Feb 22, 2019  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Arts Studies, BFA

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Entering Students

Entering students interested in majoring in the College of Visual Arts and Design will be classified as pre-majors.

Visual Arts Studies

To be admitted to the visual arts studies major (and to be eligible to enroll in advanced art courses), a pre-major must meet all the following requirements:

Complete a minimum of 60 hours of college courses (including the following) and:

  1. Complete the following with a grade of C or better:
  2. Successfully complete portfolio review while enrolled in
  3. Have at least a 2.75 GPA; and
  4. Passing scores on TASP/THEA, or appropriate exemption.

General Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in visual arts studies must meet the following requirements.

Hours Required and General/College Requirements:

A minimum of 123 total semester hours of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Visual Arts and Design  requirements.

Additional Requirements:

In addition to the above courses, AEAH 4750  and AEAH 4780  must be taken as part of the professional development sequence. The major in visual arts studies prepares students to teach art in public schools. Students must meet state certification requirements and all general requirements specified by the College of Education.

Minor Requirements:

No minor is required.


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. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 111.

Other Requirements:

  • 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
  • 36 hours of art (including at least 12 advanced hours) must be completed at UNT.
  • Transfer course work substituted for required UNT art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree audit process.
  • A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only grades of C (2.0) or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements; teacher certification program for visual arts studies majors requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA on all UNT and transfer work.

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