Requirements: Fine Arts Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
EN 2020 CCE (minimum grade of "C") Writing & Criticism EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C") Elementary French & Culture II  FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
CCI 1 Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2  
CCI 3  
CCI 4  
CCX Experiential Learning  
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM) Quantitative Reasoning  
Lab science course coded CCS Experimental Reasoning MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 45 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
AH1000 *History of Western Art I None
AH1020 *History of Western Art II None
AR3090 (course type CCR) Junior Seminar College Level=Junior AND ( Major=Art History OR Major=Fine Arts)
AR4075 Portfolio Review - 1 credit College Level=Senior AND Major=Fine Arts
AR4095 (course type CCC) Senior Project College Level=Senior AND Major=Fine Arts
*One of these AH requirements can be replaced by a course coded AH at the 2000 level or above.

 

Select two courses from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
AR1010 Introduction to Drawing None
AR1015 Introduction to Painting None
AR1032 Introduction to Sculpture None
AR1061 Introduction to Digital Photography None

 

Electives

Select four courses from the following list; at least two courses must be at the intermediate or advanced level
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
AR1020 Materials & Techniques of the Masters None
AR1090 Painting in Paris None
AR2091- 3091 Topics in Fine Arts None
FM/CM1019 Principles of Video Production None
AR2012 Drawing II None
AR2016 Painting II None
AR/CM2080 Graphic Design Studio None

 

Select one course from the following list
Course Number Course Name Prerequisites
PL/AH3074 Philosophy of Aesthetics None
AHxxxx Any course coded AH  
  Any course from the Creative Writing major  
FMxxxx Any course coded FM  
VCxxxx Any course coded VC  
DRxxxx Any course coded DR  

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

HONORS

Students with a GPA of 3.7 or above in five upper-level Fine Arts Courses are eligible for departmental honors. Information on additional requirements can be obtained from the Department Chair.