Art (Major / Minor)

Declaration in or before Summer 2009

Art Department, Tyler School of Art
Art Major (Digital Media Concentration) / Minor in Art

A lifelong respect for and understanding of art can only be cultivated where an art program for art majors and foundational courses for liberal arts students coexist. The curriculum offers an integrated system for students to acquire skills that are related to art, either as a part of the college experience or in preparation for their future art endeavors. It is designed to do two essential things: to further their critical points of view for aesthetic decision making and to develop their analytical skills from the perspective of understanding the historical point of view of each media.

The major includes the following components: Foundation in Art, Digital Photography, Digital Graphics, Internet Imaging, and Digital Moving Images and Art History. Offered are the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and a minor in art. A portfolio review is not required for enrollment. Students pursuing other degrees in any college may choose to minor in art. More than half of the enrolled students in studio art courses each semester are majoring in areas other than art.

Bachelor of Arts in Art Major, Digital Media Concentration Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Tyler School of Art may be conferred upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 overall and the major. A minimum of 123 credit hours will be earned in the following three requirement categories.

  • Core Requirements
  • Major Requirements
  • Electives

To major in art, following requirements must be successfully completed.

  • The art major core (12 credit hours):
    • Art 1101 (Formerly C079), Introduction to Visual Language: Painting
    • Art 1201 (Formerly C089), Introduction to Visual Language: 3-D Design
    • Art 1401 (Formerly C069), Introduction to Visual Language: Drawing
    • Art 1501 (Formerly C059), Introduction to Visual Language: Design
  • Five digital studio electives (15 credit hours):
    Sample Courses
    • Art 2601 (Formerly 0160/1601), Computer Imaging
    • Art 2602 (Formerly 0161), Intermediate Computer Imaging
    • Art 2605 (Formerly 0165/1605), Internet Imaging
    • Art 2612 (Formerly 0189), Moving Image & Motion Graphics
    • Art 2811 (Formerly 0188/1811), Art Photography/Digital
    • Art 2812 (Formerly 0189), Intermediate Art Photography/Digital
  • One printmaking elective (three credit hours)
  • Two non-digital media studio art electives (six credit hours)
  • Two studio art electives (six credit hours)
  • One capstone seminar for digital media (three credit hours):
    • Art 4796 (Formerly W192), Art Seminar
  • Three Art History electives (9 - 10 credit hours)
    • Two art history core courses from below:
      • Art History 1155 (C055), Art Heritage Western World I
      • Art History 1156 (C056), Art Heritage Western World II
      • Art History 1801 (C052), Arts of Asia
    • One additional upper-level art history elective
  • Five upper-level electives in the College of Liberal Arts (15 credit hours)

To receive transfer credit for studio credits taken at other institutions, a student must present a portfolio for each course. An evaluation will determine whether equivalent, elective, or no credit is to be awarded. The department will accept a maximum of 24 semester hours of transfer studio credits toward the major.

Art Minor Requirements

To minor in art, a minimum of seven courses must be successfully completed.

  • Art 1101 (Formerly C079), Introduction to Visual Language: Painting
  • Art 1401 (Formerly C069), Introduction to Visual Language: Drawing
  • Art 1501 (Formerly C059), Introduction to Visual Language: Design
  • One Art History elective (Art History 1155/1156/1801 or upper-level)
  • One from the following:
    • Art 2301 (Formerly 0131/1301), Relief Printmaking
    • Art 2601 (Formerly 0160/1601), Computer Imaging
    • Art 2811 (Formerly 0188/1811), Art Photography/Digital
  • Two additional studio art electives