Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA in Art)
The Department of Art, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, offers undergraduate instruction leading to a baccalaureate degree in art (BA in Art) with tracks in art history, studio art, and art education. The art history track emphasizes all eras of western European art and selected non-Western subjects. The studio art track offers the breadth of a liberal arts degree while also providing students with foundational art making skills and development in a range of studio disciplines. The art history and studio art tracks in the BA in Art require a minor. The art education track prepares students for licensure to teach art at the kindergarten through secondary school level. The art education track requires a minor in Secondary Education.
Note: Current students who have declared majors in either the Bachelor of Art in Studio Art or the Bachelor of Art in Art History may continue to complete requirements and graduate under the catalog year in which they declared their major. Please contact your advisor if you have any further questions.
Note: No grade less than C will be accepted in any art course required within any art major or minor.
The undraped human figure is a significant subject within the studio art and art history curriculum.
The department has advisors for both undergraduate and graduate students. Incoming freshmen and transfer students should contact the department chair, Professor Win Bruhl, email@example.com, for initial advising. Continuing undergraduates should contact Professors Marjorie Williams-Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jane Brown (email@example.com), or Floyd Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance with their academic programs.
Students interested in public school teaching should contact Professor Heidi Mullins at (email@example.com).
Undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 100 academic credits should contact Professor Aj Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prospective or current students may also call the art department at (501) 569-3182 to contact an advisor.
Students transferring to UALR who intend to major in art should contact the department chairman, Win Bruhl, (email@example.com) before enrolling to arrange for advising. Students may be required to take additional hours in areas where deficiencies are noted.
Transfer students must complete at least nine hours of their studio concentration at UALR. For example, a student who has 15 hours accepted in transfer credit for painting must complete an additional nine hours of painting at UALR if painting is the studio concentration.