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Department of Art
Park Street Art and Music Complex
793 Park Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Telephone: (404) 880-8122 Fax: (404) 880-6175


Art Degree Requirements

In addition to the University General Education requirements, students pursuing the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Art must take 11 departmental core courses and 8 art electives listed below.


Bachelor of Arts in Art Departmental Core (11)

CART 101 Art Foundations I
CART 102 Art Foundations II
CART 201 Drawing I
CART 202 Drawing II
CART 303 Advanced Drawing
SART 141* and 142* History of Art I and II
CART 275 Photography I
CART 277 OR 379 Computer Imaging Basics or Advanced Computer Imaging**
CART 217 Printmaking
CART 492 Senior Seminar

*Taught at Spelman College


**Based on advisors recommendation.


Art majors must also take eight (8) art electives, chosen with faculty advisement for a total of 19 required courses in the major.



Art Sample Plans of Study

The following outlines illustrate ways in which courses may be arranged for degrees in the advertising design and general studio art concentrations. Students intending to enter industry to pursue careers in visual communications including: advertising art direction, web design, graphic design, and illustration components would choose the advertising design concentration. Students interested in preparing for advanced study in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography, as well as teaching K-12 should pursue the general studio concentration option.


Advertising Design Concentration
(123 semester hours minimum)

The advertising design concentration student completes the program of study by taking existing classes from the Art department, Mass Media Arts, and the School of Business. Students are required to complete the departmental core courses and select 8 courses from the list of approved advertising design course options. The following is a sample program of study for the four-year degree.


First Year (32 credit hours)

Fall Semester
CART 101 Art Foundation I (3)
CMAT 103 Algebra I (3)
CBIO 101 Biological Science (3)
CCIS 100 Information Technology and Computer Application (3)
CENG 105 College Composition (3)
CGED 100 First-Year Seminar I (1)

Spring Semester
CART 102 Art Foundation II (3)
CMAT 104 Algebra II (3)
CENG 106 College Composition II (3)
CPHY 102 or 104 Physical Science (3) or Earth System Science (4)
CGED 101 First-Year Seminar II (1)
Social Science Requirement (3)


Sophomore Year (31 credit hours)

Fall Semester
CART 201 Drawing I (3)
CART 217 Printmaking I (3)
CHIS 201 U.S., Africa and the World (3)
CENG 201 or 202 World Literature (3)
CSTA 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3)
CPED 101 Physical Education Requirement (1)

Spring Semester
CART 202 Drawing II (3)
CART 275 Photography (3)
CART 277 or
379* Computer Imaging Basics (3) or
Advanced Computer Imaging (3)
CHIS 202 U.S., Africa and the World (3)
CPHI/REL Philosophy/Religion Requirement (3)


Junior Year (30 credit hours)

Fall Semester
CART 301 Art Direction/Design I (3)
CART 303 Advanced Drawing (3)
CFL_ 201 Intermediate Foreign Language (3)
SART 141* World Art History (Spelman) (3)
CPSY 211 General Psychology (3)

Spring Semester

CART 302 Art Direction/Design II (3)
CFL_ 202 Intermediate Foreign Language II (3)
SART 142* World Art History II (Spelman) (3)
CHUM Humanities Requirement (3)
Art Elective (3)
Senior Year (30 credit hours)

Fall Semester

CART 401 Art Direction/Design III (3)
Art Elective (3)
Art Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)

Spring Semester

CART 492 Senior Seminar (3)
CART 402 Art Direction/Design IV (3)
Art Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)


Course options electives for Concentration in Advertising Design

CART 375 Photography II
CART 451 Directed Studies: Illustration
CART 456 Directed Studies: Photography
CART 457 Directed Studies: Printmaking
CART 462 Directed Studies: Advertising Design
CART 479 Directed Studies: Computer Imaging
CART 480 Internship
CBUS 335 Principles of Marketing
CBUS 336 Consumer Behavior
CBUS 431 Principles of Advertising
CBUS 480 Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
CMMA 201 Survey of Media and Society
CMMA 301 News Editing I (copywriting)
CMMA 338 Media Advertising and Sales


Bachelor of Arts in Art with a General Studio Concentration
(123 semester hours minimum)


First Year (32 credit hours)

Fall Semester
CART 101 Art Foundation I (3)
CBIO 101 Biological Science (3)
CENG 105 College Composition I (3)
CMAT 103 Algebra I (3)
CGED 100 First-Year Seminar I (1)
Social Science Requirement (3)

Spring Semester
CART 102 Art Foundation II (3)
CPHY 102 or 104 Physical Science (3) or Earth System Science (4)
CENG 106 College Composition II (3)
CMAT 104 Algebra II (3)
CCIS 100 Information Technology and Computer Application (3)
CGED 101 First-Year Seminar II (1)


Sophomore Year (31 credit hours)

Fall Semester
CART 201 Drawing I (3)
CART 217 Printmaking (3)
CENG 201/2 World Literature I or II (3)
CHIS 201 U.S., Africa and the World I (3)
CSTA 101 Fundamentals of Speech (3)

Spring Semester
CART 202 Drawing II (3)
CART 277 Computer Imaging Basics (3)
CART 275 Photography (3)
CHIS 202 U.S., Africa and the World II (3)
CPHI/CREL Philosophy/Religion Requirement (3)
CPED 101/2 Physical Education Requirement (1)


Junior Year (30 credit hours)

Fall Semester
CFL_ 201 Intermediate Foreign Language (3)
Art Elective (3)
CART 303 Advanced Drawing (3)
SART 141* World Art History I (Spelman) (3)
Humanities Requirement (3)

Spring Semester
 

Art Elective (3)
SART 142* World Art History II (Spelman) (3)
Art Elective (3)
CFL_ 202 Intermediate Foreign Language II (3)
CPSY 211 General Psychology (3)

Senior Year (30 credit hours)

Fall Semester

Art Elective (3)
Art Elective (3)
Art Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)

Spring Semester
 

CART 492     Senior Seminar (3)
Art Elective (3)
Art Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)
Open Elective (3)


Art Elective Options for the General Studio Concentration include (SART refers to courses at Spelman College):

CART 315 Illustration

CART 317 Printmaking II
CART 375 Photography II
CART 488 Internship

Directed Studies Options

SART 121 Painting
SART 131 Sculpture
SART 140 African American Art
SART 211 Life Drawing
SART 212 Life Drawing II
SART 213 History of Modern Art
SART 214 Issues in Latin-American Art
SART 221 Painting II
SART 231 Sculpture II
SART 232 Sculpture III
SART 240 Computer as a Creative Tool
SART 300 Three Dimensional Methods and Materials
SART 312 African Art

Art Minor

The minor in Art requires 18 semester hours. Required courses include:
CART 101 Art Foundation I
CART 102 Art Foundations II
CART 150 Art Appreciation*
CART 201 Drawing
Electives: Two art courses of the student's choice

*Note: CART 150 Art Appreciation cannot be used for both the Minor in Art and count as a student’s humanities requirement.