The Department of Art at Sam Houston State University offers professional degree programs in Animation, Graphic Design, Photography, and Studio Art. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree prepares students for professional practice and/or graduate studies. BFA students can seek a concentration in Secondary Education to be certified to teach Art in Texas Public Schools. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Art is a liberal arts degree that combines a breadth of general studies in humanities, sciences, and social sciences with a general study of Art.
Courses Transfer Students Should Take:*
|SHSU Course Number||College/TCCN||SHSU Course Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|ARTS 1303||ARTS 1303||Art History Survey I||3|
|ARTS 1313||ARTS 1311||W.A.S.H. - 2D||3|
|ARTS 1314||ARTS 1312||W.A.S.H. - 3D||3|
|ARTS 1315||ARTS 1313||W.A.S.H. - Lecture||3|
|ARTS 1316||ARTS 1316||Drawing||3|
|ARTS 1319||ARTS 1317||Drawing II||3|
|ARTS 2323||ARTS 2313||Principles Of Graphic Design||3|
*Note: Transfer students are required to submit a portfolio application for admission to Department of Art programs. The application for art programs is found on the Department of Art website. Portfolios should demonstrate work completed in art classes that are being transferred. In addition to courses in this list, other courses may transfer, depending upon the selected degree or program. For a complete listing of degree-specific requirements, please, review the degree plan within the Undergraduate Catalog.
Field of Study
Sam Houston State University supports the State of Texas Fields of Study.
The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The Core Curriculum details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.
Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major. If you have not decided on a major, select core courses supporting your intended area of academic concentration.
Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.
If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your institution from the drop-down menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses.