May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, B.A.

The B.A. in art is designed to offer students a degree in art that allows time for significant study in another discipline as well. This makes room for double majors and extensive study in the humanities, sciences or other degree programs. The B.A. degree gives students with varied interests in university study a sound footing in the visual, tactile and conceptual capabilities, as well as historical and cultural knowledge and a range of theoretical and analytical bases, for making art. To earn a B.A., the student is required to take a minimum of 39 hours in the Division of Art and 9 hours in the Department of Art History.

SMU Degree Requirements

An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum , one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows:

Requirements for the Major

Advanced Art Studies (18 Credit Hours)

Elective courses in Art at the 3000 level and above, no more than six credit hours of which may be Creative Computing courses

Additional Art Studies (9 Credit Hours)

Elective courses in Art at any level

Art History (9 Credit Hours)

Art History courses at any level. Approved courses in visual culture studies from other divisions may substitute.

Total for the Major Only: 48 Credit Hours