Art and Art History - Undergraduate Programs

Overview

Areas of study for the BA and BFA degrees include:

  • Design: Visual Communication (Graphic Design, Web Design, App Design, Game Design and Illustration)
  • Film and Video (Filmmaking, Animation-2D/3D, and Screenwriting)
  • 3D Studio (Sculpture, Clay, Glass, and Intermedia)
  • 2D Studio (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Intermedia)
  • Art History
  • Art Education

For additional details, please review the Art and Art History Department's website: http://www.uta.edu/art/index.php/advising/degree_plans/

The mission of the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington is to provide and encourage education in visual arts and art history. The curriculum provides students with an extensive education through an understanding of professional, theoretical, visual and analytical processes. To assist students in comprehending the fundamental nature of the visual arts, its boundaries, methods and technologies, the department offers a comprehensive range of media and methodologies. Students will be able to create work in a number of unique and exciting media and articulate an understanding of their work in the context of art, its history, society and culture. The Department of Art and Art History offers degrees in the following:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art Education (Teacher Certification)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History

Students are constantly challenged to think in experimental and creative as well as disciplined and established ways as they take their places in a changing and increasingly complex world. They may choose among such varied options as: teaching, visual communication (graphic design), studio art, photography, curatorial studies, art historical research, film production, or a variety of Web-based or online content creation.

The Gallery at UT Arlington is an exceptionally valuable resource for students in the department. It presents a full program of major exhibitions in its 4,900-square-foot gallery, including lectures, symposia, screenings and publications.

Situated in the center of two major metropolitan cities, each supporting a nationally significant cultural community, the Department of Art and Art History extends and enhances its programs through co-sponsorship of projects with area museums, off-campus courses and student internships. This unique blend of resources and programs gives graduates of the department a distinctive point of view and better prepares them to make the transition into a challenging professional world.

Facilities

The Department of Art & Art History studios and classrooms are located in two facilities:

The Fine Arts Building at 502 S. Cooper Street houses Art History, Film/Video, Photography, Visual Communication, Animation, Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design as well as the Digital Design foundation classes. Also included are Departmental Offices, The Gallery at UT Arlington and the Visual Resources Commons.

The Studio Arts Center at 810 S. Davis Street houses the following studios: Clay, Glass, Painting, Printmaking, Neon and Sculpture. It is also the site of Gallery West, a student-run exhibition space.

Student Concentration Portfolio Review

The student concentration portfolio review is a method of assessing art student's progress and their preparedness to enter advanced classes in the B.F.A. program. The review will be able to recommend either acceptance into the B.F.A./B.A. programs (a pre-professional program) or placement into the B.A. degree (a more general program).

Transfer and new students would be allowed to register for the B.F.A./B.A. as "Art intended." Those students designated as "Art" would be scheduled by the Art Advising Office into a set calendar of entrance reviews, by panels of appropriate faculty members.

As 21 and 36 studio class hours are achieved, each potential B.F.A./B.A. student will be reviewed by appropriate faculty (not by a standing committee). At 21 hours, the review would have the purpose of "entrance" into the B.F.A./B.A. programs.

For more information concerning the student concentration portfolio review, visit here or contact the Art and Art History advisor.

Computer and Oral Competency

Students majoring in Art or Art History are required to demonstrate computer use and oral communication competency.

Computer use proficiency can be demonstrated by completion of:

  • ART 2304 DIGITAL MEDIA (Required for Studio majors)
  • ART 2300 METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF ART HISTORY (Required for Art History majors)
  • or by completion of the University administered computer competency exam.

Oral communication competency can be demonstrated by completion of:

  • ART 2300 METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF ART HISTORY (Required for Art History majors)
  • ART 4100 SENIOR EXHIBITION (Required for Studio, Art Education1, and Art History1 majors) or ART 4201 PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION (Required for BA Studio majors)
  • COMS 1301 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, COMS 2305 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION, , or COMS 3315 COMMUNICATION FOR EDUCATORS.

