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The major in art leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree is available in three concentrations: studio art, art history and art education. Each concentration is designed to promote the study, creation, and exhibition of visual arts or the examination of their history in a liberal arts environment.
The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Art varies according to concentration. The curriculum leading to a concentration in studio art or art history requires a minimum of 39 semester hours (including the 24-hour art core). ART 450 , Senior Thesis, is required of all B.A. candidates electing a concentration in studio art or art history. Studio candidates prepare a body of work presented in a one-person exhibition or portfolio for their thesis; students in art history prepare a written thesis.
The curriculum leading to the art-education concentration requires a minimum of 39 semester hours (including the 24-hour art core) and is planned to meet requirements of the State of Georgia for preschool through 12th-grade teacher certification in art. Students pursuing this option must seek the advice of the Berry College Charter School of Education and Human Sciences. Students must take the professional-education sequence (including ART 304 ) and satisfy requirements of the Georgia Department of Education for coursework in specific art-content areas.
All B.A. majors in art are required to complete the foreign-language requirement for that degree. Affiliated with the art program is the Moon Gallery, which houses student exhibitions and exhibitions by professional artists. Each year artists of national and international stature visiting the campus enrich the program for all students pursuing art courses.