The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The B.A. in Visual Art is a more traditional liberal arts undergraduate degree, requiring only 24 credit hours in Visual Art beyond the Foundations, as opposed to the 49 required by the more art intensive B.F.A. Because of this, students interested in pursuing a double major may find it easier to pair the B.A. with other more traditional undergraduate degrees. Popular double majors in Visual Art include: Visual Art/Psychology; Visual Art/Chemistry; Visual Art/Museum Studies.
The first year is spent in Foundations where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills.
After the foundation year, students take their remaining studio courses from Photomedia (in the Dept. of Design) and the Visual Art seven studio areas:
- Expanded Media
Students also take 12 hours of Art History. NOTE: The B.A. has a foreign language requirement.
As of Fall 2013, all undergraduate students at the University of Kansas are required to complete the KU Core »