Art B.A. (Concentration in Visual Arts)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

Students enrolled in the B.A. - ART (Concentration in Visual Arts) degree program explore a variety of art media and art history courses to assist in realization of personal ideas, art making skills and creation of imagery. The degree is oriented toward broad experiences in the visual arts in conjunction with studies in other areas of the humanities, natural and physical sciences, and social sciences. The Art B.A. - (Concentration in Visual Arts) is appropriate for students planning further studies, certifications and/or advanced degrees, including but not limited to programs in art history, architectural history, museum studies, art education, and art therapy.

The campus is located within the city limits of Savannah, Georgia, which inherently provides ample opportunities for art students to broaden their studies by visiting museums, galleries, and numerous businesses that exhibit artwork or historical artifacts. Locally, art receptions and art events take place regularly, providing occasions to extend classroom experiences into the culturally diverse community.

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
ART   1010Drawing I 3
ART   10202D Art and Design Foundations3
ART   10303D Art and Design Foundations3
ART   1132Digital Art and Design Foundations3
ARTH   2531Art History I 3
ARTH   2532Art History II 3
Major Requirements
Complete the following courses for 39 credit hours:
ART   1011Drawing II 3
ARTS   2110Intro to Graphic Design3
ARTS   2040Intro to Darkroom Photography3
ART   2135Painting: Introduction3
ARTS   2400Introduction to Fibers3
ARTS   3020Intermediate Painting3
ART   2230Ceramics: Introduction3
ARTS   3400Introduction to Printmaking3
ARTS   3700Figure Sculpture3
or ART   3132 Figure Drawing
ARTS   4700Senior Portfolio3
or ARTS   4710 Senior Seminar
ARTS   4740Senior Exhibition0
ARTH   4531Contemporary Art 3
ARTH 3000+Elective in Art History3
ART/ARTS/ARTH 3000+ Elective in Studio Art3
Other Course Requirements
Select 0-6 credit hours of Foreign Language0-6
Select 15-21 credit hours at the 3000-level or above not taken in Area F or as a Major Requirement15-21
Total Credit Hours124

Progression Requirements 

To earn a bachelor’s degree in art, students must complete with a grade of C or better all art courses required in the program of study. To fulfill the prerequisites for any ARTS/ART/ARTH course, students must obtain a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course.

Other Program Requirements

Department Exit Exam.


Every student enrolled in a degree program in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is advised by an advisor located in the Carroll Building, Room 2244, (912) 478-7740.