Bachelor of Arts Degree
The Department of Art and Art History offers programs of study for those students wanting to pursue careers as professional artists as well as those seeking professions in the field of art. The curriculum and mode of operation within the Department of Art and Art History resemble a professional art school, with a broad-based liberal arts education. Students may select an emphasis in studio art, general art or art history.
The prospective major in art should be aware of marked differences in degree programs.
Students interested in careers in the art fields of community art education, K-12 art education, art therapy or gallery assistant should consider the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. Students interested in curatorial, museum, gallery or collection management should consider the Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in art history.
The significant differences between the B.A. in Art and the B.F.A. degree are fewer studio art hours and art history hours, and the requirement of a minor. The B.A. in Art with a concentration in art history includes a 12-hour foreign language requirement, courses focused on art history, and a minor requirement. Students wanting to continue graduate studies in art history after completing their undergraduate degree should select the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a concentration in art history. Students should consult an art history advisor if considering the in Bachelor of Arts in Art.
Students are encouraged to participate in the many activities organized by the Department of Art and Art History including: the Studio Art & History of Art Association (SAHAA) student organization, Visiting Artists & Scholars Program, Exhibitions Program, Museum Internship Program, Travel Study, and the annual Professional Practices Symposium.
Students should consult an art advisor in their first semester at UT Tyler to plan a course of study in art. A degree plan must be completed in consultation with an art advisor during the students first semester at UT Tyler. The Department of Art and Art History should be consulted to find out which advisor has been assigned to the student.
- BA in Art Degree Plan & Suggested 4-Year Course Sequence
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Recommended degree plans are offered only as a general guideline. Since there are several options within both the B.F.A. and B.A. degrees in art, art majors should consult an art advisor.