assigned).
  • Visit the Center for Academic Success (if you want some extra help).
  • Talk with your mentor about the BA and BFA degree plans.

Middle Years:

  • Continue taking University Core classes.
  • Secondary Art Core.
  • Start your Minor.
  • Start your Language and Cultures sequence.
  • Complete Mid-Program Review.
  • Continue meeting with art mentor.
  • Take ART 2000, ART 2201 and 2202.

Last Year:

  • Finish University Core classes.
  • Finish Capstone 1 & 2.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Join the Art Student Union.
  • Attend Art Infuse and Art Incend.
  • Meet with art mentor.
  • Explore what the University has to offer: Ingram Library, UREC, etc.

Middle Years:

  • Volunteer to help out at Art Infuse and Art Incend.
  • Continue meeting with art mentor.
  • Attend visiting artist presentation.
  • Enter work into The Eclectic.

Last Year:

Broaden Your Perspectives

First Year:

  • Go to an Art Exhibition Reception.
  • Attend a capstone exhibition.
  • Attend the Faculty or Alumni Exhibition and Reception in the Fall.

Middle Years:

  • Participate in Critique with a Visiting Artist.
  • Join a student club (i.e., Anthropology club, Art Student Union).
  • Attend a visiting artist/speaker lecture.
  • Initiate an SRAP grant with art and/or minor faculty.
  • GPA 3.2 or above? Consider applying to the Honors Program.

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

  • Go to a Conference or Symposium in ART and/or your Minor.
  • Organize a field trip.
  • Be part of a UWG volunteer program.

Take Care of Yourself

First Year:

  • Focus on time management: make sure that in addition to doing well in all of your classes that you are making time for yourself throughout the week.

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Year:

  • Make connections between your Minor and your Major.
  • Submit work to the Juried Student Exhibition.
  • Apply for a Student Assistant position.

Last Year:

  • Prepare Resume/Portfolio.
  • Apply for Jobs/Graduate School.
  • Hold a leadership position (i.e., ASU President).
  • Talk with your Art Mentor about your post-graduation plans.

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