BA CURRICULUM CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ART 1008/ART 1011ART 1011; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in ART 1009/ART 1012; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in ART Major Course; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in ART Major Course; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in ART Major Course; 2.0 Cumulative, LSU and Semester GPA.
Studio Art Foundations Requirements (6 Credits) – All students must take ART 1008/ART 1011 and ART 1009/ART 1012.
Studio Art Requirements (15 Credits) – Any courses beyond the Foundations Requirements from the list published on the school’s website and available in the College’s Student Services Center.
Studio Art Senior Classes (6 Credits) – At least two additional courses at the 4000-level are required.
Art History Requirements (6 Credits) – All students must take a total of 6 credits in art history from ART 1001, ARTH 1440, ARTH 1441, ARTH 2470, in addition to the 3 credit course included in the General Education Arts requirement. (see below)
General Education Requirements (39 Credits) – Thirty-nine hours of general education courses must be completed as required by the university. The 3 credit Arts requirement must be met by one of: ART 1001, ARTH 1440, ARTH 1441, or ARTH 2470.
Free Electives (27-33 Credits) – At least 3 credits from free electives must be at 4000-level, not more than 12 hours of these can be applied to Art or Art History Courses.
Required Minor or Major (15-21 Credits) – All students in the BA in Art must enroll in a minor or dual major outside the School of Art, or a course of study approved by the department.
Pre-Requisites. Certain classes have pre-requisites which need to be considered in order for a student to advance into some courses. A list of such courses is available on the School of Art’s Website and in the College’s Student Services Center.
Advising. Students pursuing the BA in Art & Design may choose a group of courses in areas of specific interest to them—such as digital art, graphic design, and the studio arts, which include ceramics, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Because of the wide range of individual options available, the development of an Advising Plan, on record in the College’s Student Service Center, is required before a student may advance beyond any 2000-level course. A hold will be put on scheduling for any student who has not completed an Advising Plan by the end of their second year in the program.
Upper Level Courses. A minimum of 30 semester hours in courses numbered 3000 or above is required (15 of which must be at the 4000 level).
Credits in Art. The maximum number of credits in all ART courses which may be taken for this degree is 42
120 Total Sem. Hrs.
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