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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 arts, humanities, social sciences and computer literacy.

In addition to the general education course requirements listed above, students majoring in Fine Arts must complete a minimum of 45 hours in fine arts courses. Options for concentration are studio art (digital art, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking, or sculpture) and art history. Students selecting art history option must complete 30 hours of art history courses. University catalogs are available online at the Office of the Registrar.

Art Studio - Tracking Sheet (updated April 16, 2012)

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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.

  • FA 3203 fulfills the General Degree Requirement for Oral Competency.
  • All twelve hours of the Foreign Language requirement must be in one language.
  • FA 1051 or any course in the sequence FA 2550-3553 with digital content also fulfill the General Computer Literacy Requirement.

Art History - Tracking Sheet (updated April 16, 2012)

1. A minimum of 42 hours in Fine Arts including 1050 or 1051, 1060, 2201, 2202.
2. 27 hours in art history courses at the 3000 level or above. These courses 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 3203. Art History majors may not register for FA 3203 before having completed at least 24 hours at the 3000 level or above. FA 3203 fulfills the General Degree Requirement for Oral Competency.

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, and 1061.
  • 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.

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.

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.