Department of Art

BFA in Graphic Design | BFA in Art-Photography | BFA in Computer Animation | BFA in Studio Art 2D | BFA in Studio Art 3D | BA in Studio Art | Art Minors | Course Descriptions

Interim Chair: Wayne Barrett   (936) 294-1314    

Faculty: Martin Amorous, Jack Barnosky, Kate Borcherding, Chuck Drumm, Rebecca Finley, Michael Henderson, Taehee Kim, Pat Lawler, Edward Morin, Tom Seifert, Tony Shipp, Annie Strader, Anthony Watkins.

Website: www.shsu.edu/art

Throughout human history, artists have found ways to express beauty, emotion, and vision using a variety of media. The Department of Art offers opportunities for creative students to explore and develop proficiencies in many traditional art forms, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and photography. New and innovative art forms are also promoted in the Department of Art. Digital media courses are offered in Graphic Design, Computer Animation, and Photography. Traditional and new media programs are supported by the Art History program that provides concepts in aesthetics and art theory from diverse cultures and time periods.

Mission

The mission of the Sam Houston State University Department of Art is to build a diverse and contemporary program that will promote critical thinking, creative problem solving and aesthetic understanding in both the student body and faculty. The Department of Art promotes creative research through the use of scholarships, community-student related activities and by exhibiting both faculty and student art work in our galleries. Additionally, we provide the University and the community with a variety of visiting artists and lecturers who help sustain a larger artistic vision.

Academic Programs

Highlights

The Department of Art has extensive studio space, modern facilities, and two galleries to support the academic programs. Students in Graphic Design and Computer Animation have access to updated Macintosh and PC Computer laboratories with the industry’s latest software.

Each year visiting artists are brought to campus to lecture and give workshops as well as critiques. Individual studio space is available for advanced BFA candidates and selected students travel with Art Faculty to NYC to enhance their education.


Artists and scholars from around the country are invited to visit the art department every year to give public lectures, conduct workshops, and critique student work. Each year, students have the opportunity to travel to New York with faculty to visit art museums and galleries

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a degree in art will find the following employment opportunities:

  • Many industry or business settings
  • Commercial design firms
  • Self-Employed Artists
  • Teaching Careers
  • Game Development Studios

Suggested Minors

Art students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree can choose a minor based on the student’s goals and career choices. The minors can be selected from most minor degree programs offered by the University. Students are encouraged to contact an advisor when selecting a minor. Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees do not require a minor.  However, BFA students are encouraged to minor in Art History.

Student Organizations

SHSU SIGGRAPH is an organization of students interested in Computer Animation, Computer Generated Imagery, and Interactive Techniques. SIGGRAPH members work together on independent animated projects and games, support one another by sharing techniques and knowledge, travel to visit professional game and animation studios, and have the opportunity to attend the national SIGGRAPH conference in the summer.

The Student Art Association is a student-motivated organization which provides students with the opportunity to create a community environment and form a strong network among their peers. The SAA is dedicated to student development, participating in events, such as member exhibitions, technical/creative workshops, field trips, and promotion of student work.

Internships

Graphic Design students are encouraged to complete a professional internship. Students intern with design and advertising agencies, the print industry, in-house design departments, and publishers.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available from both the department and the University to support a student’s study. All department Scholarships are awarded to full-time Art students only.

Art Department Scholarships
Scholarship Awarded Eligibility Media Process
Art Endowment Spring 3.0 GPA – Full-Time
Student – SO, JR, SR
Professional Attitude

Nomination Only

Charles Pebworth Spring 3.0 GPA ART – SO, JR, SR, 1 full year left of study Sculpture Entry in Juried Show
Clem Otis Spring 2.5 GPA overall, one full year left of study Oil Painting Entry in Juried Show
Edward Geeslin Spring Financial need and character All

Entry in Juried Show

Elkins Lake Kuntz-Nelson Spring 2.5 GPA overall, 3.0 GPA ART, 1 full year left in study Painting

