Art BA

The BA in Art is a liberal arts degree that provides students with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art and the history that informs it, an understanding of the principles and theories of art and design, and training in techniques in a variety of mediums with an emphasis on personal expression and creativity. The degree requires a minor.

Students seeking to become an art teacher in a public school in the State of Texas follow the degree plan for the BA in Art with a minor in Secondary Education. The choice of this minor allows the student to pursue certification to teach Early Childhood through twelfth grade.

Students who want to teach art in the public schools must complete a minor in Secondary Education in order to receive an all-level Teaching Certification. The minor in Secondary Education requires 24 semester hours of student teaching. Contact the College of Education for more information about Teaching Certification and the minor.

BA Art Curriculum

University Core Curriculum (General Studies)
Total 39 hours
* ARTS 1303 is also a University Core Course (see below)  


Art Foundation Courses
ARTS 1313 Workshop in Art History and Studio (WASH)
9 hour block must be taken the same semester.
3 hours
ARTS 1314 3 hours
ARTS 1315 W 3 hours
ARTS 1316 Drawing 1 3 hours
ARTS 1317 Life Drawing 1 3 hours
ARTS 2313 Foundations in Digital Art 3 hours
Total   18 hours


Art Courses
ARTS 1303 Pre-Renaissance Art History 3 hours
ARTS 3385 Renaissance-Post Modern Art History 3 hours
ARTS 2318 or
ARTS 3320
Beginning Sculpture or Ceramics 3 hours
ARTS 2375 or 3305 Photographic Concepts or Painting 1 3 hours
ARTS xxxx Advanced Art Electives 12 hours
ARTS xxxx Advanced Art History Elective 3 hours
Total   27 hours


Other Courses
Foreign Language 14 hours
Minor 18 hours
Free Electives 4 hours
Total 36 hours


Total Hours 120 hours


Department of Art Catalog  Art Course Descriptions 

Department of Art PO Box 2089, Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 77341-2089 Phone: 936.294.4311

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