Major in Art

The Department of Fine Arts offers a B.A. major in Art with an emphasis in Studio, Graphic Design, or Merchandising and Interiors. Teaching Licensure in Visual Arts K-12 is available by completion of the B.A. in Art and the required professional education courses.

The Art program at Freed-Hardeman University allows students to major in art and select an emphasis in studio, graphic design, or interiors. The major prepares students for a broad choice of careers: painter, photographer, sculptor, graphic designer, interior designer, or art educator. The art faculty has the ability to help students develop creative thinking skills within their individual style. Field lab courses allow for practical interaction and networking with graphic and interior design professionals, while guest artists and visits to important exhibits provide exposure to some of the best artists in the field. Art students have frequent opportunities to exhibit work in both off- and on-campus venues, including the campus’s Troy Plunk Gallery, which hosts local, regional, and national artists. First-place honors at state and regional shows are not uncommon among our students and faculty.


Interior design students study courses in businesses, studio art, art history, and interior design. In the interior design courses students study environmental design, building construction, history of interior design, housing, computer applications related to interiors, professional practice, and portfolio preparation.


4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, 4-year plans for students planning to major in Art have been created:

2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Bachelor of Arts in Interiors


2012-2013 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with Teaching Licensure

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Bachelor of Arts in Interiors


2011-2012 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Bachelor of Arts in Interiors

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.A. Major in Art with an emphasis in Studio Art

Program Coordinator:  Ms. Laquita Thomson

For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements."

I.    General Education Requirements                                                 

46 hours

(Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")
II.    Major Requirements
         A senior exhibit and portfolio are required in addition to course requirements.
ART 120 Drawing I 3 hours
ART 130 2-D Design 3
ART 220 Drawing II 3
ART 240 Painting I 3
ART 270  Introduction to Photography 3
ART 311 Ancient Art (W) OR 3
ART 312 Medieval and Asian Art (W) (3)
ART 313 Renaissance Art OR 3
ART 314 Modern Art (W) (3)
ART 332  3-D Design and Sculptural Techniques 
ART 340 Painting II 3
ART 350 Sculpture OR 3
ART 380 Printmaking I (3)
ART 410 Readings in Art History (W) 3
ART 440 Painting III 3
ART 460A-D Senior Exhibit Seminar (W) 1-4*
*Teaching majors take seminar for 1 hour credit
ART Electives 3
40-43 hours

III.    Additional Requirements

Humanities Course for B.A. Degree  3-4 hours
IV.    Electives (including additional Bible) 37-40 hours

Requirements for Teaching Licensure in Art
1. Completion of the course of study for a B.A. major in Art as outlined above.
2. Must take HUM 310 Arts and Ideas and ART 355 Art for Children.

3. Required professional education courses (see Department of Education, Professional Core-Secondary Education).

Course of Study for a B.A. Major in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design

Program Coordinator:  Mr. Algene Steele
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements."

I. General Education Requirements 46 hours
(Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")
Limit III. C. 2. Fine Arts to ART 234 Introduction to Creativity
II. Major Requirements
ART 120 Drawing I 3
ART 130 2-D Design 3
ART 220 Drawing II 3
ART 230 Digital Fundamentals 3
ART 235  Graphic Design I (W) 
ART 232 3-D Design 3
ART 235 Graphic Design I (W) 3
ART 240 Painting I 3
ART 311 Ancient Art (W) OR 3
ART 312 Medieval and Asian Art (W) (3)
ART 314 Modern Art (W) OR 3
ART 410 Readings in Art History (W) (3)
ART 332  3-D Design and Sculptural Techniques   
ART 336 Illustration (W) 3
ART 337 Graphic Design II 3
ART 340 Painting II 3
ART 350 Sculpture OR 3
ART 380 Printmaking I (3)
ART 370 Digital Photography for Design 3
ART 496 Field Laboratory 3
45 hours

III. Additional Requirements

 
Humanities Course for B.A. Degree  3-4 hours
IV. Electives (including additional Bible)  31-32 hours