Skip to Navigation
    Texas Tech University
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Art: Visual Studies Specialization, B.F.A.


Field of Specialization in Visual Studies


The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a field of specialization in visual studies (leading toward art teacher certification) prepares graduates for the realities facing teachers today. The program emphasizes contemporary theories and artists through the study of multiple and diverse visual cultures. Prior to student teaching, students participate in field practica in public schools and community settings.

This program requires 55 semester hours of studio art and art history, 27-33 semester hours of professional education, and 41-51 semester hours of general requirements as stipulated by the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts. The minimum number of hours required for visual studies (leading toward teacher certification) is a total of 123 credit hours. A minimum of 40 credit hours of junior- and senior-level courses are required for graduation.This program requires 55 semester hours of studio art and art history, 27-33 semester hours of professional education, and 41-51 semester hours of general requirements as stipulated by the college. The minimum number of hours required for visual studies (leading toward teacher certification) is a total of 123 credit hours. A minimum of 40 credit hours of junior- and senior-level courses are required for graduation.

Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. Communication Literacy courses for the B.F.A. in Art include: ARTH 3303 , ARTH 3320 , ARTH 3333 , ARTH 3345 , ARTH 3350 , ARTH 3364  , ARTH 3366 , ARTH 4304 , ARTH 4307 , ARTH 4308 , ARTH 4309 , ARTH 4313 , ARTH 4320  , ARTH 4335 , ARTH 4340 , ARTH 4389 ; ART 4101 , ART 4359 ; ARTV 4365 .

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 15

Summer I


  • U.S. History 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Mathematics 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 6

Summer II


  • U.S. History 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 3

Second Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


  • ARTV 3364 - Foundations of Art in Social Institutions 3 Semester Credit Hours 2
  • (Offered in spring only.)

  • Studio Art Emphasis Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 2-D Distribution Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • 3-D Distribution Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Mathematics 3 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 15

Third Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 16

Fourth Year


Fall


  • ARTV 4365 - Visual Studies Seminar 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • (Offered in fall only.)

  • Studio Art Emphasis Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Additional Art History Credit 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Language, Philosophy, and Culture 3 Semester Credit Hours *
Total: 16

Spring


Total: 6

Total Hours: 123


1-4 ARTV 3360 , ARTV 3364 , ARTV 4362 , ARTV 4000  must be taken in sequence.
* Choose from the university’s core curriculum .
** Students must apply to the College of Education at the start of the semester prior to the semester they intend to enroll in EDLL 4382  or EDSP 3300 .