Art and Art History

BA in Studio Art

Degree Requirements | UNCW Course Catalogue

Total: 58 hours

  • ART 101 - Two-Dimensional Design 
  • ART 102 - Three Dimensional Design 
  • ART 103 - Color Theory 
  • ART 111 - Drawing Fundamentals 
  • ART 211 - Beginning Life Drawing 
  • ART 476 - Senior Exhibit 
  • ARH 201 - Ancient Through Medieval Art and Archaeology 
  • ARH 202 - Renaissance Through Early Twentieth Century 
  • ARH 308 - Twentieth Century Art 
  • 6 additional credits in art history at the 300-400 level
  • 27 hours chosen from at least three different studio areas

Computer Requirement:
To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.A. degree in Art a student must successfully complete ART 260, ART 360 or CSC 105 for studio art or ARH 476 for art history.

Oral Communication Requirement:
To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in Art a student must successfully complete an oral defense of their senior exhibit for studio art or ARH 476 or ARH 495 for art history or any other approved oral intensive course (see list here).

Applied Learning Requirement:
To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. degree in Art a student must successfully complete ART 476 for studio art or ARH 476 for art history.

Additional Information:

No more than 3 hours of ARH 491 or 3 hours of ARH 498 may be counted toward the major.

A grade of “C” (2.00) overall average is required for all courses counted toward the major, and no more than one “C-” grade may count.

To complete a double major in studio art and art history, the student must complete ARH 476 and 18 additional hours in art history at the 300-400 level.


Double Major

To complete a double major in art history and studio art, a student must complete ART 101, 102, 111 or 112, 211, and 27 hours chosen from at least three different studio areas.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
SLO 1: Students should be able to communicate effectively about their own work and the work of others, while understanding a historical context, considering processes and concepts behind that work with a critical eye.

SLO 2
: Students will develop competence in art-making techniques and processes, and be proficient in at least one medium.

SLO 3
: Students should be able to work independently, identifying and analyzing problems and working through possible solutions, using practiced art-making processes.