Entry in Juried Show

Emmette Jackson Spring 2.5 overall, Jr., Sr. Photography Entry in show
Hal Fulgham Scholarship Spring 3.0 in Art Photography Nomination
James B & Marilyn C Shepard Spring 2 .5 GPA overall Sculpture Entry in Juried Show
Kenneth Zonker Spring 3.0 in Art All Mediums Juried Show
Madison Wolfe Spring 2.5 Overall Photography Entry in show
Marion St. John Baker Spring 3.0 GPA – Must have 1 full year left of study Three-Dimensional

Entry in Juried Show

Marjorie Leverton Boehme Spring Full-time Student – JR or SR All

Entry in Juried Show

Polley Art Spring ALL Art Student Painting – all based on Fall work Entry in show
Ruth Wynne Thomason Hollinshead Spring 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and be in good standing All

Entry in Juried Show

Stanley E. Lea Spring 3.0 GPA Art-SO, JR, SR Printmaking

Entry in Juried Show

Weldon Hall Jr. Spring for Fall sem. Entering Freshman majoring in Art All

Submit application, portfolio by Feb. 1.

Program Specific Requirements

Lecture classes meet for three clock hours per week for one semester. Combination lecture and studio classes meet for six clock hours per week. Art students should plan to budget their time for at least three clock hours per week of involvement for each semester hour credit. Art majors are encouraged to participate in student exhibitions and other exhibits, programs, and lectures sponsored by the department. Students must supply the necessary materials for their art projects in all studio classes.

Laptop Initiative:

The SHSU Art Department has implemented a laptop requirement for new students beginning Spring 2011.

As of Spring 2011, new students will be required to own a Mac laptop as specified by their chosen program of study.* Existing students are exempt from this policy, though they are encouraged to purchase their own computer and software.

Mac laptops will be considered a required material for WASH students

Curriculum

Required Courses for Art Majors: ART 130 <ARTS 1313>, 131 <1314>, 132W <1315W>, 163 <1316>, 164 <1317>, 260 <1303>, 262 <2313>, 370 <2386>- 24 hrs.

Students will select one of the following degrees and programs:

BFA, Program in Graphic Design:

  • ART 234 <ARTS 2323>, 335 <3322>, 336 <3323>, 365 <3305>, 431 <4331>, 432 <3324>, 434 <4323>, Art History (474W <4388>), 333 <3375>, 267 <2318> or 371 <3320>, 236 <2375>, <3307> or 366 <3310>, <3326>, <3335>, 330 <3353>, <3383>, <4325>, 439 <4333>, (3 hrs. elective- 57 hrs.

BFA, Program in Photography:

  • ART 232 <2365>, 233 <2370>, 236 <2375>, 267 <2318> or <3320>, 334W <3381W>, 365 <3305>, <3307> or 366 <3310>, 337 <3374>, 338 <3368>, 495W <4378>, Art History (474W <4388>, ART <ARTS> (18 hrs. Advanced photo), ART <ARTS> elective (3 hrs. Advanced), 3 hrs. elective - 57 hrs.

BFA, Program in Computer Animation:

  • ART 231 <ARTS 2343>, 234 <2323>, 236 <2375>, 269 <3317>, 331 <2344>, 333, <3375>, 335 <3322>, 365 <3305>, <3307> or <3310>, 267 <2318> or 371 <3320>, 375 <3343>, 376 <3344>, <3353>, 433 <4350>, 473W <3382W>, 490 <4358>, CSTE <1331>, ART <ARTS> (6 hrs. Advanced), - 57 hrs.

BFA, Program in Studio Art 2D:

  • ART 267 <ARTS 2318>, 236 <2375>, 269 <3317>, 365 <3305>, <3307>, 366 <3310>, 371 <3320>, 465 <4305> or 492 <4310>, 294 <4315>, 463 <4316>, <4317>, <4388>, 478 <4389>, Art History or Studio Art (3 hrs. Advanced),
    Art Studio (12 hrs. Advanced: <4316>, <4305>, or <4310>), ART <ARTS> elective (3 hrs. Advanced), 3 hrs. elective - 57 hrs.

