The Visual Arts Department offers a Bachelor of Arts and a minor in Visual Arts.

Students can define an area of concentration within the program or take a variety of art courses.

Entrance Requirements

Upon declaration of the Visual Arts major, students should meet their assigned academic advisor and submit examples of their artwork for informal critique within their first term. It is strongly recommended that majors complete all lower-division prerequisites by the end of their sophomore year.

The prerequisite courses include the following courses, or their equivalents:  History of Art I and II; Two Dimensional and Three Dimensional Design; Drawing I; and an introductory level art course in a specific discipline. For more details on requirements, see Major.

Visual Arts Student

Grading Policy

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all ART courses that apply toward the degree (grades of C- or lower will not be accepted). Courses taken on a credit/no credit basis will not count toward the degree. The course grading policy is determined by each instructor as appropriate to the individual course and is announced at the beginning of the term.

Course Descriptions

Find a list of Visual Arts courses and descriptions on the UIS Catalog »

Course Schedule

Find out more about Visual Arts courses on the UIS Course Schedule »