Student Services Office
D. Jack Davis, Dean
Instruction is offered for students seeking a cultural foundation in art, but the curriculum focuses primarily on professional programs for those majoring and minoring in various art fields. The school's goals are to provide students a thorough understanding of a common artistic heritage, to stimulate their imaginations, to foster critical and analytical thinking, to inspire their creativity, to educate them in current technologies and to prepare them for entry into graduate school or a variety of careers.
Professional undergraduate degrees are offered in 12 areas of art:
Departmental studios are open to students in the evenings and on weekends for completion of required class work. Students must provide their own art supplies. In some courses, additional special materials and/or models are provided. Students then pay a materials fee.
New transfer students should meet with an adviser in the School of Visual Arts prior to registration. The student should provide the adviser with a transcript of all college work so they may better assist the student with course selection. Transfer students' transcript evaluations are tentative, pending successful completion of a semester's work in art at UNT. To be substituted for a required art course, a transferred course must be submitted for approval. It is the student's responsibility to provide the faculty adviser with a copy of the catalog that describes the content of any course to be transferred. Faculty advisers are available during the academic advising period prior to registration or by appointment when school is in session.
Transfer credits in art from other schools can be substituted for UNT degree requirements only when content of the two courses is the same. Art core courses (Art Appreciation, Design I, Design II, Drawing I, Drawing II, Art History Survey I and Art History Survey II) are transferable from most schools. Transfer courses in the major area of art are carefully scrutinized to be sure that students have acquired necessary competencies.
Students who transfer to UNT as art majors generally need at least 2 1/2 years at the university to complete degree requirements in sequence.
If space is available and the instructor approves, students who are not majoring or minoring in art may take the following courses without prerequisites: ART 1330, 1440, 1500, 2350, 2360, 3140, 3150, 4070, 4130, 4140, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4350, 4360, 4370, 4380, 4390 and 4710.
To begin the degree plan process, the student should request that the Registrar's Office send a current transcript of all college work to the School of Visual Arts Student Services Office. The student should pick up the transcript in the Art Building, Room 111, and take it to a faculty adviser for a conference to fill out a degree plan advisory sheet. The student should return the completed advisory sheet, together with transcripts, to the School of Visual Arts Student Services Office, where an official degree plan will be prepared.
During the semester before graduation, students should request a graduation check through the degree program adviser's office, Art Building, Room 111, to ensure that their enrollment for the final semester at UNT will complete all degree requirements.
ENGL 1310, College Writing I; or ENGL 1311, CLC Composition I; or ENGL 1313, Computer Assisted College Writing I
ENGL 1320, College Writing II; or ENGL 1321, CLC Composition II; or ENGL 1323, Computer Assisted College Writing II
ENGL 2210, World Literature I; or ENGL 2211, World Lit for CLC; or ENGL 2352, Representative Readings in Literature for International Students
ENGL 2220, World Literature II; or ENGL 2221, World Lit for CLC; or ENGL 2362, Representative Readings in Literature for International Students
(ENGL 2700, Technical Writing, may substitute for ENGL 1320)
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865; or HIST 2611, American History to 1865 for CLC
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865; or HIST 2621, American History Since 1865 for CLC
(HIST 4700, History of Texas, or advanced United States history courses may substitute)
PSCI 1040, American Government; or PSCI 1041, American Government for CLC
PSCI 1050, American Government; or PSCI 1051, American Government for CLC
