Arts Administration, BA

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
or HIST 1483 American History to 1865 (H)
or HIST 1493 American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1483Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A) (or higher except for MATH 1493)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course.
Courses designated (N)6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Courses designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)10
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan.
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
First Year Seminar
(Transfer students with 15 hours exempt)1
Arts & Humanities
(See note 2.a.)9
Natural & Mathematical Sciences
(See note 2.b.)3
Foreign Language
(See note 3.)9
Non-Western Studies
At least one course
(See note 2.d.)
Upper-Division General Education
6 hours outside major department
(See note 2.c.)
Hours Subtotal22
Major Requirements
Minimum grade of "C" in all major requirements.
Core Requirements
AADM 1203Introduction to Arts Administration3
AADM 2103Fundraising for the Arts3
AADM 2500Practicum in Arts Administration (3 hours)3
AADM 3203Approaches in Arts Administration3
AADM 4203Senior Project in Arts Administration3
ACCT 2003Survey of Accounting3
ART 2423Graphic Design I3
MC 2023Electronic Communication3
or ART 3423 Graphic Design II
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
MKTG 3213Marketing (S)3
Emphasis Requirements
Choose one emphasis below:18
Generalist:
Art History Survey I (H)
Art History Survey II (H)
Introduction to Dance (H)
Introduction to Music (H)
Introduction to Staged Entertainment (H)
Stage Management
Art History:
Select one of the following:
Art History Survey I (H)
Art History Survey II (H)
Introduction to Global Art (H)
15 hours from 5 additional art history courses (12 hours must be upper-division)
Leonardo, Art, And Science (H)
Fashioning and Self Fashioning: The Renaissance Portrait (H)
History of Prints and Printmaking
History of Photography
Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies (H)
Writing Methods In Art History
History of Classical Art (H)
History of Italian Renaissance Art (H)
History of Baroque Art (H)
History of Graphic Design
History of 19th Century Art (H)
History of American Art (DH)
History of Northern Renaissance Art
History of 20th Century Art (HI)
Survey of Asian Art (H)
Early Medieval Art: Saints, Martyrs, Pagans (H)
Court and Cloister: Medieval Art 1050-1400 (H)
History of Latin American Art I
History of Latin American Art II (HI)
The Arts of Spain and the Spanish World (H)
Rome: The Eternal City in Art and Film (H)
Art of Conversion: 16th Century Art in Mexico (H)
History of Ancient Egyptian Art
Art Since 1960
History of Indian Art
History of Chinese Art (H)
History of Japanese Art
Modern and Contemporary Art in Asia
Gender And Visual Culture
Art East and West: Biases and Borrowings
The Visual Culture of the Islamic World (HI)
History of Museums and Collecting
Museum Education
Native American Art and Material Culture
Rembrandt Van Rijn
Architecture and Space in East Asia
Museum Internship
Museum Exhibition
Directed Study in Art History
Art History Symposium
Art in Context
20th Century Chinese Art
Studio Art:
Drawing I
Drawing II
Introduction to Global Art (H)
Art History Survey I (H)
Art History Survey II (H)
Oil Painting I
Watercolor I
Printmaking I
Photography I
Jewelry and Metals I
Ceramics I
Sculpture I
One additional 2000-level ART course from above
Dance:
Introduction to Dance (H)
Ballet I
Modern Dance I
Jazz Dance
Dance Composition
Choreography
Select 4 hours from the following:
Dance Ensemble Practicum
Tap
Ballet II
Modern Dance II
Musical Theatre Dance
Theatre:
Acting I
Introduction to Staged Entertainment (H)
Script Analysis
Stage Management
Stage Technology
Costume Technology
3 hours from:
Run Crew Practicum
Production Crew Practicum
Hours Subtotal48
Electives10
May need to include 6 hours upper-division general education outside major department (see note 2.c.).
Hours Subtotal10
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • See the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
  • Minimum GPA 2.00 in all AADM and TH courses.
  • Upper-Division Credit: Total hours must include at least 40 hours in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • Hours in One Department: For B.A. and B.S. degrees, no more than 54 hours in one department may be applied to degree requirements.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  1. General Education Requirements
    No more than two courses (or eight hours) from the major department may be used to meet General Education and College and Departmental Requirements. The General Education required English Composition, required U.S. History, required American Government, one required MATH or STAT course, and required foreign language for B.A. degrees do not count against the two-course maximum.
  2. A&S College/Departmental Requirements
    1. Arts and Humanities are defined as any course carrying an (H) designation or courses from AMST, ART, DANC, ENGL (except ENGL 3323 Technical Writing) HIST, MUSI, PHIL (except PHIL 1313 Logic and Critical Thinking (A), PHIL 3003 Symbolic Logic (A) and PHIL 4003 Mathematical Logic and Computability), REL, TH, and foreign languages.
