A: The B.F.A degree program offers intensive pre-professional preparation in the field of studio art. This program is designed for those aspiring to work in their field of interest as professionals or to enter graduate school upon completion of the degree. The B.F.A plan requires you to maintain a 3.0 or better GPA within the major, as well as the completion of 21 hours in foundations, 12 hours of art history and 39 hours in advance studio courses. If your GPA falls below a 3.0 in your major field for more than one semester, you will be placed on departmental probation and my have to consider an alternate degree plan.
The B.A .program in Art is of a more general nature, though a concentration is highly suggested, and is more suited to those whose current academic interests and/or prior work are directed toward a broad overview of art and its relationships to other disciplines. A B.A. plan requires that you maintain a 2.5 or better GPA within the major, 21 hours in foundations, 12 hours in art history, 14 hours in advance studio courses and 18 hours in a Minor field in a subject area.
Both programs allow students the opportunity to pursue a degree in the areas of Clay, Drawing, Cinematic Arts, Glass, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture or Visual Communication Design. The B.F.A also allows students to pursue a degree in Art Education (Certification). The B.A. program in Art History emphasizes historical research, preparing students for graduate work in art history of museum studies. The B.A. plan in Art History requires that you take 9 hours in Art History foundation coursework, 31 hours in advance art history courses, 3 hours in a studio course and 18 hours in a Minor subject area. To learn more of the degrees offered at UTA and on the Liberal Arts curriculum required for each degree, please refer to our degree plans and the online undergraduate catalog at: