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Undergraduate Major in Art Degree

The Art offers a B.A. in seven specialties or specializations including:
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Degree Requirements

In selecting one of them and an associated specialty, students who are first-time degree seekers are not required to declare a minor in a second academic discipline. Instead, they are required to complete 18 semester credit hours in the area of specialization.

Requirements for the B.A. in Art , as well as the two minors offered through this unit, are summarized below with exact requirements, including specialty, or minor selected.

In considering requirements for the B.A. in Art or one of the two B.A. degrees in Art, whether with a minor or certification, students must first be admitted by the University. They must also satisfy all testing requirements, must eradicate deficiencies assessed through the Student Academic Enhance Center (SAEC), must petition the Department for admission as testing requirements are completed and must complete preliminary requirements established by the department for majors, which could include a portfolio review. Further admission and graduation requirements for the Department are considered below. An exit examination is required of all graduating seniors. Art majors produce a one person senior exhibition. Consult the TSU Bulletin for a complete listing of course curriculums, course descriptions and enrollment sequences.

Individuals interested in seeking certification for teaching in the public or private schools of Texas in academic disciplines offered through the Department should contact the Director of Certification in the College of Education at Texas Southern University for application instructions.

The success of any art major is not solely dependent on the classroom experience. More hours than class meeting times are necessary to complete assignments and to truly develop one’s ability. Art majors are expected to practice their skills, attend exhibitions and research art related topics outside of class. Every effort is made to allow full time art majors access to the John T. Biggers Art Center outside of posted class meetings, and to comply with Texas Southern University’s policy of facility usage.

Art Degree Plan