Curriculum Requirements

Foundation Courses
ART 101Introduction to Drawing I3
ART 104Intro to 3D Design3
ART 109Introduction to Electronic Media3
Art History Courses
ARH 131Survey of Western Art I3
ARH 132Survey of Western Art II3
ARH 343Modern Art3
or ARH 344 Contemporary Art
Studio Art Courses
Select six Studio courses from the following areas:18
Drawing
Painting
Sculpture
Printmaking
Graphic Design/Multimedia
Photography/Digital Imaging
Ceramics/Glass
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 113Finite Mathematics 13
UMX 100The University of Miami Experience0
People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate9
Foreign Language Requirement9
Minor - Non Art15
Electives and/or Writing Courses33
Total Credit Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
ART 101 Introduction to Drawing I 3
ARH 131 Survey of Western Art I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ART 109 Introduction to Electronic Media 3
ARH 132 Survey of Western Art II 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
Elective 3
Elective or Writing Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Two
Fall
ART 104 Intro to 3D Design 3
ART - Studio Elective 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Minor Course - Non Art 3
Elective or Writing Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ART - Studio Elective 3
ARH 343 or 344 Modern Art
or Contemporary Art
3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Minor Course - Non Art 3
Elective or Writing Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
ART - Studio Elective 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Minor Course - Non Art 3
Foreign Language Course 3
Elective or Writing Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ART - Studio Elective 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Minor Course - Non Art 3
Foreign Language Course 3
Elective or Writing Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
ART - Studio Elective 3
People and Society Cognate Course 3
Minor Course - Non Art 3
Foreign Language Course 3
Elective or Writing Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ART - Studio Elective 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120

Mission

The Art Department is dedicated to promoting excellence in the visual arts by encouraging originality, discovery, creativity, and critical inquiry. Students will be exposed to a variety of technical and aesthetic approaches for the making of fine art as well as be educated in the history of western art. The BA program, as opposed to the BFA program, has a strong liberal arts component and the number of credits in the major are such that students can choose to also pursue a second academic major; it's a great degree for students with more than one interest. The BA studio emphasis is to try a variety of media, whereas in the BFA students are tasked with specializing in a primary and secondary studio major.

Goals

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge on the relationship between materials and concepts, apply this knowledge in a variety art media and processes, and be able to problem solve in visual arts.
  • Students will demonstrate proficient written and communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of traditional and contemporary aesthetic positions, and working knowledge of the history of art from the pre-historic period to the present. BA students are required to take the two halves of the Survey plus one elective (usually either Contemporary or Modern Art).