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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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
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
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
(minimum grade of "C")
Writing & Criticism
EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C")
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 45 credits

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

 

Course Code Course Name Prerequisites
AH1000CCI INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ART I None
AH1020CCI INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ART II None
 AR3090CCR JUNIOR SEMINAR College Level=Junior AND ( Major=Art History OR Major=Fine Arts)
AR4075 PORTFOLIO - 1 credit College Level=Senior AND Major=Fine Arts
 AR4095CCC 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 Code Course Name Prerequisites
AR1010CCI INTRO TO DRAWING None
AR1015CCI PAINTING I None
AR1032CCI INTRO TO SCULPTURE None
AR1061CCI DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY None

 

Electives

Select four courses from the following list; at least two courses must be at the intermediate or advanced level
Course Code Course Name Prerequisites
AR1020CCI MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES OF THE MASTERS None
AR1090 PAINTING PARIS None
AR2091 FINE ARTS TOPICS None
FM1019CCDI PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO PRODUCTION None
AR2012 DRAWING II None
AR2016 PAINTING II None
AR2080 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO None

 

Select one course from the following list
Course Code Course Name Prerequisites
PL3074 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.