1 Art Education and Art History majors will select a specific section, with the assistance of advisors, of ART 4100 for Senior Lecture and Senior Research Presentation.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

Areas of study for the BFA degree include:

  • Design: Visual Communication (Graphic Design, Web Design, App Design, Game Design, and Illustration)
  • Film and Video (Filmmaking, Animation-2D/3D, and Screenwriting)
  • 3D Studio (Sculpture, Clay, Glass, and Intermedia)
  • 2D Studio (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Intermedia)
  • Art Education (see the CERTIFICATE, Art Education (Teacher Certification) section for additional requirements and information)

For additional details, please review the Art and Art History Department's website: http://www.uta.edu/art/index.php/advising/degree_plans/

The B.F.A. degree program offers intensive pre-professional preparation in the field of studio art. This program is designed for those aspiring to work in their field of interest as professionals or to enter graduate school upon completion of the degree. In addition to fulfilling University and the College of Liberal Arts requirements, students planning to graduate with a B.F.A. in Art degree must complete the following art foundational and major requirements:

Art Foundations
ART 1305TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
ART 1306THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
ART 1307DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS3
ART 2304DIGITAL MEDIA3
Select two of the following: Consult with an advisor regarding satisfying Core requirements.6
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: GREECE THROUGH RENAISSANCE
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD II: BAROQUE TO MODERN
THE ART OF NONWESTERN TRADITIONS
Select one course in each of the following areas:9
2-D Studio
3-D Studio
Media Studio
Total Hours27
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA within the major.
  • Complete 8 credit hours of Modern/Classical Language, in a single language.
  • Complete 27 credit hours of Art Foundation courses.
  • Complete 6 credit hours of advanced Art History courses.
  • Complete 6 credit hours of required Art electives, per accreditation standards, to be discussed with an advisor in support of student's interest.
  • Complete 39 credit hours of advanced studio, that includes ART 4100 SENIOR EXHIBITION and ART 4200 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES--or ART 4356 PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION for Visual Communications majors--to complete the Art Concentration requirements.
  • Total B.F.A. degree required credit hours to total at least 124. (Art Teaching Certification will require additional credit hours. This may total at least 133 credit hours.)

Bachelor of Arts in Art

Areas of study for the BA degree include:

  • Design: Visual Communication (Graphic Design, Web Design, App Design, Game Design, and Illustration)
  • Film and Video (Filmmaking, Animation-2D/3D, and Screenwriting)
  • 3D Studio (Sculpture, Clay, Glass, and Intermedia)
  • 2D Studio (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Intermedia)
  • Art History (see Bachelor of Arts in Art History section below)

For additional details, please review the Art and Art History Department's website: http://www.uta.edu/art/index.php/advising/degree_plans/

The B.A. program in Art is of a more general nature, and is more suited to those whose current academic interests and/or prior work are directed toward a broad overview of art and its relationship to other disciplines. In addition to fulfilling University and the College of Liberal Arts requirements, students planning to graduate with a B.A. degree in Art must complete the following art foundational and major requirements:

Art Foundations
ART 1305TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
ART 1306THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
ART 1307DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS3
ART 2304DIGITAL MEDIA3
Select two of the following: Consult with an advisor regarding satisfying Core requirements.6
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: GREECE THROUGH RENAISSANCE
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD II: BAROQUE TO MODERN
THE ART OF NONWESTERN TRADITIONS
Select one course in each of the following areas:9
2-D Studio
3-D Studio
Media Studio
Total Hours27
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA within the major.
  • Complete 14 credit hours of Modern/Classical Language, in a single language.
  • Complete 27 credit hours of Art Foundation area courses.
  • Complete 6 credit hours of advanced Art History courses.
  • Complete 3 credit hours of a required Art elective, per accreditation standards, to be discussed with an advisor in support of student's interest.
  • Complete at least 14 credit hours of advanced studio courses, that includes a portfolio presentation (ART 4201 PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION, 2 credits) to fulfill Art Concentration requirements.
  • Complete 18 credit hours of coursework to earn the Minor in a non-studio or studio subject area.
  • Total B.A. degree required credit hours to total at least 120.

