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Area F

18 semester hours

(Art majors are required to complete all courses in Area F. Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GCSU.)

ARTS 1200

Two-Dimensional Design (3 hours)

ARTS 1201

Three-Dimensional Design (3 hours)

ARTS 1000

Drawing I (3 hours)

ARTS 1620

Introduction to the Computer in Art (3 hours)

ARTS 2800

The Ancient and Medieval Worlds (3 hours)

ARTS 2810

From the Renaissance to the Modern World (3 hours)

Concentration Requirements

27 semester hours

Two classes from the following 2000-level Studio offerings are required (6 hours):

ARTS 2510

Ceramics I (3 hours)

ARTS 2720

Fiber Arts I (3 hours)

ARTS 2100

Painting I (3 hours)

ARTS 2200

Photography I (3 hours)

ARTS 2300

Printmaking I (3 hours)

ARTS 2620

Digital I (3 hours)

ARTS 3-4000

7 Studio Electives (21 hours from the above disciplines)

General Art Studio Capstone

6 semester hours

Senior Project and Senior Exhibition are to be taken in sequence and only during the senior year.

ARTS 4990

Senior Project (3 hours)

ARTS 4991

Senior Exhibition (3 hours)

Cognate Area

12 semester hours

Complete four 4000-level classes in Art History including one Non-Western Art History course. Arts 4851 maybe used as a Non-Western course. The following are recommended but substitutions are allowed:

ARTS 4855

Public Art (3 hours)

ARTS 4850

Art Criticism (3 hours)

ARTS 4851

Comparative Aesthetics (Non Western) (3 hours)

ARTS 4800 - 4950

Art History (3 hours)

Foreign Language Requirements

3-12 semester hours

Students must demonstrate minimum proficiency at the level of the fourth university course (2002) in one foreign language.


6 semester hours

Students are strongly encouraged to use their elective hours to develop a secondary or tertiary area in art.

Other Requirements

  • A grade of C or better is required for all courses that count toward major requirements.
  • A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  • Complete First-Year Academic Seminar with a satisfactory grade. Students who transfer to GCSU are exempt from this requirement.


120 semester hours minimum

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