General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following, one must come from the Natural and Physical Sciences category8
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 1
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 1
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Popular/Rock Music
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39

Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
ART 120Painting I3
ART 122Two-Dimensional Design3
ART 124Three-Dimensional Design3
ART 130Drawing I3
ART 150Ceramics I3
ART 170Printmaking I3
ART 180Photography I3
ART 230Drawing II3
ART 265Sculpture I3
ART 309Art Business3
ART 491Visual Arts Seminar2
ART 492Visual Arts Capstone2
Select 4 classes in Art History from the following: 112
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Art History III
History of Graphic Design
Art History IV
Select 21 hours from the following:21
Introduction to Digital Media
Graphic Design I
Painting II
Digital Imaging I
Digital Illustration I
Ceramics II
Sculpture II
Printmaking II
Photography II
Ceramics III
Painting III
Drawing III
Sculpture III
Printmaking III
Photography III
VCSU CSA Internship
Special Topics
Advanced Research Studio
Undergraduate Research
Innovation and Engineering Design
Design for Engineering
Technology and Engineering II
Total Credits67

Students may take one Art History as an elective

Total General Education Requirement 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 67 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.


Plan of Study

First Year
ART 1223ART 1243
ART 150 or 1803ART 1303
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 120 or 125 (Gen Ed)3
Social Science (Gen Ed)3Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3
UNIV 1501 
 16 16
Second Year
ART 150 or 1803ART 120 or 1703
ART 2303ART 2653
Art History Selection3Art History Selection3
MATH 104 (Gen Ed)3Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Social Science (Gen Ed)3Wellness (Gen Ed)2
 15 15
Third Year
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2ART 120 or 1703
Art Elective6ART 3093
Art History Selection3ART 4912
Literacies (Gen Ed)3Art and Music (Gen Ed)3
 Art Elective 3
 Art History Selection3
 14 17
Fourth Year
Additional Elective6Additional Elective9
Art Elective9ART 4922
 Art Elective3
 15 14
Total Credits 122

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the studio arts.

  2. Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in professional skills leading to careers in the arts-related or nonprofit sector.

  3. Students will demonstrate an awareness of the social impact of art by contributing to the cultural environment of the campus and community.

  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary world art dialogues.

  5. Students will demonstrate professional preparedness.