MATH 1100, College Algebra (more advanced math course may substitute)
ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics
BIOL 1110/1115, Human and Animal Biology and Laboratory (4 hours)
BIOL 1120/1125, Plant Biology and Laboratory (4 hours)
BIOL 1710/1730, Principles of Biology I and Laboratory (4 hours)
BIOL 1720/1740, Principles of Biology II and Laboratory (4 hours)
BIOL 2700, Human Evolution and Physical Anthropology (4 hours); or ANTH 2700, Introduction to Physical Anthropology (4 hours)
BIOL 2360, Applied Human Anatomy (4 hours)
GEOL 1610, Introductory Physical Geology (4 hours)
GEOL 1620, Introductory Historical Geology (4 hours)
GEOG 1710, Earth Science (4 hours)
ARCH 2800, Archaeological Science (4 hours)
CHEM 1220, Physical Science (4 hours); or PHYS 1220, Physical Science (4 hours)
CHEM 1310, Essentials of Chemistry: Chemistry and Society (4 hours)
CHEM 1320, Essentials of Chemistry: Organic Chemistry (4 hours)
CHEM 1410/1430, General Chemistry and Laboratory (4 hours)
CHEM 1420/1440, General Chemistry and Laboratory (4 hours)
PHYS 1210, Physical Science (4 hours)
PHYS 1410/1430, General Physics I and Laboratory (4 hours)
PHYS 1420/1440, General Physics II and Laboratory (4 hours)
PHYS 1050/1051, Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System and Laboratory (4 hours)
PHYS 1060/1061, Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and the Universe and Laboratory (4 hours)
ART 1300, Art Appreciation for Non-Art Majors
ART 2350, Art History Survey I
*ART 2360, Art History Survey II (required for all art majors)
DANC 1200, Appreciation of Dance as Contemporary Art Form
DANC 2800, Survey of Dance
THEA 1340, Aesthetics of the Theatre Throughout the World
THEA 1375, Acting for the Amateur
THEA 2340, Theatre Appreciation
THEA 4250, World Theatre to 1700
MUMH 1600, Music in Human Imagination
MUMH 2040, Music Appreciation
MUMH 3000, Nineteenth-Century Music
MUMH 3010, Twentieth-Century Music
RTVF 3450, Art of the Film
RTVF 3460, History of the Film
PHED 1000, Scientific Principles and Practices of Health Related Fitness (2 hours)
DANC 1100, Stress Reduction Through Movement (3 hours)
PSYC 2580, Health Psychology (3 hours)
ANTH 1010, General Anthropology
ANTH 2250, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
GEOG 1170, Introductory Human Geography
PHIL 2050, Introduction to Logic
PHIL 2310, Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 2330, Introduction to Modern Philosophy
PSCI 2310, Democracy and Its Critics
PSCI 3310, Political Theory: Socrates to the Eighteenth Century
PSCI 3320, Political Theory: Eighteenth Century to the Present
PSYC 1630, General Psychology I
PSYC 1650, General Psychology II
SOCI 1510, Individuals in Society
SOCI 1520, Contemporary Social Problems
ANTH 2045, Women in Culture
ANTH 2100, World Cultures through Film
ANTH 2150, World Cultures
ANTH 3100, Peoples and Cultures
ANTH 4050, Contemporary Ethnic Groups
ART 1300, Art Appreciation (for non-art majors)
*ART 2350, Art History Survey I (required for all art majors)
THEA 1340, Aesthetics of the Theatre Throughout the World
THEA 2260, Non-Western Theatre and Drama
ECON 4600, Economic Development
GEOG 1200, World Regional Geography
HIST 1050, World Civilization to the Sixteenth Century
HIST 1051, World Civilization to Sixteenth Century for the CLC
HIST 1060, World Civilization from Sixteenth Century
HIST 1061, World Civilization from Sixteenth Century for the CLC
MUET 3030, Music Cultures of the World
MUMH 1600, Music in Human Imagination
PHIL 2500, Introduction to Contemporary Environmental Issues
PSCI 3810, International Relations
PSCI 4620, Political Change
PSCI 4640, Revolution and Political Violence
PSCI 4700, Topics in Comparative Politics
PSCI 4820, Contemporary International Problems
RTVF 2700, World Cinema Survey
RTVF 3550, Non-Western Film
SMHM 2750, Global Perspectives for Merchandising and Hospitality Industries
SOCI 4160, Developing Societies
UCRS 2200, Foundations of International Study
ANTH 2035, Urban Poverty
ANTH 2350, Cultural Diversity in United States (American) Culture
ANTH 3350, Anthropology of American Culture and Society
ECON 3150, Economics of Discrimination
EDCD 2010, Parent, Family and Caregiver Skills
EDUC 2000, Exploring Diversity Through Social Action
ENGL 4010, English Language in America
