2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, History Track (B.A.)

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College of Arts and Humanities
School of Visual Arts and Design,
Visual Arts Building, Room: 117

Email: svadadvising@ucf.edu

Phone: 407-823-2676

The School affirms that a theoretical and working understanding of the historical meanings and studio applications of the human image are critical in the education of Visual Art and Art History students. To develop such an understanding, Art courses often utilize images of clothed and unclothed human figures and, in certain studio classes, live nude models.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design. Nine of these must be in an area of ARH specialization.
  • Grades below “C” (2.0) in lower level courses do not satisfy major requirements.
  • Co-op credit cannot be used in the major.
  • Students should consult with a School advisor at least once annually.
  • Courses designated in General Education Program and Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural and Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Math: (3 Credit Hours)

Statistics - Computers (3 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (6 Credit Hours)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (3 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (15 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives (24 Credit Hours)

A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit.

Select one Non-Western/Ancient Art History course from the following (3 Credit Hours)

One of the following courses: (3 Credit Hours)

Select 18 additional hours from the following: (18 Credits Hours)

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with a school advisor. Courses may be outside the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Met by graduation requirement.


  • Proficiency equivalent to three semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or the Department of History (Hebrew). German, French or Italian preferred, although other languages are acceptable with prior consent of advisor. Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement.

Additional Requirements

  • Signature Experience requirement is met by successful completion of the following course(s):

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • Achieve at least a “C” (2.0) GPA average in courses in the major.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $31.50 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $63 per term

Plan of Study

Freshman Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Summer (8 Credit Hours)

  • Foreign Language Elementary Level I Credit Hours: 4
  • Foreign Language Elementary Level II Credit Hours: 4

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Intermediate I Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • ARH Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • ARH (Non-Western/Ancient) Credit Hours: 3
  • ARH Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Select One:

Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

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