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Art and Performance (B.A.)

Students who complete the major in Art and Performance (AP) pursue an interdisciplinary study of the arts by selecting among courses in historical context, studio practice, performance ensemble, creative writing, and ideas and interpretation of the arts. In the AP core course, students will experience the theory and practice of the arts in a workshop setting and, in studio or ensemble courses, will gain practical experience in at least one area of the visual or performing arts or creative writing. Courses in the historical context and interpretation of the arts will enable students to understand how style, subject matter, and materials may respond to different motivations and purposes. In their selection of required and elective courses, students are encouraged to focus their coursework around one of the following areas: art history (early or modern period), two dimensional or three dimensional studio art, creative writing, art and technology (computer imaging, photography, video art), or music/theatre/performance.

Since the following catalog course descriptions are very general, students are urged to consult the detailed course descriptions available in the Arts and Humanities office each semester.

Unless otherwise noted, courses in Art and Performance are open to all students in the University.

Bachelor of Arts in Art and Performance
Degree Requirements (120 hours)

I. Core Curriculum Requirements1: 42 hours
    A. Communication (6 hours)
        3 hours Communication (RHET 1302)
        3 hours Communication Elective (HUMA 3300)
    B. Social and Behavioral Sciences (15 hours)
        6 hours Government (GOVT 2301 and 2302)
        6 hours American History
        3 hours Social and Behavioral Science Elective
    C. Humanities and Fine Arts (6 hours)
        3 hours Fine Arts (ARTS 1301)
        3 hours Humanities (HUMA 1301)
    D. Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (6 hours)
        3 hours College Math (recommended MATH 1314)
        3 hours Quantitative Mathematics (STAT 1342)
    E. Science (9 hours including at least one course with a substantial laboratory component)

1Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from accredited institutions of higher education. The courses listed in parentheses are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at U.T. Dallas.

II. Major Requirements, Lower Division: 3 hours
    One of the following:
        AHST 2331 Understanding Art
        DRAM 1310 Understanding Theater
        FILM 2332 Understanding Film
        MUSI 1306 Understanding Music

III. Major Requirements, Upper Division: 42 hours
    Major Core Courses (6 hours)
        HUMA 3300 Reading and Writing Texts2
        AP 3300 Elements of Art and Performance
    Major Distribution and Elective Courses (24 hours)
        3 hours upper-division Historical Context courses
        6 hours of upper-division courses from Studio and Ensemble courses
        15 hours of upper-division Art and Performance electives
    Major-Related Courses (12 hours)
        Students may select any combination of upper-division Historical Studies, Philosophy and/or
        Literary Studies.

2A required Major course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. If course is counted in the Core Curriculum, the student takes an additional 3 hours of elective credit.

IV. Elective Requirements: 36 hours
    Advanced Electives (6 hours)
        Students are required to take at least six hours of advanced electives outside their major
        field of study. These must be either upper-division classes or lower-division courses that
        have prerequisites.
     Free Electives (30 hours)
        Both upper- and lower-division courses may be used as electives, but students must
        complete at least 51 hours of upper-division credit to qualify for graduation.

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Literary Studies


This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

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