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    Feb 23, 2024  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Arts Studies, BFA

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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 a verbal ACT score of 18 or higher.
  • Transfer freshman applicants (with fewer than 30 hours) must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Transfer applicants with more than 30 hours must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Applicants have the opportunity to submit a one-page support document/image that may be taken into consideration during the admission process. At the time of application, this optional document/image should be submitted to
    • Under exceptional circumstances applicants who do not meet the preceding requirements may be admitted into the College of Visual Arts and Design based on the strength of this optional support document/image.

Visual Arts Studies admission and pre-major requirements

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

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 of the following requirements.

Degree 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 “University Core Curriculum ” 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.


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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