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Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Art

Studio Art Major

  1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described in this chapter in the section "Basic Education Requirements for All Programs except Music Performance."
  2. Additional basic education requirements: Twenty-one semester hours, consisting of
    1. Foreign language: Six semester hours beyond course 507, 508K, or the equivalent in one foreign language.
    2. Social science: Six semester hours chosen from the social sciences listed in the basic education requirements, government, and history.
    3. Humanities: Three semester hours chosen from the following areas: architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), comparative literature, humanities, philosophy, and interdisciplinary fields outside the Department of Art and Art History such as American studies, African and African American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, Mexican American studies, and women's and gender studies. The student is encouraged to choose coursework of a multicultural nature. Courses outside the Department of Art and Art History that are crosslisted with courses in the department may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
    4. Natural sciences and mathematics: Six semester hours chosen from the natural sciences listed in the basic education requirements, mathematics, and computer sciences.
  3. Studio art: Thirty semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 303K, 303L, 304K, 304L, and eighteen additional semester hours of studio art, of which at least twelve hours must be upper-division.
  4. Art history: Twelve semester hours, consisting of Art History 302, 304, and six hours of upper-division coursework in art history.
  5. Electives: Eighteen semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the Department of Art and Art History.

Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above.

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Art History Major

  1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described in this chapter in the section "Basic Education Requirements for All Programs except Music Performance."
  2. Additional basic education requirements: Eighteen semester hours, consisting of
    1. Foreign language: Nine semester hours beyond course 507, 508K, or the equivalent in one foreign language.
    2. Social science: Six semester hours chosen from the social sciences listed in the basic education requirements, government, and history.
    3. Fine arts and humanities: Three semester hours in one of the following areas:
      1. Architecture
      2. Classics, including classical civilization, Greek, Latin (but excluding any courses in Greek or Latin that are used to fulfill the language requirement)
      3. Music
      4. Philosophy
      5. Radio-television-film
      6. Theatre and dance
      7. Programs of special concentration, such as women's and gender studies and Latin American studies
  3. Studio art: Six semester hours, consisting of Studio Art 304K and 304L.
  4. Art history: Thirty-three semester hours, consisting of
    1. Art History 302 and 304.
    2. Fifteen semester hours of upper-division art history distributed among at least four of the following five areas:
      1. Ancient
      2. Medieval
      3. Renaissance and baroque
      4. Modern
      5. Pre-Columbian and native American, Asian, Islamic, Oceanic, African
    3. Art History 375.
    4. Nine additional semester hours of art history.
  5. Electives: Twenty-four semester hours chosen from courses either within or outside the Department of Art and Art History.

Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above.

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Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance

  1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described in this chapter in the section "Basic Education Requirements for All Programs except Music Performance."
  2. Additional basic education requirements: Twelve semester hours, consisting of
    1. Foreign language: Six semester hours beyond course 507, 508K, or the equivalent in one foreign language.
    2. Humanities: Three semester hours chosen from the following areas: architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), comparative literature, humanities, philosophy, and interdisciplinary fields outside the Department of Theatre and Dance such as American studies, African and African American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, Mexican American studies, and women's and gender studies. The student is encouraged to choose coursework of a multicultural nature. Courses outside the Department of Theatre and Dance that are crosslisted with theatre and dance courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
    3. Natural sciences and mathematics: Three semester hours in one of the natural sciences listed in the basic education requirements, mathematics, or computer sciences.
  3. Theatre and dance core: Thirty semester hours, consisting of the following courses: Theatre and Dance 311; three semester hours chosen from 302T, 306, 313C, 152T, 252T, and 352T; three semester hours chosen from 312M, 314C, and 323C; two semesters of 314P; either 317C and 317D or 317M and 317N; two semesters of 324P; and 351S.
          Students considering graduate study should consult their advisers about the most appropriate choice of courses.
  4. Additional courses in theatre and dance: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in the Department of Theatre and Dance, of which at least twelve must be in upper-division courses.
  5. Approved concentration and electives: At least six semester hours of coursework in the approved concentration and electives must be upper-division, and at least nine semester hours must be from outside the Department of Theatre and Dance.
    1. Approved concentration: Twelve semester hours in a concentration of courses within or outside the Department of Theatre and Dance approved by the student's designated adviser.
    2. Electives: Nine semester hours of coursework within or outside the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Total requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above.

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Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Music

Course Requirements

  1. Basic education requirements: At least thirty-nine semester hours as described in this chapter in the section "Basic Education Requirements for All Programs except Music Performance."
  2. Additional basic education requirements: Eighteen semester hours, consisting of
    1. Foreign language: Six semester hours beyond course 507, 508K, or the equivalent in one foreign language.
    2. Social science: Three semester hours chosen from the social sciences listed in the basic education requirements, government, or history.
    3. Natural sciences and mathematics: Three semester hours chosen from the natural sciences listed in the basic education requirements, mathematics, or computer sciences.
    4. Humanities: Three semester hours chosen from the following areas: architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), comparative literature, humanities, philosophy, and interdisciplinary fields outside the School of Music such as American studies, African and African American studies, Asian studies, Latin American studies, or Mexican American studies. The student is encouraged to choose coursework of a multicultural nature. Courses outside the School of Music that are crosslisted with music courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
    5. Fine arts: Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in fine arts chosen from courses outside the School of Music.
  3. Minor: Twelve semester hours of coursework outside the School of Music. The minor must be approved by the coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program and must include at least six hours of upper-division coursework.
  4. Music
    1. Performance: At least four semester hours, consisting of two semesters of principal instrument course 210 and approval of the faculty. Students whose principal instrument is not piano must also complete Music 201N to the satisfaction of the faculty.
    2. Music: Thirty-six semester hours, consisting of Music 605, 612, 313M, 313N, 330L, either 334, 342, or 379K, and twelve additional semester hours, of which at least eight must be upper-division, in a concentration of music courses approved by the coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program.
    3. Music ensemble: Four semester hours of music ensemble courses as explained in "School of Music Special Requirements" in this chapter.
  5. Electives: Five to seven semester hours of electives. At least three hours must be in upper-division coursework outside the School of Music; courses that are crosslisted with music courses may not be counted toward this requirement.

Total course requirements for the degree: 120 semester hours as outlined above, and ensemble as stated in "School of Music Special Requirements."

Advancement to Upper-Division Standing

To advance to upper-division standing in the program, the student must meet the following requirements.

  1. Upper-division standing at the University.
  2. A grade point average of at least 2.50 for all coursework taken in residence at the University.
  3. Completion of the following courses or their equivalents with a grade point average of at least 2.50: Music 201N, 605A, 605B, 612A, 612B, 313M, and 313N. (Music 201N is required only for students whose principal instrument is not piano.)
  4. Approval of the coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program.

Grade Point Average Requirements

To graduate, the student must have a grade point average of at least 2.50 in all upper-division courses in the School of Music (excluding ensemble) taken in residence at the University.

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