Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Art

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. A minimum of 120 hours is required in this degree program, including:
    1. US 1100: Check with your Academic Advisor prior to enrolling in this class because it is not required for all students.
      1. Students who are not required to take US 1100 and who do not have credit for open elective hours will need to make up that 1 hour of credit. Only students who are in a PACE Cohort are required to take US 1100.
    2. 42 hours in the General Education Core Curriculum. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for Texas State requirements and options, including Honors courses.
    3. 39 hours in the major.
    4. 36 advanced hours. Students must be aware that advanced open electives will be required if the number of advanced hours from required courses (major, minor, and options in the BA requirements) do not equal a minimum of 36 advanced hours. 
  2. All graduation requirements must be met.
  3. All course requirements must be met.
  4. In addition to the General Education Core Curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires:
    1. 3 additional hours of English literature,
    2. 3 hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, and
    3. 14 hours of a single modern language including two 2000-level courses.
  5. A minor is required and must be selected from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors. Some minors may exceed 24 hours.
  6. Prerequisites for all advanced classes in the Major in Art must be met. Students must be aware that the 2000-level ARTS classes chosen will determine which advanced ARTS classes they are eligible to take.

Course Requirements 

ART 13013
ART 13033
ARTS 1301 or 13033
ARTS 1302 or 13043
Select one 2D Studio Art class from the following:3
ARTS 2301 (May count as a 2D Studio Art class or as a 3D Studio Art class. Will be used to meet one course requirement only. )
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
Modern Language 14104
US 11001
Select one 3D Studio Art class from the following:3
ARTH 23013
ARTH 23023
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
Modern Language 14204
American History Component Code 0603
ARTH 33013
ART Advanced Electives3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
American History Component Code 0603
Modern Language 23103
Modern Language 23203
ARTH 33073
ART Advanced Electives6
BA ENG Literature3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or Life & Physical Science3
Total Hours: 120
ART Advanced Electives
Choose 3, 3000-level or 4000-level ARTH, ARTS, or ARTT courses which are not otherwise required in the major.