HIST 3150, Historical and Cultural Development of the Mexican-American Community
HIST 4440, African-American History and Culture to 1900
HIST 4450, African-American History and Culture Since 1900
HIST 4460, Women in United States History
HLTH 1100, School and Community Health Problems and Services
HLTH 2200, Family Life and Human Sexuality
JOUR 1210, Survey of Mass Communication
KINE 2000, History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity in the United States
KINE 2050, Sociology of Sport
MUET 3020, Popular Music in American Culture
PADM 2100, Diversity in Urban Governance
PHIL 2400, Religion and American Society
PSCI 2100, Women and Politics
RECR 2550, Leisure and Society
SMHM 4750, Managing a Diverse Workforce in Merchandising and Hospitality Industries
SOCI 2010, Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity
SOCI 2050, Sociology of Sport
SOCI 4250, Sex Roles: Male and Female in Contemporary Society
SOCI 4540, Race and Ethnic Minorities
SOWK 2010, Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity
SOWK 4540, Race and Ethnic Minorities
BCIS 2610, Introduction to Computers in Business
***CECS 1100, Computer Applications
CSCI 1100, Introduction to Computer Science
COMM 1010, Introduction to Communication
COMM 2040, Public Speaking
COMM 1440, Classical Argument (Classic Learning Core Honors Program)* Required for all majors in the School of Visual Arts.
** Visual Arts Studies majors should choose from Group I or Group II to meet College of Education requirements.
*** Required for Visual Arts Studies majors.
DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the School of Visual Arts.
Consult with your faculty adviser for additional course options.
1. Completion of a minimum of 138 semester hours; 42 hours must be advanced; 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
2. Major of at least 63 hours of art in a prescribed field; 36 hours must be completed at UNT.
3. Minor of a minimum of 18 hours (including at least 6 advanced) from a field outside the School of Visual Arts. Minors are chosen with faculty advisers for selected majors. For some majors, the minor is specified.
4. Completion of the requirements for the bachelor's degree listed in the Academics section of this catalog, including University Core Curriculum requirements outlined in this section. Two hours (maximum) of wellness courses will count toward the degree.
5. A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only a grade of C or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.
6. Transfer course work substituted for required UNT art courses must be approved by a student's faculty adviser during the degree plan process.
1. Completion of a minimum of 128 total semester hours; 42 hours must be advanced; 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
2. Major of 36 hours in art in a prescribed field; 18 hours (including 12 advanced) must be completed at UNT.
3. Minor of 18 hours, of which 6 must be advanced, from a field outside the School of Visual Arts. Minors are chosen with faculty advisers for selected majors. For some majors, the minor is specified.
4. Completion of requirements for the bachelor's degree listed in the Academics section of this catalog, including University Core Curriculum requirements outlined in this section. Two hours (maximum) of wellness will count toward the degree.
5. A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only grades of C or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.
6. Transfer course work to be substituted for required art courses must be approved by a student's faculty adviser during the degree plan process.
7. Completion of 6 hours of foreign language at the sophomore level.
The Cora Stafford Gallery, a 900-square-foot space located in Oak Street Hall, provides an experimental laboratory for student- and faculty-generated exhibitions as well as an alternative forum for installation work, small shows and other spontaneous programming.
Applicants for all scholarships in art must be enrolled as full-time undergraduates at UNT; they must have completed at least 45 semester hours (24 hours at UNT) with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Additional criteria for each scholarship are available through the Student Services Office, School of Visual Arts. The annual application deadline is March 1.