BFA, Program in Studio Art 3D:
      ART 267 <ARTS 2318>, 236 <2375>, 269 <3317>, 365 <3305>, <3307>, 366
       <3310>, 371 <3320>, 374 <3325>, 294 <4315>, <4317>, 482 <4318> or
      480 <4320>, <4388>, 478 <4389>, Art History or Art Studio (3 hrs. Advanced),
      Art Studio (12 hrs. Advanced: <3307>, <4318> or <4320>) 3 hrs. elective - 57 hrs.

BA, Program in Art:
    ART 267 <2318> or 371 <3320>, 236 <2375> or 365 <3305>,
    Art History (3 hrs. Advanced), Art Studio (12 hrs. Advanced) - 21 hrs.

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major in Graphic Design
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum    
Component Area I (Communication)
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>
6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Freshman, Junior
Component Area IV (Visual/Performing Arts)1    3 Freshman
Component Area IV (ENG/PHL) 3 Junior
Component Area IV (Cultural Studies) 3 Senior
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164 <HIST 1302> 6 Sophomore
POL 261 <POLS 2301>, 200-level POL <2000-level POLS> 6 Sophomore
Social Sciences 3 Senior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)
KIN 215 <KINE 2115>
1 Freshman
Degree Specific Requirements    
Advanced Art History – ART 370 <ARTS 3385>, Art 474W <ARTS 4388>
3 Junior
Major Core    
Art 130, 131, 132W – W.A.S.H.
<ARTS 1313, 1314, 1315>
9 Freshman
Art 163 <ARTS 1316> 3 Freshman
Art 164 <ARTS 1317> 3 Sophomore
Art 260 <ARTS 1303>1 3 Freshman
Art 262 <ARTS 2313> 3 Freshman
Major    
Art 236 <ARTS 2375> 3 Junior
Art 267 <ARTS 2318> or Art 371 <ARTS 3320> 3 Sophomore
Art 365 <ARTS 3305> 3 Sophomore
Art 366 <ARTS 3310> or <3307> 3 Junior
Art 234 <ARTS 2323>
3
Sophomore
<ARTS 3326>
3
Junior
<ARTS 3335>
3
Junior
Art 330 <ARTS 3553> 3 Senior
Art 333 <ARTS 3375> 3 Junior
<ARTS 3383> 3 Junior
Art 335 <ARTS 3322>
3
Sophomore
Art 336 <ARTS 3323> 3 Junior
Art 431 <ARTS 4331> 3 Junior
Art 432 <ARTS 3324>
3
Senior
Art 434 <ARTS 4323> 3 Senior
<ARTS 4325>
3
Senior
<ARTS 4333> 3 Senior
Electives 3 Sophomore, Junior
Total Hours: 
120
 

Notes:
1
ART 260 <ARTS 1303> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Visual & Performing Arts) & the Major Core.

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major in Art - Photography
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>
6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Freshman, Junior
Component Area IV (Visual/Performing Arts)1 3 Freshman
Component Area IV (ENG/PHL) 3 Junior
Component Area IV (Cultural Studies) 3 Senior
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164 <HIST 1302> 6 Sophomore
POL 261 <POLS 2301>, 200-level POL <2000-level POLS> 6 Sophomore, Junior
Social Sciences 3 Senior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)
KIN 215 <KINE 2115>
1 Freshman
Major Core
ART 130, 131, 132W – W.A.S.H.
ARTS 1313, 1314, 1315
9 Freshman
ART 163 <ARTS 1316> 3 Freshman
ART 164 <ARTS 1317> 3 Sophomore
ART 260 <ARTS 1303>1 Sophomore
ART 262 <ARTS 2313> 3 Freshman
Major
ART 232 <ARTS 2365> 3 Freshman
ART 233 <ARTS 2370> 3 Sophomore
ART 236 <ARTS 2375> 3 Sophomore
ART 267<ARTS 2318> or ART 371 <ARTS 3320> 3 Sophomore
ART 366 <ARTS 3310> or <3307> 3 Junior
ART 365 <ARTS 3305> 3 Sophomore
ART 334W <ARTS 3381> 3 Junior
ART 337 <ARTS 3374> 3 Junior
ART 338 <ARTS 3368> 3 Junior
ART 370 <ARTS 3385> 3 Sophomore
ART 474W <ARTS 4388> 3 Senior
ART 495W <ARTS 4378> 3 Senior
Art Photography Advanced Electives 18 Junior, Senior
Art Advanced Electives 3 Sophomore, Junior
Elective 3 Sophomore, Junior
Total Hours: 
120
 