    2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences are defined as any course from the following prefixes: ASTR, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CS (except CS 4883 Social Issues in Computing), GEOL, MATH, MICR, PBIO, PHYS, and STAT; or courses from other departments that carry an (A) or (N) general education designation.
    3. The required six hours of upper-division General Education may not include courses from the student’s major department. This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student’s degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
    4. Non-Western Studies Requirement for B.A. and B.F.A.; One 3-hour course in Non-Western Studies (N.W.). This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student's degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
    5. The College of Arts & Sciences requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major requirements and a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major-prefix courses applied to the degree.
  3. Foreign Language Proficiency
    1. The foreign language requirement for the B.A. may be satisfied by 9 hours college credit in the same language, which must include 3 hours at the 2000-level, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; TOEFL exam; presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates the high school was primarily conducted in a language other than English; etc.). Computer Science courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement. Currently Arabic and Mvskoke are not offered at the 2000-level at OSU.
    2. The foreign language requirement for the B.S., B.M. and B.F.A. may be satisfied by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language (passing grades at second-year level of study). It may also be satisfied by 6 hours college credit in the same language, which must include language courses 1713 and 1813, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; TOEFL exam; presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates the high school was primarily conducted in a language other than English; etc.). Computer Science courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
    3. In addition to a. and b., students pursuing teacher certification must meet novice-high foreign language proficiency by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language with no grade below B. Or, students may complete 3 hours college credit in a single language with no grade below C (or pass an advanced standing examination, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, or Oral Proficiency Interview developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, equivalent to 3 hours of college credit.) Or, students may meet the requirement by transfer of documentation of meeting the foreign language competency from one of the teacher education programs in the State of Oklahoma approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
  4. Exclusions
    1. Courses used to satisfy the General Education English Composition, U.S. History, American Government, and Mathematics or Statistics requirements will not count toward the 54-hour maximum allowed from one department.
    2. Courses with ATHL or LEIS prefixes and leisure activity courses may not be used for degree credit.
  5. Teacher Certification
    Students can satisfy the requirements for secondary schools teaching certification while earning a B.A. or B.S. in the College of Arts & Sciences. Those interested should see their Arts and Sciences advisor and the OSU Professional Education Unit in room 325 Willard.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.

Finish in Four Plan of Study

The plan below is an example of how students can successfully complete degree requirements in four years. This suggested class schedule plan may be used as a guide and can be adjusted based on individual needs. Students are required to meet with an academic adviser prior to enrollment each semester to plan their class schedule, and students are ultimately responsible for completing all degree requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A) (or higher (except 1493)) 3
ART 1103 Drawing I 3
1713 First Semester Foreign Language 3
General Education courses 7
 Hours16
Spring
1813 Second Semester Foreign Language 3
General Education courses 11
 Hours14
Sophomore
Fall
AADM 1203 Introduction to Arts Administration 3
ART 2423 Graphic Design I 3
2000-level Foreign Language 3
General Education courses 6
 Hours15
Spring
AADM 2103 Fundraising for the Arts 3
AADM 2500 Practicum in Arts Administration 2
College and Elective courses 10
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
AADM 3203 Approaches in Arts Administration 3
Major, College, and Elective courses 12
 Hours15
Spring
MC 2023
Electronic Communication
or Graphic Design II
3
Major, College, and Elective courses 12
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
AADM 4203 Senior Project in Arts Administration 3
Major, College, and Elective courses 12
 Hours15
Spring
Major, College, and Elective courses 15
 Hours15
 Total Hours120