Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies: Curriculum Requirements
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Visual and Critical Studies students follow a curricular pathway that shares many classes with Bachelor of Fine Arts students before diverging into a unique course of study. Here are the requirements you must meet to earn a BA in Visual and Critical Studies.
|Total Credit Hours||132|
Transfer students must complete at least 60 credit hours of coursework at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in order to earn a BA in Visual and Critical Studies degree here. Please look at the breakdown of credits required for minimum residency below:
|Total credits required for minimum residency||66|
|Minimum Studio credit||15|
|Minimum Visual and Critical Studies Core Curriculum||18|
Interested in learning more?
Visit the Department of Visual and Critical Studies web page for information on the curriculum, faculty and resources offered through the department.
Or, learn about the consecutive degree option for BFA and Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies, which is growing in popularity. With additional coursework, you can engage in a sustained investigation of research, writing, and studio practice.
Interested in learning more about how you can apply?