Art with an Emphasis in Visual Culture (BA)


Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts/Department of Art, Design, and Art History

Program Description

The emphasis is available at the Vienna campus. However, many of the required courses are regular offerings and may be used to supplement the visual culture coursework in Vienna.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 60 required credit hours
  • Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
  • Electives

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Required Courses

  • ART 1010 Creative Strategies (3 hours)
  • ART 1110 Introduction to Drawing (3 hours)
  • DESN 1210 Design Concepts (3 hours)
  • ART 1700¬†Fine Art Photography (3 hours)
  • ARHS 2200 Current Art (3 hours)
  • ARHS 2210 Introduction to the History of Western Art (3 hours)
  • ART 2212 Art, Business, and Visual Culture (3 hours)
  • ARHS 2230 Visual Literacy (3 hours)
  • ARHS 2320 Introduction to Asian Art (3 hours)
  • ARHS 2400 Indigenous Arts of the World (3 hours)
  • ARHS 4700 Cultural Organizations: Structure and Theory (3 hours)
  • ART 3830 Alternative Media (3 hours)
  • ARHS 4730 Art Theory and Criticism (3 hours)
  • ART 4800 Apprenticeships in Ar (3-6 hours)
  • ART 4920 Seminar in Visual Culture (Overview) (3 hours)
  • MNGT 3600 Management in the Arts (3 hours)

Other Program Requirements

  • In addition to the above, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of studio art or art history elective courses at the 2000 level or above. (This may include ARHS 2000 Art Forum.)
It is recommended that students enrich an individualized visual culture track by selecting related courses to fulfill elective requirements from among Film, Media, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy and other applicable fields.
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