2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Art History, BA

A major or a minor in art history may be taken on the BA degree. The Art History Program provides a broad undergraduate foundation in the humanities and the preparation necessary for professional careers in art. Potential careers open to art history majors include teaching, research, art administration, art writing/criticism, and museum and gallery professions.

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hours minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

The BA requires a minor (at least 18 hours)

Art History Requirements

The art history major requires 27 hours of art history courses, 6 hours of studio art courses and proficiency in a foreign language.

Art History (27 hours)

Majors are expected to enroll in a broad range of courses, including both pre-modern (pre-1800) and post-modern (post-1800). The following courses are required toward completion of the major:

ARHI 10043Introduction to Art History

3

ARHI Any 20000-level art history course

3

ARHI 30963Art Historical Methods

3

The remaining art history hours must meet the 27-hour requirement, and at least 12 of these hours must be 30000-level or above.

Studio Courses (6 hours)

ARST 10103Drawing I

3

ARST 10113Drawing II

3

ARST 10123Design and Color

3

ARST 10133Three Dimensional Design

3

Or Any other approved art coursework

Foreign Language

Six hours or demonstrated proficiency at the second-semester, sophomore level is required. See Modern Language Major (p. 130) for additional information.

Students planning to continue work at the graduate level should develop a proficiency in a second language; German, French, Italian or Spanish are recommended.

General Electives (if needed to equal 124 hours)

Suggested Courses for Freshman Year

Fall (15 hours)

TCU Core Curriculum (6 hours)

WCO Written Communication

3

HT Historical Traditions

3

Foreign Language (3 hours)

Art History Course (3 hours)

ARHI 10043Introduction to Art History

3

Art Course (3)

ARST 10103Drawing I

3

Spring (15 hours)

TCU Core Curriculum (6 hours)

RT Religious Traditions

3

NSC Natural Sciences

Foreign Language (3 hours)

Art History Course (3 hours)

ARHI Any 20000-level art history course

3

Art Courses (3 hours)

ARST 10113Drawing II

3

OR

ARST 10123Design and Color

3

 

ARST 10133Three Dimensional Design

3