Art and Design at Missouri State

BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Painting

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school and your choice of general education electives.

Course Rotation

The course schedule is a tentative plan for future semesters. These courses and modalities are subject to change based on available faculty.

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The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
General Education 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130+ 3
ART 100 2D Design 3
ART 115 Drawing I 3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
General Education 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
ART 101 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 110 Introduction to New Media 3
ART 215 Drawing II 3
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Language I 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
General Education: Science with lab 4
ART 271 or 272 (also counts as Humanities Gen Ed) 3
ART 225 Painting I (Studio Emphasis) 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Language II 3
Writing II 3
Painting Elective (Studio Emphasis) 300 or above 3
Minor Course 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Language III 3
ART 273 or ART 274 3
Fine Arts Elective - 300 or above (BA Requirement) 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3
General Education: Natural World 4
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Language IV 3
Fine Arts Elective - 300 or above (BA Requirement) 3
Painting or Art and Design Elective 3
PHI 115 and PHI 105 or 110 - also counts as GEP 19 (BA Requirement) 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Painting or Art and Design Elective - 300 or above 3
Elective - 300 or above 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3
General Education 3
General Education 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Painting or Art and Design Elective - 300 or above 3
Art History Elective - 300 or above 3
Elective - 300 or above 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3
Minor Course - 300 or above 3
Total hours15

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