30-hour B.A. in Art

This degree program provides a broad arts education and gives students the flexibility to choose courses that best suit their interests. The curriculum includes course work in art history, studio art, digital art, and museum studies. The degree can be completed with 30 credits, allowing students flexibility to complete a complementary major or minor.

Students are encouraged to complete internships in the arts, but this is not a degree requirement.


B.A. students in art at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions.

Art Courses

One course from the following options:
    • ART 101 Ancient to Medieval Art History
    • ART 102 Renaissance to Modern Art History
3 credits
ART 121 Drawing 3 credits
One course from the following options:
    • ART 130 Introduction to 2D and 3D Design
    • ART 132 Introduction to Design and Digital Media
3 credits
One course from the following options:
    • ART 162 Photography I
    • ART 163 Introduction to Digital Photography
3 credits
ART 210 Museum Studies 3 credits
ART 221 Painting 3 credits
ART 230 Graphic Design I 3 credits
One course from the following options:
    • ART 151 Ceramics I
    • ART 251 Sculpture
3 credits
Two additional courses in art must be taken 6 credits
ART 399 Art Colloquium (0 credits), must be taken every semester  
TOTAL 30 credits