Notes:
1
ART 260 <ARTS 1303> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Visual & Performing Arts) & the Major Core.

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major in Computer Animation
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>
6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Freshman, Junior
Component Area IV (Visual/Performing Arts)1 3 Freshman
Component Area IV (ENG/PHL) 3 Junior
Component Area IV (Cultural Studies) 3 Senior
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164 <HIST 1302> 6 Sophomore
POL 261 <POLS 2301>, 200-level POL <2000-level POLS> 6 Sophomore, Junior
Social Sciences 3 Senior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)
KIN 215 <KINE 2115>
1 Freshman
Degree Specific Requirements
<CSTE 1331> 3 Senior
Major Core
ART 130, 131, 132W – W.A.S.H.
<ARTS 1313, 1314, 1315>
9 Freshman
ART 163 <ARTS 1316> 3 Freshman
ART 164 <ARTS 1317> 3 Sophomore
ART 260 <ARTS 1303>1 Freshman
ART 262 <ARTS 2313> 3 Freshman
Major
ART 231 <ARTS 2343> 3 Sophomore
ART 234 <ARTS 2323> 3 Freshman
ART 236 <ARTS 2375> 3 Sophomore
ART 267 <ARTS 2318> or ART 371 <ARTS 3320> 3 Freshman
ART 366 <ARTS 3310> or <3307> 3 Junior
ART 269 <ARTS 3317> 3 Junior
ART 330 <ARTS 3353> 3
Senior
ART 331 <ARTS 2344> 3 Sophomore
ART 333 <ARTS 3375> 3 Senior
ART 335 <ARTS 3322> 3 Junior
ART 365 <ARTS 3305> 3 Sophomore
ART 370 <ARTS 3385> 3
Junior
ART 375 <ARTS 3343> 3 Sophomore
ART 376 <ARTS 3344> 3 Junior
ART 433 <ARTS 4350> 3 Junior
ART 473 <ARTS 3382> 3 Senior
ART 490 <ARTS 4358> 3 Senior
Advanced ART Electives 6 Senior
Total Hours: 
120
 
Notes:
1ART 260 <ARTS 1303> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Visual & Performing Arts) & the Major Core.

