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Sample Curriculum

UMA degrees are flexible. Here is an example of how you could complete your degree:

Students should take all Math/English placement tests before beginning classes

First Year Fall (First 15 Credits) First Year Spring (Credits 16-30)
ARH 105 ARH 106
ART 112 ART 113
ART 115 ART 215
ENG 101 ENG 102
Math 1XX COM 1XX

Students may not use more than (3) ART courses for 9 of the General Electives credits

Second Year Fall   (Credits 31-45) Second Year Spring (Credits 46-60)
ART 210 ART 202
ART 219 ART 221

Foreign Language I


History Sequence I

Foreign Language II


History Sequence I

General Elective General Elective II

Students should submit for Portfolio Review upon completing the core

Third Year Fall   (Credits 60-76) Third Year Spring (Credits 77-91)
ARH 274 (may skip if taking ARH 375) ARH 375 (may skip if taking ARH 274)
ART 3XX General Elective III
Social Science Elective I Social Science Elective I
Lab Science Elective (4 credit) ENG 3XX or above

Students Are strongly urged to consider pursuing their internship (ART 496) over the summer between their junior and senior year – If not- take during either semester of senior year Art 420 and ART 430 must be taken in sequence

Fourth Year Fall   (Credits 92-107) Third Year Spring (Credits 107-121)
ART 496 ART 430
ART 420 ART 3XX or higher
ART 3XX / ARH3XX higher ART 3XX /   ARH3XX higher
General Elective IV General Elective VI
General Elective V General Elective VII

Courses are subject to change. View the official UMA Catalog here.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the UMA Art Department will be able to do the following:

  • Think critically, integrate research from a multiplicity of resources and creatively solve problems
  • Create, share, deconstruct and understand visual images, which are an essential component of 21st century culture
  • Prepare a quality application for post-baccalaureate degree programs in the arts with a documented portfolio of a thematic body of work, artist statement and letter of intention
  • Demonstrate a strong foundation and understanding of the elements and principles of art and design
  • Demonstrate an understanding of major art movements and significant artists past and present
  • Create a body of work and understand professional practice expectations in order to exhibit professionally
  • Effectively advocate for art both within the various disciplines and within the community
  • Understand the creative potential of new technologies

Adrienne UMA Art AlumnusMy time at UMA helped focus and sharpen my internal voice and artistic style. In my classes, I was exposed to techniques and processes of making that were brand new to me. In my class projects, I found a natural rhythm of experimentation that has had a lasting impact on my approach to solving creative problems. The encouragement I had from my professors during that time helped me realize I have the power to create anything, even my future reality. That support gave me the confidence to grow and to pursue my individuality, both as an artist and as a person.

– Adrienne, ’13