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    Dec 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies, BA

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Admission requirements

In addition to the university admission requirements, applicants to the College of Visual Arts and Design must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Freshman applicants must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher, or an English ACT score of 18 or higher.
  • Transfer applicants (including those transferring from another major within the university) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements listed above may submit a one-page support document/images that may be taken into consideration during the admission process. At the time of the application, this optional document/images should be submitted to Applicants admitted under these circumstances will be admitted on a conditional basis. They will be required to earn a GPA of 2.5 during their first semester to continue as a major or pre-major in the college.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 total semester hours, 42 of which must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Visual Arts and Design  requirements.

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Most external courses have prerequisites and/or are open only to students minoring in those disciplines. Consult current course descriptions for more information.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum Requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. Internships are strongly recommended for all IADS majors. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 232.

Minor requirements

Students must pursue a minor outside of the College of Visual Arts and Design. Students should select a minor that corresponds to their ultimate career goal, such as marketing , merchandising (fashion emphasis) , business , archaeology , anthropology , computer education , management , history , or journalism .

Other requirements

  • 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
  • 18 hours of art (including 12 advanced) must be completed at UNT.
  • Transfer course work to be substituted for required art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree plan process.
  • A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only grades of C or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.

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