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

<tr >ART 294 <ARTS 4315>

3
Senior
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major in Studio Art 2D Track
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>
6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Freshman, Junior
Component Area IV (Visual/Performing Arts)1 3 Freshman
Component Area IV (ENG/PHL) 3 Junior
Component Area IV (Cultural Studies) 3 Senior
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164 <HIST 1302> 6 Sophomore
POL 261 <POLS 2301>, 200-level POL <2000-level POLS> 6 Sophomore, Junior
Social Sciences 3 Senior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)
KIN 215 <KINE 2115>
1 Freshman
Major Core
ART 130, 131, 132W – W.A.S.H.
<ARTS 1313, 1314, 1315>
9 Freshman
ART 163 <ARTS 1316> 3 Freshman
ART 164 <ARTS 1317> 3 Sophomore
ART 260 <ARTS 1303>1 3 Sophomore
ART 262 <ARTS 2313> 3 Freshman
Major
ART 236 <ARTS 2375> 3 Sophomore
ART 267 <ARTS 2318> 3 Freshman
ART 269 <ARTS 3317> 3 Junior
ART 365 <ARTS 3305> 3 Sophomore
<ARTS 3307>
3
Sophomore
ART 366 <ARTS 3310> 3 Junior
ART 370 <ARTS 3385> 3 Junior
ART 371 <ARTS 3320> 3 Sophomore
ART 463 <ARTS 4316> 3 Junior
<ARTS 4317>
3
Senior
ART 465 <ARTS 4305> or <4310>
3
Senior
ART 474 <ARTS 4388>
3
Junior
ART 478 <ARTS 4389>
3
Senior
ART 480 <ARTS 4320> or ART 482 <4318>
3
Junior
Advanced Art Studio or Art History Electives
3
Junior
Advanced Art Studio Electives
<ARTS 4305>
, <ARTS 4310>, or <ARTS 4316>
12 Junior, Senior
Elective 3 Sophomore, Junior
Total Hours: 
120
 
Notes:

1ART 260 <ARTS 1303> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Visual & Performing Arts) & the Major Core.

                                                                

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major in Studio Art 3D Track
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>
6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Freshman, Senior
Component Area IV (Visual/Performing Arts)1     3 Freshman
Component Area IV (ENG/PHL) 3 Junior
Component Area IV (Cultural Studies) 3 Senior
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164 <HIST 1302> 6 Sophomore, Junior
POL 261 <POLS 2301>, 200-level POL <2000-level POLS> 6 Junior
Social Sciences 3 Senior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)
KIN 215 <KINE 2115>
1 Freshman
Major Core
ART 130, 131, 132W – W.A.S.H.
<ARTS 1313, 1314, 1315>
9 Freshman
ART 163 <ARTS 1316> 3 Freshman
ART 164 <ARTS 1317> 3 Sophomore
ART 260 <ARTS 1303>1 Sophomore
ART 262 <ARTS 2313> 3 Freshman
Major
ART 236 <ARTS 2375>
3
Sophomore
ART 267 <ARTS 2318> 3 Freshman
ART 269 <ARTS 3317>
3
Junior
ART 294 <ARTS 4315>
3
Senior
ART 365 <ARTS 3305> 3 Sophomore
<ARTS 3307>
3
Sophomore
ART 366 <ARTS 3310>
3
Junior
ART 370 <ARTS 3385> 3 Junior
ART 371 <ARTS 3320>
3
Sophomore
ART 374 <ARTS 3325>
3
Junior
ART 463 <ARTS 4316>
3
Junior
<ARTS 4317>
3
Senior
ART 474 <ARTS 4388>
3
Junior
ART 478 <ARTS 4389>
3
Senior
ART 480 <ARTS 4320>, or ART 482 <ARTS 4318>
3
Junior
Advanced Art Studio <ARTS 3307, 4318 or 4320>
12
Junior, Senior
Advanced Arts Studio Electives or Art History 3 Sophomore, Junior
Total Hours: 
120
 
Notes:
1ART 260 <ARTS 1303> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Visual & Performing Arts) & the Major Core. Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement.

 

At least one Science course should be completed in first semester of second year prior to taking 300 <3000>- and 400 <4000>-level courses.

The BFA review is the Department of Art’s process of review and evaluation before admitting students into any of the Department’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs.


Upon completion of the 6 foundation art classes [WASH (or <ARTS 1313>, <1314>, <1315>), Drawing 1 ARTS 1316, Life Drawing 1 ARTS 1317, and  Foundations in Digital Art ARTS 2313], students apply to participate in the review by signing up in the Art Department office. Usually, taking ARTS 1317 triggers the preparation semester for the review.


