Visual Arts and New Media: Art History, B.A.

Sample Degree Map

The Art History, B.A. degree is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts program focused on the history of art and architecture. The discipline is firmly grounded in visual literacy: the ability to interpret ideas presented through imagery. Students are encouraged to deepen their knowledge of distinct cultural eras along with the ideas, trends, and occurrences that influence worldviews over time.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ART 100 Visual Concepts 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTS xxx Studio Elective 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTH 101 Art in Culture From Prehistory to 1400 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTH 102 Art in Culture From 1400 to the Present 3
ARTH 2xx Ancient/Pre-Columbian/Medieval/Ren. 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
ARTS Studio Elective 3
FF Course 3
General Elective or Minor Course 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTH 2xx Modern/Postmodern/Contemporary 3
ARTH xxx Art History Major Elective 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
General Elective or Minor Course 3
TOTAL 16

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTH 3xx Ancient/Pre-Columbian/Medieval/Ren. 3
ARTH 3xx Modern/Postmodern/Contemporary 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
FF Course 3
Minor Course or Foreign Language 3
General Elective 2
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTH 3xx Modern/Contemporary 3
ARTH 355 Writing About Art 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
Minor Course or Foreign Language 3
General Elective or Minor Course 3
General Elective 2
TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
ARTH 350 Art History Theory and Methods 3
ARTH 4xx 460, 490 or 494 Art History Practicum 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
General Elective or Minor Course 3
General Elective or Minor Course 3
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Credits
ARTH Major Elective 3
ARTH 495 Independent Study 3
ART 120 Visiting Artist Program 1
General Elective or Minor Course 3
General Elective or Minor Course 3
TOTAL 13

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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