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Recommended Academic Plan

Visual Art Studies, B.A. (VAST)

Freshman Year

Semester 1 Recommended Academic Plan for VAST
Semester 1Credits
ART 165: Concepts of Space3
ART H 111: Ancient to Medeival Art3
ENGL 015 (GWS): Rhetoric and Composition OR ENGL 030 (GWS): Honors Freshman Composition3
Foreign Language (BA)4
First-Year Seminar (FYS)1
Total Semester credits:14
Semester 2 Recommended Academic Plan for VAST
Semester 2Credits
ART 166: Concepts of Form3
ART H 112: Renaissance to Modern Art3
ART 168: The Digital Medium3
Foreign Language (BA)4
GQ3
Total Semester credits:16

Sophomore Year

Semester 3 Recommended Academic Plan for VAST
Semester 3Credits
ART 265: Concepts of Color3
ART 269: Methods and Materials I3
Foreign Language (BA)4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
Total Semester credits:16
Semester 4 Recommended Academic Plan for VAST
Semester 4Credits
ART 266: Concepts of Light3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
Arts (GA) (BA)3
Humanities (GH)3
Total Semester credits:15

Junior Year

Semester 5 Recommended Academic Plan for VAST
Semester 5Credits
ART 365: Themes and Issues I3
ART 468: Intermediate Digital Medium3
Health and Physical Activity (GHS)3
GQ3
CAS 100 (GWS): Effective Speech3
Total Semester credits:15
Semester 6 Recommended Academic Plan for VAST
Semester 6Credits
ART 366: Themes and Issues II3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
Elective3
BA Other Cultures3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) (BA)3
Total Semester credits:15

Senior Year

Semester 7 Recommended Academic Plan for VAST
Semester 7Credits
ART 465: Individual Approaches3
ART 469: Methods and Materials II3
ENGL 202 (GWS): Effective Writing3
Humanities (GH)3
Elective3
Total Semester credits:15
Semester 8 Recommended Academic Plan for VAST
Semester 8Credits
ART 466W: Individual Approaches II6
ART H 400 level3
Humanities (GH) (BA)3
Elective3
Elective3
Total Semester credits:18

Bold type indicates courses requiring a grade of C or higher.

Italics type indicate courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

Italic Bold type indicate courses requiring a grade of C or higher that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

US, IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy the University's United States and International Cultures requirements.  Students are required to complete 3 credits in each area, and often these courses can "double-count" with General Education selections, typically in the GA, GH, GS categories, or with major requirements.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University's Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

FYS is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the First-Year Seminar requirement.  Note that students who began their studies Summer 2009 or later may not be required to complete a FYS course.  Check with your advisor for clarification.


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Ms. Rebecca Strzelec

Professor of Visual Arts
Arts and Humanities

Office: 131 Misciagna Family Center for Performiing Arts
Phone: 814-949-5108
Email: @psu.edu
WWW: http://www.personal.psu.edu/ras39

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