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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.

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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)
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Visual Art Foundations

Foundations Courses
(12 hours)
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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 (ART, CER, EXM, METL, PNTG, PRNT, SCUL, TD, VAE) and Photomedia (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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