The Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts consists of 120 credit hours, including university general degree requirements. All students seeking a degree from UNO must complete the general course requirements regardless of their major. These courses emphasize the skills important in all academic areas. Students must complete courses in English composition, literature mathematics, science, humanities, social sciences and computer literacy.

All Non-College of Liberal Arts requirements, College of Liberal Arts requirements (except foreign language), and Elective requirements are identical to the General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in the Liberal Arts Section of the General Catalog. See Liberal Arts Section of the General Catalog.

 

STUDIO ART OPTIONBachelor of Arts – 48 credits in Fine Arts

  • 12 credits of core level – 1050.1051, 1060, 1061
  • 9 credits of introductory 2000 level instruction
  • 9 credits of Art History survey – 2201, 2202 and 2203
  • 9 credits in advanced 3000 level specified discipline
  • 6 credits of 3000 level art history
  • 3 credits of 4599 senior project

 Select the link on the right for complete studio art degree requirements


STUDIO ART MINOR OPTION

A minor in Fine Arts, Studio Art Option, requires that the student take a total of 18 credit hours in art studio courses including the following:

  • Freshman and Sophomore Years—Fine Arts 1050 or 1051, 1060
  • Junior Year—9 hours of studio art, 2000 level and above.

    A C or better must be earned in each course. The courses may be taken as elective credits at any point in the undergraduate curriculum provided that the student adheres to prerequisites and course-level restrictions listed in the catalog.

 

ART HISTORY OPTION - Bachelor of Arts -  42 credits in Fine Arts

  • 42 hours in Fine Arts including 1050 or 1051, and 1060,
  • 2201 and 2202
  • 27 hours in art history courses at the 3000 level or above.
  • FA 4599 senior project

The courses for 3000 level and above should be distributed among the following periods or areas:

  • Ancient through Medieval,
  • Renaissance through Baroque,
  • Eighteenth century through Contemporary,
  • Non-Western Art, and
  • Museum or Gallery internship. Independent Study in Art History, Fine Arts 3293 may not be used to satisfy this distribution requirement.
  • Fine Arts 4599. Art History majors may not register for FA 4599 before having completed at least 24 hours at the 3000 level or above.


ART HISTORY MINOR OPTION

A minor in Fine Arts, History Option, requires that the student take a total of 18 credit hours in art history courses including the following:

  • Freshman Year—Fine Arts 1010.
  • Sophomore Year—Fine Arts 2201, 2202.
  • Junior and Senior Years—9 hours of art history at 3000 level and above.

    A C or better must be earned in each course. The courses may be taken as elective credits at any point in the undergraduate curriculum provided that the student adheres to prerequisites and course-level restrictions listed in the catalog.

    Although Fine Arts 1010 is not a prerequisite to Fine Arts 2201 and 2202, it is suggested that it be taken first to serve as an introduction to the vocabulary of artistic form.


HONORS in FINE ARTS

Students wishing to graduate with honors in Fine Arts Studio Option must meet the following requirements:

A cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 in all Fine Arts courses taken and an overall grade-point average of 3.25.   Completion of six hours of FA 3299 (Senior Honors Thesis), in addition to the usual course requirements for the degree. Senior Honors Thesis will consist of an autonomous body of visual art supported by an expanded artist's statement.  Satisfactory performance defending the thesis director, a representative of the honors program, and one other faculty member of the Department of Fine Arts.