Currently, students are notified in class or during advisement that they are eligible for review participation during the semester before their first review. However, students’ eligibility is noted in the catalog and students are responsible for knowing the semester they are to participate for the first time. In either case, students sign-up in the Art Office early the semester of the review. Non-participation after either signing up or after being advised to sign-up will result in a negative vote for that semester’s review. Students receiving a negative vote will have a second opportunity to participate the following semester. If a second negative vote is received, the student will only be allowed to declare a BA degree in Art.


Art electives in the BFA curriculum may be chosen from all 400 <4000>-level studio art courses. Most 400 <4000>-level art studio courses may be repeated for credit (see course listing).


A student considering graduate school after completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art degree should take 15 to 18 semester credit hours in the area of specialization: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Ceramics. BFA Studio Art students are encouraged to minor in Art History by taking two additional advanced Art History courses.


Not all art courses are offered each semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes and your advisor before registration.

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Arts - Major in Studio Art
SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)
ENG 164 <ENGL 1301> and ENG 165 <ENGL 1302>
6 Freshman
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 Freshman
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 Sophomore
Component Area IV (Visual/Performing Arts)1     3 Freshman
Component Area IV (ENG/PHL) 3 Junior
Component Area IV (Cultural Studies) 3 Senior
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences)
HIS 163 <HIST 1301>, HIS 164 <HIST 1302> 6 Sophomore, Junior
POL 261 <POLS 2301>, 200-level POL <2000-level POLS> 6 Junior
Social Sciences 3 Senior
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option)
KIN 215 <KINE 2115>
1 Freshman
Degree Specific Requirements
 Foreign Language 14 Freshman, Sophomore
Major Core
ART 130, 131, 132W – W.A.S.H.
<ARTS 1313, 1314, 1315>
9 Freshman
ART 163 <ARTS 1316> 3 Freshman
ART 164 <ARTS 1317>
3
Sophomore
ART 260 <ARTS 1303>1
Sophomore
ART 262 <ARTS 2313>
3
Freshman
Major
ART 236 <ARTS 2375> or ART 365 <ARTS 3305> 3 Junior
ART 267 <ARTS 2318> or ART 371 <ARTS 3320>
3
Sophomore
ART 370 <ARTS 3385>
3
Junior
Art Advanced Electives 12 Senior
Art History Advanced Electives 3 Senior
Elective 4 Junior, Senior
Minor (if required)
Minor 18 Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Total Hours: 
120
 
Notes:
1ART 260 <ARTS 1303> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV (Visual & Performing Arts) & the Major Core. Students should use elective and/or minor hours to satisfy the 42 advanced hour requirement. At least one Science course should be completed in first semester of second year prior to taking 300 <3000>- and 400 <4000>-level courses.

Art Minors

Two-Dimensional Studio Art Minor
Art 130 <ARTS 1313>, 131 <ARTS 1314>, 132W <ARTS 1315W>, 163 <1316>, ART <ARTS> (9 hrs.2-D. Advanced Art)

Three-Dimensional Studio Art Minor
Art 130 <ARTS 1313>, 131 <ARTS 1314>, 132W <ARTS 1315W>, 163 <1316>, ART <ARTS> (9 hrs. 3-D. Advanced Art)

Art History Minor
ART 260 <1303>, 370 <2386>, Art History (12 hrs. Advanced)

Photography Minor
ART 232 <2365>, 233 <2370>, 236 <2375>, and 9 advanced hours of ART<ARTS> (Photography) electives. 18 hours

Teacher Certification

Students interested in becoming an art teacher in a public school in the State of Texas will pursue an All-Level Certification in Art. Once all credentials are met for the All-Level Certification this allows employment in Early Childhood through 12th grade. To pursue the degree required for certification follow the degree plan for a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Art Studio and a Minor in Secondary Education (Please see Secondary Education for information regarding courses required for SED minor). To complete all requirements for certification the student will need to take and pass two (2) TExEs certification exams. Permission to take the All-Level Art content exam must be granted by the chair of the Department of Art. Please contact the department regarding this procedure.


The Art Department requires a grade of C or better for each listed prerequisite


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