Major Code: ARTHVART
BA degree awarded
46 hours to complete
13 courses required
For the Declaration of Major Form, contact the department(s):


46 hours (13 courses total) including:

Six Visual Arts Courses

  • One 100 level course in any of the five disciplines (1-painting and drawing; 2-ceramics; 3-sculpture; 4-photography; 5-film and video)

  • One 200 level course in the same discipline

  • One 300 level course in the same discipline

  • One Contemporary Art Issues Workshop

  • One 100 level course (or higher) in a different Visual Arts discipline

  • ARTVIS 490: Senior Seminar, during which a written thesis and final exhibition of works of art (or screening in the case of video) would be developed and presented

Seven Art History Courses


  • One survey course (ARTHIST 101 or 102: 4 credit hours each) may be applied to the joint major. NOTE: 102 may be used to fulfill Area 3 below.

  • Two courses must be 300 level or above.

  • Students will take at least one course in any three areas:

    1. Ancient Mediterranean

    2. Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Europe

    3. Modern and Contemporary art and architecture in Europe, the United States, Africa, and the African Diaspora*

    4. Ancient Americas, Africa, Islam, and Asia

*Three courses must be taken from area 3.