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Studio Art BA General Studio Concentration / Arts Management MA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 10.02 , CIP: 50.0702 Fine/Studio Arts, General)

Department of Art

202 Center for the Arts
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-6010

Arts Management Program

240A Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY 14260

Completing the Studio Art BA General Studio Concentration / Arts Management MA Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.500 in art courses.

Academic Advice

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer art courses taken elsewhere; however, the department accepts no more than 18 credit hours of appropriate art courses toward the major requirements. Course descriptions and syllabi may need to be provided to the department.

When a student transfers from another institution, their coursework must be equivalent to UB art courses. Transfer credits are applied toward the department's degree requirements toward the art major.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Residency Requirement

A student must complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours (the equivalent of one full year of study) at the University at Buffalo in order to earn a degree from the university. The following forms of credit may not be used to fulfill the residency requirement: transfer work, proficiency exams, Advanced Placement, military training, study abroad, cross-registration, international baccalaureate credit and experiential learning.

Required Courses

BA Studio Art – General Studio Concentration 

Credits required for major (53 credits)
AHI 101 Survey of Art History I: Egypt to Renaissance
AHI 102 Survey of Art History II: Italian Renaissance to Contemporary
ART 105 2D Concepts
ART 111 Drawing Fundamentals
ART 120 3D Concepts
ART 150 Visual Theory, Aesthetics & Criticism
ART 200 Speaker Series (taken twice)
ART 207 Drawing 1
ART 220 Time Based Concepts
• Six 300/400-level Art Studio courses (18 credits total), two of which must be at the 300-level
• One AHI course at the 300/400 level
• ONE AHI or ART LEC or ART SEM at the 300/400 level
• One ART course, any level

MA Arts Management 

AAP 501: Why Manage the Arts?
AAP 508: Arts & Cultural Policy and Diplomacy
AAP 509: Research in Arts Management
AAP 511: Fieldwork in Arts Management
AAP 551: Arts Business and Finance
AAP 552: Arts Marketing and Analysis
AAP 585: Legal Issues in Arts Management
AAP 560: Managing Arts Spaces
AAP 512 or AAP 513: Final Project or Thesis Guidance
• 12 elective credits (for this BA/MA track, suggested electives include VS 501: Intro to Visual Theory and one of VS 570: Global Modernisms, AHI 548: History of Photography, VS 550: Art and Psychoanalysis)

The degree programs will share 15 credit hours (or 5 classes). Fifteen [15] general elective undergraduate course credits (5 undergraduate courses) will be replaced with the twelve [12] graduate elective credits (or 4 graduate courses) and three [3] credits for AAP 501: Why Manage the Arts?.

Departmental Honors Requirements

A minimum of 50% of credits for the major or minor program must be completed at UB. The university requires a minimum of 3.200 for “with distinction”; 3.500 for “with high distinction”; and 3.750 for “with highest distinction.”

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Studio Art General Studio Concentration / MA in Arts Management
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)75
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 39
Additional Credits Required UB Curriculum 30
Total Credits for Degree 144
Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:58:11