Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art

The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The B.A. in Visual Art is a traditional liberal arts undergraduate degree, requiring 24 credit hours in Visual Art beyond the 1st year foundations courses, as opposed to the the more art intensive B.F.A. degree.

Students interested in pursuing a double major may find it easier to pair the B.A. with other undergraduate degrees. After taking the foundations courses, students take their remaining studio courses from the seven Visual Art studio areas: Ceramics, Expanded Media, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Painting/Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles/Fibers, and Photomedia (in the Design Department).

In addition to completing the on-line application to KU Admissions, prospective students must submit a portfolio and responses to three essay questions to the Department of Visual Art in order to complete the application process and be for admission to the major in Visual Art.  

First-Year Preparation

The first year foundations courses for the B.F.A., B.A., and B.A.E. degree include 10 hours of foundations studio, 6 hours of English, and 6 hours of Art History coursework.

ART 101Drawing I3
ART 102Drawing II3
ART 103Art Concepts and Practice3
ART 105Visual Art Seminar1
ENGL 101Composition3
ENGL 102Critical Reading and Writing3
History of Art
HA 150History of Western Art: Ancient Through Medieval3
HA 151History of Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary3