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Bachelor of Fine Arts in History of Art

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in History of Art Degree Requirements

A major in the history of art is available to candidates for the B.F.A. degree. This major combines a 30-hour concentration in art history with 18 hours of studio training (beyond the 12 hours of foundation courses). A total of 120 hours is required for the degree, including 45 junior/senior hours (courses numbered 300 or higher). 30 of these 45 junior/senior hours must be taken in residence at the University of Kansas. The B.A. and B.G.S. degrees are offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Requirements for the B.F.A. Degree

Foundations Studies (12 hours)
Major Program Courses (48 hours)
  • *History of art (HA 150, HA 151)
  • *At least 1 course (3 hours) at or above the 200 level must be completed in each of these 5 categories:
    1. Ancient or medieval art;
    2. Renaissance or baroque art;
    3. Modern art, which includes 19th- and 20th-century art, American art, and history of photography;
    4. East Asian;
    5. Non-Western (East Asian or African).
    In other words, students must take 15 hours in these 5 categories with the remaining 9 hours of art history as electives.
  • Electives in art and design (18)
Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses (42 hours)

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