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

The B.A. program in Art History emphasizes historical research, preparing students for graduate work in art history or museum studies.

In addition to fulfilling University and the College of Liberal Arts requirements, students planning to graduate with a B.A. in Art History must also fulfill the following requirements:

Art History Foundations
Select two of the following: Consult with an advisor regarding satisfying Core requirements.6
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: GREECE THROUGH RENAISSANCE
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD II: BAROQUE TO MODERN
THE ART OF NONWESTERN TRADITIONS
Required:
ART 2300METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF ART HISTORY3
Total Hours9
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA within the major.
  • Complete 14 credit hours of Modern/Classical Language, in a single language.
  • Complete 9 credit hours in Art History Foundation courses.
  • Complete 30 credit hours in Advanced Art History and 1 credit hour Senior Research Presentation.
  • Art History majors are required to complete at least one Art History course in a Non-Western Art History area.
  • Complete 18 credit hours of coursework to earn a Minor in a studio or non-art history academic area.
  • Complete 3 credit hours in studio art.
  • Complete 3 credit hours of a required Art elective, per accreditation standards, to be discussed with an advisor in support of student's interest.
  • Electives to satisfy total degree credits.
  • Total B.A. degree required credit hours to total at least 120.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art

Areas of study for the BFA degree include:

  • Design: Visual Communication (Graphic Design, Web Design, App Design, Game Design, and Illustration)
  • Film and Video (Filmmaking, Animation-2D/3D, and Screenwriting)
  • 3D Studio (Sculpture, Clay, Glass, and Intermedia)
  • 2D Studio (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Intermedia)
  • Art Education (see the CERTIFICATE, Art Education (Teacher Certification) section for additional requirements and information)

For additional details, please review the Art and Art History Department's website: http://www.uta.edu/art/index.php/advising/degree_plans/

Students who are interested in a B.F.A. in Art can choose from diverse studio concentrations incorporating fine arts and/or media arts components. Both expand aesthetic awareness and develop personal expression in clay, drawing, glass, metals, painting, printmaking and sculpture in addition to technology-related emphases exploring concerns related to contemporary applications in visual communication, photography and film/video.

Regardless of which emphasis is selected, students are required to complete the Art Foundation requirements prior to beginning work in the concentration.

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
Recommended Core Requirements - Please see Degree Program Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I Required for Degree Program
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II Required for Degree Program
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Program Requirements - College of Liberal Arts Required Courses
Modern/Classical Languages, in a single language8
Professional Courses
Degree Program Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I (Will also satisfy Core Requirements.)
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II (Will also satisfy Core Requirements.)
ART studio support classes to satisfy accreditation standards. This will be selected with the assistance of the Art Advisor.6
Major
Foundation
ART 1305TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
ART 1306THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
ART 1307DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS3
ART 2304DIGITAL MEDIA3
Select two of the following: Consult with an advisor regarding satisfying Core requirements.6
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: GREECE THROUGH RENAISSANCE
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD II: BAROQUE TO MODERN
THE ART OF NONWESTERN TRADITIONS
Upper-level 2-D courses (2000-4000 level)3
Upper-level 3-D courses (2000-4000 level)3
Media courses (film/video, visual communication, photography) (2000-4000 level)3
Advanced Art History
Select two courses from two of the following groups:6
Group I (Ancient to Medieval):
ART OF ANTIQUITY
JAPANESE ART & ARCHITECTURE
BYZANTINE AND MEDIEVAL ART
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN & NEAR EASTERN ART
ART & ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA
ART OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS
CHINESE ART & ARCHITECTURE
Group II (Medieval to Modern):
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE
HIGH RENAISSANCE
FILM AS ART
NEO-CLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
BACKGROUNDS OF MODERN ART
IMPRESSIONISM
ART & ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA
CHINESE ART & ARCHITECTURE
STUDIES IN THE BAROQUE
BRITISH ART
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
ART AND GENDER
MID-RENAISSANCE
TOPICS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY ART.
18TH CENTURY ART
Group III (Modern):
FILM AS ART
AMERICAN ART
BACKGROUNDS OF MODERN ART
MODERN ART
IMPRESSIONISM
BRITISH ART
CONTEMPORARY ART
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
HISTORY AND AESTHETICS OF THE VIDEO IMAGE
ART AND GENDER
MUSEUM PRACTICE
TOPICS IN FILM STUDY
TOPICS IN 20TH CENTURY ART
ASPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The following courses will have varied topics. Group placement will be determined by that topic:
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ASIAN ART
ART AND ISLAM
SPECIAL STUDIES IN ART HISTORY
Art Concentration 39
At least 36 hours must be advanced courses (3000/4000 level) within the specific concentration area as approved by faculty, to include:
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION
ART 4356 is Required for Visual Communication majors.
SENIOR EXHIBITION

