Oct 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Art Major, B.A. (Studio Art Concentration)

Department Information

Department of Art & Design
PO Box 70708
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-4247
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/art/

The Department of Art & Design recommends this degree for those students interested in specializing in Studio Art while pursuing the B.A. This concentration is appropriate for the student who wishes to develop studio foundation skills, but desires the flexibility to earn a (required) minor in another academic area. This degree prepares the student for a broad range of pursuits, including personal creativity, as a foundation for a related field of work, or for further study. Students who wish to teach art in secondary schools should pursue the B.A. in Art with a concentration in Studio Art, with a minor in Teacher Education.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in studio are encouraged to meet with an advisor or the chair of the department early in their program of study; advisors for B. A. students will be posted each semester.


Students with 0-59 earned credits:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website www.etsu.edu/cas/case/ and call (423) 439-5602.

Students with 60 or more earned credits:

Contact the Department of Art & Design to be assigned a faculty advisor:
221 Ball Hall
(423) 439-4247

Transfer Students

Transfer students should contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

For general information about the department or courses, contact Travis Graves, Interim Department Chair at gravest@etsu.edu or (423) 439-5296.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 49 credits
     Major Core    (15 credits)
     Concentration    (34 credits)
Minor 18-24 credits
Free Electives 5-12 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: ARTA-BA   

Course grade minimum: Grades in Art applied to the major must be “C” or above. This also includes ARTH 2010 

College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.A. degree requirements.

  • Completion of a foreign language course numbered 2020 or above with a grade of C- or better. Students may be required to take courses numbered 1010, 1020 and/or 2010 based on a placement test or equivalent.
  • Non-U.S. History (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530  or MATH 1910  

General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Major Specific courses listed in General Education Requirements:

Total Requirements for Art Major: 49 credits

Art Major Core Requirements: 15 credits

Studio Art Concentration Requirements: 34 credits

  • Four 2000-level studio courses (12 credits)
  • Two 4000-level Art History courses with one selected from either ARTH 4067  or ARTH 4077  (6 credits)
  • Five 3000- and 4000-level studio courses (15 credits) (except ARTA 4417 and ARTA 4018)
  • (1 credit)

Minor: 18-24 credits

Free Electives: 5-12 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency Exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.

Licensure Certification: Students interested in pursuing a teacher licensure program for certification should contact the advisor in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel Hall, College of Education. Students will major in the subject they wish to teach and minor in Secondary Education.