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. To complete the minimum 120 hours required for this degree program, 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 FTIC 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 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 (TCCN ENGL 1301))3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 (TCCN ENGL 1302))3
ART 1301 (TCCN ARTS 1311)3ART 1303 (TCCN ARTS 2348)3
ARTS 1301 or 1303 (TCCN ARTS 1316 or ARTS 2356)3ARTS 1302 or 1304 (TCCN ARTS 1312)3
ARTH 23013Modern Language 14104
US 11001 
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3 
 16 13
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327, or 2328]3ARTH 2302 (TCCN ARTS 1303)3
Modern Language 14204Mathematics Component Code 0203
Minor3PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
2D Beginning Studio13American History Component Code 0603
3D Beginning Studio23Minor3
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ARTH 33013Modern Language 23203
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Upper-level ARTH, ARTS or ATT Art Elective4,53
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3American History Component Code 0603
Creative Arts Component Code 050 (TCCN HUMA 1315)33Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Modern Language 23103Minor3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ARTH 33073Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
Upper-level ARTH, ARTS or ARTT Art Elective4,53Upper-level ARTH, ARTS or ARTT Art Elective 4,53
BA ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327, or 2328]3BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or Life & Physical Science3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3 
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

It is recommended that Studio Art majors take the Dance (DAN 2313), Music (MU 2113), or Theater (TH 2113) versions of this course.


Choose three 3000-level or 4000-level ARTH, ARTS, or ARTT courses which are not otherwise required in the major.

Course Options in the Major 1 2
Choose 1 course in 2D Beginning Studio from the following:
ARTS 2301Beginning Expanded Media3
ARTS 2321Beginning Drawing3
ARTS 2351Beginning Painting3
ARTS 2371Beginning Printmaking3
Choose 1 course in 3D Beginning Studio from the following:
ARTS 2311Beginning Ceramics3
ARTS 2341Beginning Metals3
ARTS 2381Beginning Sculpture3
Upper-level ARTS Electives
ARTS 3302Intermediate Expanded Media3
ARTS 3312Intermediate Ceramics3
ARTS 3322Intermediate Drawing3
ARTS 3342Intermediate Metals3
ARTS 3352Intermediate Painting3
ARTS 3372Intermediate Printmaking3
ARTS 3382Intermediate Sculpture3
ARTS 3304Advanced Expanded Media *3
ARTS 3314Advanced Ceramics *3
ARTS 3324Advanced Drawing *3
ARTS 3344Advanced Metals *3
ARTS 3354Advanced Painting *3
ARTS 3361Darkroom3
ARTS 3364Introduction to Digital Photography3
ARTS 3365Lighting3
ARTS 3374Advanced Printmaking *3
ARTS 3384Advanced Sculpture *3
ARTS 4305Issues in Expanded Media *3
ARTS 4315Issues in Ceramics *3
ARTS 4325Issues in Drawing *3
ARTS 4345Issues in Metals *3
ARTS 4355Issues in Painting *3
ARTS 4364Advanced Digital Photography3
ARTS 4375Issues in Printmaking *3
ARTS 4385Issues in Sculpture *3
*may be repeated up to three times for credit