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BA in Art: Interdisciplinary Visual Arts concentration

Undergraduates in the BA in Art with an Interdisciplinary Visual Arts (IVA) concentration develop skills and knowledge in the visual arts through completion of selected courses in studio art (ceramics, glass, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and photography), art history, and related experiential courses. Students also have the opportunity to choose from various interdisciplinary studio art topics and complete senior capstone classes. They may also investigate elective areas to inform their major focus, such as film studies, architecture, business, digital arts and experimental media, and animation.

View the catalog from the 2017 IVA Honors + Juried Show.

Admission to the BA in Art is based on completion of prerequisite courses and GPA.

Please note: For students who are already declared majors (prior to Winter 2018) in the 3D4M BFA, Photomedia BFA, P+D BFA , P+D BA, or IVA BA programs, please see your Degree Audit Report for current degree information. Current majors and new BA in Art majors are welcome to contact Advising for more information: uaskart@uw.edu

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts concentration

The following classes are recommended for the BA in Art Interdisciplinary Visual Arts concentration:

Introductory Art (20 cr)

Many upper-division studio art classes have prerequisites, so students should discuss the recommendations for introductory classes with an Art Adviser.

  • ART 101 Narratives in Art & Design
  • ART 140 Basic Photo
  • ART 190 Beg Drawing
  • ART 191 Color Studies
  • ART 233 Intro to Glass
  • ART 240 Interm Photo I
  • ART 245 Concepts in Printmaking
  • ART 246 Works on Paper
  • ART 253 Intro to Ceramics
  • ART 260 Intro to Contemporary Art
  • ART 272 Intro to Sculpture
  • ART 290 Figure Drawing
  • ART 292 Beg Painting

IVA Concentration (35 cr)

Min 20 credits of 300-levels:

  • ART 333 Interm Glass
  • ART 345 Interm Printmaking
  • ART 350 Printmaking Topics
  • ART 353 Interm 3D4M
  • ART 355 Material in Context
  • ART 360 Topics in Studio Art
  • ART 365 Social Practice
  • ART 372 Interm Sculpture
  • ART 390 Interm Drawing
  • ART 392 Interm Painting
  • ART 393 Interm Painting Topics
  • ART 395 Creative Process

Min 15 credits of 400-levels:

  • ART 421 Video Art
  • ART 453 Sr 3D4M Studio
  • ART 490 Adv Drawing
  • ART 492 Adv Painting
  • ART 400 Sr IVA Studio
  • ART 450 Indiv Projects Printmaking
  • ART 457 Handmade Books
  • ART 458 Alt Approaches to Drawing

Art History (15 cr; to include 5 cr 300-level)

Completing one 200-level art history writing class in your first year as an Art major is highly recommended. Classes marked * satisfy UW writing requirement. Art History classes also satisfy VLPA and/or I&S and credits outside the major of Art.

  • AH 200 Athena to Lady Gaga: Art in the Modern Imagination
  • AH 201 Survey of Western Art: Ancient
  • AH 203 Survey of Western Art: Modern*
  • AH 204 Art History & Visual Culture*
  • AH 209 Topic: Art Now*
  • AH 212 Chinese Art & Visual Culture*
  • AH 214 Art of India: Mohenjo-Daro to the Mughals*
  • AH 220 American Art
  • AH 233 Survey Native Art of the PNW
  • AH 270 Contemporary Art & Identity
  • AH 272 History of Photography
  • AH 273 Impressionism
  • AH 290 History of Architecture
  • AH 309 Topics in Art History 
  • AH 310 Chinese Art & Archaeology: Neolithic to Han Dynasty
  • AH 311 Arts of Imperial China
  • AH 312 Art & Empire in India 1750-1900
  • AH 314 Modern & Contemp Art in India 
  • AH 361 Italian Renaissance Art
  • AH 373 Southern Baroque Art
  • AH 380 19th & 20th-Century Art
  • AH 381 Art Since WW II
  • AH 390 American Architecture Though an Ecological Lens
  • AH 391 Paris Architecture

Please note: Courses listed above are not necessarily offered each quarter - check the online quarterly time schedule for current class listings, prerequisites, and/or recommended background.

To graduate with an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, students must successfully complete at least 180 course credits: a combination of major requirements (listed above), general education requirements, and electives.

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