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School of the Arts (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences)

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Degree Programs

The degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Fine Arts is granted with concentrations in dance, art, and design.

The degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is granted with majors in film and media studies and theatre.

The degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) is granted with majors in ceramics, dance, expanded media, history of art, metalsmithing/jewelry, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textile design, and theatre design.

The degree of Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) is granted with majors in film and media studies and theatre.

The Bachelor of Art Education (B.A.E.) offers a major in art education.

Requirements for Graduation

Degrees from the School of the Arts are conferred on candidates who have satisfactorily completed 124 to 131 credit hours for the B.A., B.G.S., and B.F.A. degrees, including required subjects. The B.A.E. degree requires additional hours in student teaching, internship, and graduate credit for Kansas licensure and therefore requires a minimum of 145 hours.

45 credit hours must be in junior/senior-level courses, numbered 300 and above. A 2.0 grade-point average, both cumulative and in KU courses, is required for graduation. 4 hours of the total in each case except B.A.E. degrees may be in physical education activity courses. Art appreciation courses are not accepted toward art history requirements for students majoring in any field of art or design. HA 100 and HA 300 are not accepted toward any requirement for students majoring in any field of art or design.

English

9 hours of English composition and literature, consisting of ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and one course from ENGL 203, ENGL 209, ENGL 210, or ENGL 211, are required of all students except B.A.E. students and those whose achievement in placement examinations warrants initial placement in more advanced English courses. Students must enroll continuously in ENGL 101 or ENGL 102, as appropriate, until completed. When the requirement is reduced, students must substitute these hours in liberal arts electives.

Remedial Courses

Remedial courses listed in the catalog and Schedule of Classes are numbered below 100. Such courses include, but are not limited to, ENGL 050 and MATH 002. Such courses do not count toward graduation in the School of the Arts and may not be counted as distribution courses.

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