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Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art

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Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art

A Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in visual art. 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.

Graduation Plan

With careful planning and commitment to a full-time course load, you can graduate in 4 years. Download a sample 4-year plan for visual art.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements

A minimum of 67 credit hours in liberal arts and sciences is required.

Liberal Arts Electives
(31 hours)
  • Humanities: Any course designated H (3 courses) (9)
  • Social sciences: Any course designated S (3 courses) (9)
  • Natural sciences/mathematics: Any course designated N (3 courses, to include a laboratory science) (10)
  • Non-Western culture course: A History of Art (HA) course is recommended to fulfill this requirement (3)

Visual Art Foundations

Foundations Courses
(12 hours)

Visual Art Major

Visual Art Major Studies
(36 hours)

(Including a minimum of 15 junior/senior hours in the major, a minimum of 15 major hours in residence, and a minimum 2.0 KU junior/senior grade-point average in the major)

Visual Art Concentration (24 hours). Any Visual Art and PHMD classes.

History of Art (12 hours)

  • HA 150 Western Art History I: Ancient Through Medieval Art (fall only)
  • HA 151 Western Art History II: Renaissance to Contemporary Art (spring only)
  • HA elective (numbered 300 or higher)
  • HA elective (numbered 300 or higher)

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