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art

Areas of study for the BA degree include:

  • Design: Visual Communication (Graphic Design, Web Design, App Design, Game Design, and Illustration)
  • Film and Video (Filmmaking, Animation-2D/3D, and Screenwriting)
  • 3D Studio (Sculpture, Clay, Glass, and Intermedia)
  • 2D Studio (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Intermedia)
  • Art History (see Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History section below)

For additional details, please review the Art and Art History Department's website: http://www.uta.edu/art/index.php/advising/degree_plans/

Students who are interested in a B.A. in art can choose from diverse studio concentrations incorporating fine arts and/or media arts components. Both expand aesthetic awareness and develop personal expression in clay, drawing, glass, metals, painting, printmaking, and sculpture in addition to technology-related emphases exploring concerns related to contemporary applications in visual communication, photography, and film/video.

Regardless of which emphasis is selected, students are required to complete the Art Foundation requirements prior to beginning work in the concentration.

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
Recommended Core Requirements - Please see Degree Program Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I Required for Degree Program
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II Required for Degree Program
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Program Requirements - College of Liberal Arts Required Courses
Modern/Classical Languages, in a single language14
Professional Courses
Degree Program Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I (Will also satisfy Core Requirements.)
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II (Will also satisfy Core Requirements.)
3 credit hours of ART studio support course to satisfy accreditation standards. This will be selected with the assistance of the Art Advisor.3
Major
Foundation
ART 1305TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
ART 1306THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
ART 1307DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS3
ART 2304DIGITAL MEDIA3
Select two of the following: Consult with an advisor regarding satisfying Core requirements.6
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: GREECE THROUGH RENAISSANCE
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD II: BAROQUE TO MODERN
THE ART OF NONWESTERN TRADITIONS
Upper-level 2-D courses (2000-4000 level)3
Upper-level 3-D courses (2000-4000 level)3
Media courses (film/video, visual communication, photography) (2000-4000 level)3
Advanced Art History
Select two courses from two of the following groups:6
Group I (Ancient to Medieval):
ART OF ANTIQUITY
JAPANESE ART & ARCHITECTURE
BYZANTINE AND MEDIEVAL ART
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN & NEAR EASTERN ART
ART & ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA
ART OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS
CHINESE ART & ARCHITECTURE
Group II (Medieval to Modern):
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE
HIGH RENAISSANCE
FILM AS ART
NEO-CLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
BACKGROUNDS OF MODERN ART
IMPRESSIONISM
ART & ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA
CHINESE ART & ARCHITECTURE
STUDIES IN THE BAROQUE
BRITISH ART
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
ART AND GENDER
MID-RENAISSANCE
TOPICS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY ART.
18TH CENTURY ART
Group III (Modern):
FILM AS ART
AMERICAN ART
BACKGROUNDS OF MODERN ART
MODERN ART
IMPRESSIONISM
BRITISH ART
CONTEMPORARY ART
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
HISTORY AND AESTHETICS OF THE VIDEO IMAGE
ART AND GENDER
MUSEUM PRACTICE
TOPICS IN FILM STUDY
TOPICS IN 20TH CENTURY ART
ASPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The following courses will have varied topics. Group placement will be determined by that topic:
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ASIAN ART
ART AND ISLAM
SPECIAL STUDIES IN ART HISTORY
Art Concentration
Advanced courses (3000/4000 level), to include ART 4201.14
Minor
18 hours, with at least six hours at 3000/4000 level Additional 3000/4000 level may be suggested to meet total advanced requirements18

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History

The B.A. in Art History is intended to provide a strong academic preparation for scholarly research and further study at the graduate level. In this degree program, the 18-hour minor requirement may be in studio art. Other suggested fields for the minor are history, literature, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, and modern languages. Students seeking the B.A. degree in art history must complete all the requirements established by the College of Liberal Arts for the B.A. degree and an additional three hours of a 3000/4000-level history course.

