Sep 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Major (BA)

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Art Department  | College of Liberal Arts  

Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University or by completion of an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form .

Degree Requirements

If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.



Major Requirements

Complete 36 credits from 12 courses including two introductory courses, one 300-level art history course, three studio art courses, five art electives, and one capstone.

Pass/fail: No more than one course taken pass/fail may be applied to major requirements.
Residency: At least six art courses, including the capstone and three 300 or 400-level art electives, must be taken at UMass Boston.

Course Requirements

Introductory Courses (6 Credits)

Take two courses from the list below.

Art History Requirement (3 Credits)

Take one art history course between ART 300 and 369.

Studio Courses (9 Credits)

Take two 200-level studio art courses in two different media (drawing, printmaking, photography, video, digital media, sculpture) and one 300-level studio course from any media.

Art Electives (15 Credits)

Take five additional art electives. Only one 100-level course may be applied to this requirement. At least three courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

Independent study (ART 478 and ART 479), field work/internships (ART 488 and ART 489), and first semester honors (ART 491) courses cannot be applied toward this requirement.

Capstone (3 Credits)

Take one art capstone course. This course should be completed during the senior year when the student has earned 90 or more credits.

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