The Bachelor of Arts in Art degree program provides the student with the opportunity to pursue a broad-based liberal education with a concentration in one or a combination of many media areas. The B.A. in Art degree at Abington is known by the registrar code ARTAB.
All students pursuing the ARTAB degree are required to complete 45 credits in general education and 12–24 credits in Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. Each student completes 51 credits in requirements for the major. A minimum of 120 credits is required for the ARTAB degree.
The 15 credit core of Foundation Courses creates a solid start for the curriculum. The student selects 12 credits in additional art courses and 24 credits in supporting courses, 12 in a chosen Media Concentration (Drawing + Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, newMedia, and Photography), and 12 in art history.
Entrance-to-Major (ETM) Requirements for ARTAB:
- Successful portfolio review
- 27.1 minimum credits earned
- 2.00 CGPA or greater
Although they may do so at any time, Foundation Studio course completion is a common point at which students are advised to submit a portfolio for formal admission to the ARTAB degree program.