UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I / DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

The Department of Art and Art History offers three undergraduate degree programs. Two Bachelor of Art (BA) degrees with Art History or Studio focus, and a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degree.

BA DEGREE PROGRAMS

The BA degree (Art History) affords the opportunity to study the arts of Asia, Pacific and the West in a historical and cultural context. This degree requires 42 credits – 6 credits of Art History core courses (Art 175 and 176), Art 395 (Art Historical Methodology), 24 credits of upper level Art History courses, and 9 credits of Studio courses. download BA (art history) requirements

The BA Degree (Studio) provides students with a broad-based, liberal arts approach to a wide range of media drawn from the department's various areas. This degree requires 42 credits – 12 credits of Studio and Art History core courses (Art 113, 116, 175 and 176), 6 credits of upper level Art History courses, and 24 credits of Studio courses of which 12 must be upper level. download BA (Studio) requirements

BA Graduation Portfolio
All BA ART majors must enroll in ART 409 and submit a graduation portfolio as part of their degree requirements. Portfolios are due no later than the last day of instructions of the graduating semester, and should be submitted to the ART office. More Info

BFA DEGREE PROGRAMS

The BFA Degree is designed for those students who desire a focused preparation in the visual arts or who intend to pursue an advanced degree or careers in art and design. Areas of specialization include ceramics, drawing, electronic arts, fiber, glass, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. This degree requires 63 credits – 12 credits of Studio and Art History core courses (Art 113, 116, 175 and 176), Art 302 (Theory and Criticism of Art), 21 credits of studio courses in a chosen media-specific program, 12 credits of upper level Art History courses, and 15 credits of art electives.

Students are admitted into the BFA degree program through a portfolio review held annually. It is recommended that students apply for the review the year/semester prior to graduation. Only those who are admitted can enroll in ART 410 - BFA Capstone Seminar, held every Spring. In this seminar students produce new work and collaborate in organizing the annual BFA exhibition. In addition to Lab Fees students should anticipate additional costs for material to produce their artwork and the BFA exhibition (i.e. promotion, signage, reception, documentation, etc.) download BFA requirements

MINOR ( requires 21 credits) download Minor requirements


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UH Manoa Catalog
UH Manoa Policies / Credits + Grades
Directed Work (ART 399/699) Approval Form
Sample 4 year schedules (from Fall 2012)
Student Learning Outcomes Matrix

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GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

The University of Hawa‘'i is a Research I university and the Department of Art and Art History is a comprehensive and diverse center for graduate study. We are the only institution in Hawai‘i that offers the the MFA in visual arts, and the MA in the concentrations of (1) China, (2) Japan, (3) Pacific, (4) South/Southeast Asia, or (5) Modern/Contemporary. Students are encouraged to supplement their studies with courses in other departments/disciplines as relevant to their research topics.


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GRADUATE FACULTY

MA ADMISSIONS
MA REQUIREMENTS
MA EVALUATION
MA HANDBOOK

MFA ADMISSIONS
MFA REQUIREMENTS
MFA EVALUATION
MFA HANDBOOK

UH Manoa Catalog
Graduate Assistantships Guidelines and Application
Directed Work (ART 399/699) Approval Form
Office of Graduate Education Forms and Manuals

For more information contact the Graduate Chair at gradart@hawaii.edu.
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