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Art, Visual Arts Concentration, B.A.


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Art and Design   
615-898-2455
Laura Cochrane, program coordinator
Laura.Cochrane@mtsu.edu

The B.A. program in Art with a concentration in Visual Arts is designed for those who wish to pursue broad studies in art, design, and art history at the graduate level. Students should consult with their advisors each semester in order to plan their schedule of courses.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Art, Visual Arts, B.A., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 48 hours
     Major Core    15 hours*
     Visual Arts Concentration    33 hours
Foreign Language 6 hours
Approved Bachelor of Arts Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 7-13 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following course required by the program meets General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (48 hours)


Majors must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in the major.

Major Core (15 hours)


Visual Arts Concentration (33 hours)


21 hours from the following:

  • 2D Studio 3 credit hours
  • 3D Studio 3 credit hours
  • Graphic Design 3 credit hours
  • Studio or Graphic Design 6 credit hours
  • Art History (upper division) 6 credit hours

Foreign Language (6 hours)


Students must successfully complete 2010 and 2020 or any courses numbered above the 2000 level in a single foreign language.

Minor (15-18 hours)


  • Approved Bachelor of Arts minor

Electives (7-13 hours)


Curriculum: Art, Visual Arts


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories. 

Freshman Fall


Subtotal: 14 Hours


Freshman Spring


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Sophomore Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Spring


  • 3 credit hours
  • 2D or 3D Studio course 3 credit hours
  • Graphic Design course 3 credit hours
  • B.A. minor course 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Fall


  • 3 credit hours
  • Studio Art/Graphic Design courses 3 credit hours
  • Upper-division Art History 3 credit hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 credit hours
  • 2D or 3D Studio 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Spring


  • B.A. minor courses 6 credit hours
  • Studio Art/Graphic Design course 3 credit hours
  • Elective/B.A. minor course 3 credit hours
  • Upper-division Art History 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


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