The Art Studio Discipline
  • Art, BA Art Studio requires at least 120 credit hours.
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
Freshman Composition6
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
FRESHMAN COMPOSITION
Humanities and Fine Arts12
12 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts chosen from the following categories below
Fine Arts: Choose one3
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Literature: Choose one or two3-6
Students must have a two course sequence in either Literature or History.
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
MYTHOLOGY
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
Humanities: Choose one or two3-6
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
THEATRE APPRECIATION
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
Mathematics and Natural Sciences11
Mathematics: Choose one3
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
CALCULUS WITH APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences: Choose two8
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
ENVIR EARTH SCI FND & APPLICA
CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CHANGE
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
History and Social and Behavioral Sciences
12 hours of History and Social and Behavioral Sciences chosen from the following categories below
History: Choose one or two3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Choose two or three6-9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSP TECH & SCI
Pre-Professional Courses24
Any WLC 100 or 200 level course
Art Studio Requirements:
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DES/COLOR TH
THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
DRAWING: INTRODUCTION
Select three additional 200-level ARS courses9
Art History Requirements. Select two of the following:6
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
Upper Division Requirements 1,2
Select five ARS courses at the 300 level
Select two ARS courses at the 400 level
CONTEMPORARY ART & ISSUES
Select seven courses from the following, no more than four courses in one area21
Digital Animation:
ANIMATION: TEAM GAME DESGN 1
ANIMATION: MODELING I
ANIMATION: CHARACTER ANIMTN I
ANIMATION: SHORT FILM I
ANIMATION: TECHNICAL ARTS I
ANIMATION: TEAM GAME DESIGN II
ANIMATION: MODELING II
ANIMATION: CHARACTER ANIMTN II
ANIMATION: SHORT FILM II
ANIMATION: TECHNICAL ARTS II
Graphic Design:
GRAPHIC DESIGN:PRINT MEDIA I
GRAPHIC DESIGN: WEB DESIGN
GRAPH DES: WATERCOLOR & DIG I
GRAPH DES: WEB USER EXPER I
GRAPHIC DESIGN: TYPOGRAPHY I
GRAPHIC DESIGN PRINT MEDIA II
GRAPH DES: SENIOR PROJ MGMT
GRAPH DES: WATERCOLOR & DIG II
GRAPH DES: WEB USER EXPER II
GRAPHIC DESIGN:TYPOGRAPHY II
Painting/Drawing:
DRAWING: FIGURE
PAINTING: TRADITIONAL I
PAINTING: CONTEMPORARY I
PAINTING: MIXED MEDIA I
DRAWING: CONCEPTUAL
PAINTING: TRADITIONAL II
PAINTING: CONTEMPORARY II
PAINTING: MIXED MEDIA II
Printmaking:
PRINT: ETCHING & LITHO I
PRINT: SCREENPRINT I
PRINT: BOOK ARTS I
PRINT: MONOPRINT & RELIEF I
PRINT: ETCHING & LITHO II
PRINT: SCREENPRINT II
PRINT: BOOK ARTS II
PRINT: MONOPRINT & RELIEF II
Photography:
PHOTO: DIGITAL I
PHOTO: DARKROOM I
PHOTO: EXPER & HIST I
PHOTO: DOCUMENTARY I
PHOTO: DIGITAL II
PHOTO: DARKROOM II
PHOTO: EXPER & HIST II
PHOTO: DOCUMENTARY II
Sculpture:
SCULP: FABRICATION I
SCULP: CARVING I
SCULP: CASTING I
SCULP: SPACE AND PLACE I
SCULP: FABRICATION II
SCULP: CARVING II
SCULP: CASTING II
SCULP: SPACE AND PLACE II
Other:
SCULP: FIGURE MODELING I
CROSS DISCIPLINARY STUDIO I
MULTIMEDIA I
SP TOPICS IN STUDIO ART
CROSS DISCIPLINARY STUDIO II
ART INTERNSHIP
MULTIMEDIA II
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
INDEPENDENT PROJECTS
Courses at Alabama A&M 3
Minor Courses18
Elective Courses
Elective hours vary by student, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
1

These are tracks are based on a student's interest, but they are not recognized concentrations or majors. Students will receive a Bachelor of Arts; Major: Art; Concentration: Art Studio.

2

Majors with an Art Studio focus must satisfy a group exhibition (fine arts areas) or portfolio review (digital animation and graphic design) requirement. Students emphasizing digital animation and graphic design must successfully present a comprehensive portfolio as part of the coursework for their final 400-level course. All other art majors with an Art Studio focus must successfully mount a senior group exhibition of their work. Contact the Department for specific requirements.

3

To fulfill upper-division elective studio requirements, a student may take two art studio courses at Alabama A&M. These courses must be selected from ART 305, ART 306, ART 307, and ART 308.

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
MATH 1XX  3
ARS 123TWO-DIMENSIONAL DES/COLOR TH 3
ARS 160DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS 3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
EH 102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION 3
ARS 140THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN 3
ARS 260DRAWING: INTRODUCTION 3
Science w/Lab  4
ARH 1XX  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
FL 1XX  3
Science w/Lab  4
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
ARS 2XX  3
ARS 2XX  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 2XX  3
HY 104WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 3
ARH 1XX  3
ARS 2XX  3
ARS 3XX  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 3
Fall
TH 122THEATRE APPRECIATION 3
ARH 309CONTEMPORARY ART ISSUES 3
ARS 3XX  3
Minor Courses  6
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
GER Area II  3
GER Area IV  3
ARS 3XX  3
Minor Courses  6
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
GER Area II  3
GER Area IV  3
Minor Courses  6
ARS 3XX  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
ARS 3XX  3
ARS 4XX  3
ARS 4XX  3
Minor Course  3
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
 Total Semester Hours: 120