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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 1000

Drawing I (3 hours)

ARTS 1200

Two-Dimensional Design (3 hours)

ARTS 1201

Three-Dimensional Design (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

24 semester hours

Complete eight of the following, including two internships. With the exception of ARTS 2400, 3400, 4400 and 4420, an additional ARTS 4950, 4960, and 4970 may be substituted, or used under "Electives" below:

ARTS 2400

Museum Studies I: Introduction to Museum Studies (3 hours)

ARTS 3400

Museum Studies II: Exhibition Design (3 hours)

ARTS 4400

Museum Studies III: Critical and Curatorial Theory & Development (3 hours)

ARTS 4420

Museum Studies IV: Museum Administration (3 hours)

ARTS 4960

Internship (3 hours)

ARTS 3-4000 level

Art History or Studio electives (6 hours)

Museum Studies Capstone (6 semester hours)

ARTS 4996

Museum Studies: Senior Curatorial Research (3 hours)

ARTS 4997

Museum Studies: Senior Thesis and Curatorial Presentation (3 hours)

Cognate Area

12 semester hours

Complete four 4000-level classes in Art History including one Non-Western Art History 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.


9-12 semester hours

Students are strongly encouraged to use their elective hours to develop a minor concentration in another field related to their career aspirations or chose a secondary area in art (Studio, Art History). It is strongly recommended that students take ARTS 2620 Digital I: Digital Print and additional Art History classes to fulfill elective semester hours..

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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