BA in Art

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Art prepares adults for career change or advancement, or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. The program focuses on the fundamental elements and principles of art, explores the techniques of various art media and creates an awareness of the value of art by presenting the proper historical and cultural background. Students develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge in art.

Learning Outcomes

BA in Art Credit Distribution

II. Area of Study: Art  33
   A. Required Courses 15
  • Art History Survey I & II

At least one courses in each of the following is required:

  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
   B. Capstone 3
  • LIB-495 Liberal Arts Capstone

   C. Art Electives*

Studio Art Electives:
  • Advanced Color
  • Advanced Drawing/Painting
  • Advertising Design (Required to be taught from an art department)
  • Ceramics
  • Computer Graphics/ Computer Illustration (Required to be taught from an art department)
  • Desktop Publishing (Required to be taught from an art department)
  • Electronic Layout (Required to be taught from an art department)
  • Figure Drawing/Painting
  • Graphics (Required to be taught from an art department)
  • Landscape Painting/Drawing
  • Major Studio Project
  • Metalwork (e.g., Jewelry; Enameling)
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Portrait Painting 
  • Printmaking / Woodcut / Lithography / Etching / Engraving / Silkscreen / Sculpture (in various media)
  • Textiles
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Watercolor
  • Weaving


Art History Electives:
  • Art Criticism: 1800 to the Present
  • Art History of Specific Period/Century/Locale
  • Calligraphy/Lettering/Typography (e.g., Renaissance; l9th Century; Japan)
  • Celtic and Early Irish Art
  • Cubism and Abstract Art
  • Myth and Legend in Art
  • Native Arts of North America
  • The Age of Giotto
  • The History of Modern Crafts and Design
   D. Requirements
  • Courses transferred to Thomas Edison State College are equated to the following levels: 100, 200, 300 or 400. A minimum of 18 credits equating to 300 or 400 are required.
III. Electives 27
Total 120

*This list is a guide. Other Art courses may be appropriate for this area of study.