West Texas A&M University

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Art Programs

Department of Art, Theatre and Dance

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/ Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

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General Information for Art Students

Major in Art

(Major Code: 201)

Art Core Requirements

Note: Art majors (B.A. or B.S.) interested in gallery management, museum work or other art/business possibilities should normally select Option I or III and take support courses in ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, BUSI 1301, MKT 3340, MGT 3330, MGT 3332 (18 semester hours).

Studio Art and Management Emphasis



21 advanced hours of ARTS electives

B.A./B.S. requirements and electives to total 120 semester credit hours.

Art History Emphasis

21 semester hours of the following, with at least one ARTS 4370 and one ARTS 4371:

Six semester hours from

18 semester hours of electives:

Art, History, English, Philosophy, Theatre, Dance or Music.

18 Hours by Advisement Electives (Advanced)

Number of additional advanced elective hours required depends upon number of advanced hours earned as part of the major requirements.

27 Hours Electives (Any Level)

(Major Code: 451)

Art with All-Level Certification

Foundation: 15 Hours

Intermediate Arts Requirements: 9 Hours

Additional Arts Requirements: 21 Hours

Professional Development Courses: 21 Hours

Student Teaching: 6 Hours

BA (6 Hours) or BS (12 Hours) Requirements


Note: Students will be required to purchase all paints, brushes, rulers, paper, canvases, and necessary tools and supplies for all art courses. Outside work is required in all studio classes. The Department of Art, Theatre and Dance reserves the right, with permission of the student, to retain class work for instructional purposes and for a permanent collection of student work.

Note: Art majors (B.A. or B.S. degree) are not required to hang a senior exhibit; however, with departmental approval, the student may elect to have a one-person or group show. If the student decides to show, guidelines given for studio major exhibits will be followed. A critique is optional.