Students are advised to complete the foundation requirements (the two-part survey and ART 2300) before beginning work in 3000/4000-level art historical courses. Students are required to take at least one course in each of the three groups: Ancient to Medieval (Group I), Medieval to Modern (Group II), and Modern (Group III). Art History majors are required to complete at least one Art History course in a Non-Western Art History area. One course in a studio medium is required. An additional Art supportive elective course is also required to satisfy accreditation standards. Art history majors may take an additional studio course in their 30 hours of 3000/4000-level art historical studies, upon faculty approval. Students have a 1 credit hour open elective option to satisfy overall degree credits.

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
Recommended Core Requirements - Please see Degree Program Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I Required for Degree Program
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II Required for Degree Program
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
Program Requirments - College of Liberal Arts Required Courses
Modern/Classical Languages, in a single language14
Advanced History course3
Elective sufficient to complete the total number of hours required for the degree1
Professional Courses
Degree Program Requirements
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I (Will also satisfy Core requirement.)3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II (Will also satisfy Core requirement.)3
Three hours of ART support course to satisfy accreditation standards. This will be selected with the assistance of the Art Advisor.3
Major
Art History majors are required to complete at least one Art History course in a Non-Western Art History area.
Select two of the following: Consult with an advisor regarding satisfying Core requirements.6
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD I: GREECE THROUGH RENAISSANCE
ART OF THE WESTERN WORLD II: BAROQUE TO MODERN
THE ART OF NONWESTERN TRADITIONS
Required:
ART 2300METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF ART HISTORY3
Studio Art course3
ART 4100 Senior Research Presentation Class1
Advanced art history, with at least one course chosen from each of the following three groups: 130
Group I (Ancient to Medieval):
ART OF ANTIQUITY
JAPANESE ART & ARCHITECTURE
BYZANTINE AND MEDIEVAL ART
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN & NEAR EASTERN ART
ART & ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA
ART OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS
CHINESE ART & ARCHITECTURE
Group II (Medieval to Modern):
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE
HIGH RENAISSANCE
FILM AS ART
NEO-CLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
BACKGROUNDS OF MODERN ART
IMPRESSIONISM
ART & ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA
CHINESE ART & ARCHITECTURE
STUDIES IN THE BAROQUE
BRITISH ART
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
ART AND GENDER
MID-RENAISSANCE
TOPICS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY ART.
18TH CENTURY ART
Group III (Modern):
FILM AS ART
AMERICAN ART
BACKGROUNDS OF MODERN ART
MODERN ART
IMPRESSIONISM
BRITISH ART
CONTEMPORARY ART
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
HISTORY AND AESTHETICS OF THE VIDEO IMAGE
ART AND GENDER
MUSEUM PRACTICE
TOPICS IN FILM STUDY
TOPICS IN 20TH CENTURY ART
ASPECTS OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The following courses will have varied topics. Group placement will be determined by that topic:
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ASIAN ART
ART AND ISLAM
SPECIAL STUDIES IN ART HISTORY
Minor
18 hours, with at least six hours at 3000/4000 level18
1
An additional three hours of studio work may be included in these 30 advanced hours with the approval of Art History faculty.

Computer and Oral Competency

Students majoring in Art or Art History are required to demonstrate computer use and oral communication competency.

Computer use proficiency can be demonstrated by completion of:

  • ART 2304 DIGITAL MEDIA (Required for Studio majors)
  • ART 2300 METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF ART HISTORY (Required for Art History majors)
  • or by completion of the University administered computer competency exam.

