May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Art, BA

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Serving students who seek preparation for a career in visual arts as practicing studio professionals or as a foundation for graduate school, the major in Visual Art provides in-depth study of aesthetic principles and art history, and hands-on studio experiences in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and electronic media. The Visual Art major earns a B.A. degree.


Students majoring in Visual Art who are judged qualified by the faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in Art. To graduate ”With Honors in Art,” students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, a minimum major GPA of 3.5, and complete ART 499 .

Core Curriculum Requirements (55-62 Hours)

The Core Curriculum 

Technical Requirements (3 Hours)

General Elective Credits

(If Needed)

Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128

On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.

All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.

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