Oral communication competency can be demonstrated by completion of:

  • ART 2300 METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF ART HISTORY (Required for Art History majors)
  • ART 4100 SENIOR EXHIBITION (Required for Studio, Art Education2, and Art History2 majors) or ART 4201 PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION (Required for BA Studio majors)
  • COMS 1301 FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, COMS 2305 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION, or COMS 3315 COMMUNICATION FOR EDUCATORS.

2Art Education and Art History majors will select a specific section, with the assistance of advisors, of ART 4100 for Senior Lecture and Research Presentation.  

Minor in Art

The student's major department must approve any minor. Students will need to complete the University Minor Approval form, signed by their major advisor as well as other applicable applications and documents required of the department offering the minor. 

Students interested in Art as a minor must consult the Art and Art History department's Minor page to determine the selection of an approved sequence of courses per eligible minor. Students will also need to reference the Art Wait List policy for Non-Art majors regarding enrollment processes.

Minors in Art and Art History typically require at least 18 semester hours in Art coursework relevant to the minor, including six to nine semester hours of advanced work (may be subject to change per minor). 

Currently, the Art and Art History Department offers the following minors:

  • Applied Design & Technology
    • ​Animation
    • Game Development
    • Illustration
  • Art (General)
  • Art History
  • Photography

Additional information, to include course listings, may be found at http://www.uta.edu/art/index.php/undergrad/art_minors/

Art Education (Teacher Certification)

Texas Teacher Certification in Art entails completion of 133 credit hours earned within the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Education academic programs. It entails earning the B.F.A. degree in Art in addition to 15 hours of College of Education coursework that are required to fulfill minimum certification guidelines in Texas. Students earning the B.F.A. within this program are required to complete B.F.A. standard courses as well as:

ART 3322INTRODUCTION TO ART EDUCATION (Lecture)3
ART 3323PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTING ART CURRICULA (Lecture/Studio)3
ART 3359APPLYING AND TEACHING ART CURRICULA (Lecture/Studio)3
ART 4365TECHNOLOGY IN ART EDUCATION (Lecture/Studio)3
Total Hours12
EDML 4300PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
EDUC 4352TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS3
LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
EDUC 4647CLINICAL TEACHING IN SECONDARY AND EC-126
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA within the Art major.
  • As of Fall 2017, the College of Education will require a minimum GPA, not less than 2.75, for any applicant that leads to a cohort average of 3.0 or higher. A student's cumulative or last 60 credit hours GPA must meet or exceed 2.75 that leads to a cohort average of 3.0 or higher. This is a cumulative GPA that includes grades earned at both UTA and other institutions of higher education.
  • As of January 1, 2017, the College of Education will use the TSI status for program admission. A status of "TSI complete" replaces the previous THEA requirement. Eligible students ready to begin coursework within the College of Education will need to contact an education advisor to review eligibility and the application process. A TEAL account must be created at that time. 
  • Submit official transcripts for credit hours earned at ALL colleges attended prior to enrollment at UT Arlington.
  • Have maintained a sufficient overall GPA at previous colleges to be considered for admission to the College of Education Teaching Program. Acceptance into the college may be delayed if the student's overall GPA does not meet the minimum GPA required by the College.
  • Must complete 12 credit hours of art methods courses and a Senior Presentation class1 within the Art major.
  • Must complete 15 credit hours of certification coursework within the College of Education.

Art majors are encouraged to contact the College of Education regarding applying to the Teacher Education Program after one full semester of coursework has been completed at this university.

1

Graduating Art Education students will be required to give a lecture open to the public based on experiences within their concentration (K-12 Education). This lecture will be structured around the student's teaching philosophy, curriculum management issues from their internship, an overview of undergraduate Art Education classroom projects and residency material, as well as examples of the student's personal portfolio.

Art Education students will still have the option to exhibit work by petitioning the media areas for faculty review in the 4100 B.F.A. exhibition during their graduating term under the same terms and conditions as established for other Studio Concentrated majors.

Consult the College of Education Advising Office for information concerning any additional application requirements and/or State of Texas requirements for certification.