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Interdisciplinary Film Minor

The College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Film Minor is a 21-hour program. Students are required to take 12 hours of electives and 9 hours within a concentration. (Note that some courses in concentrations may have additional prerequisites.) Coursework must be chosen from a minimum of 2 departments. Concentration sequences are offered in the areas of film studies, animation/experimental video production, documentary video production, and narrative video production. Students may petition to substitute courses for electives up to 6 credit hours. Contact the director of the minor for information regarding elective course substitutions. Substitutions must be approved 6 months before graduation.

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Leonardo Art & Engineering Graduate Certificate

Leonardo da Vinci is recognized as embodying the concept of the Renaissance Man as he was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, and inventor - an accomplished artist of the 16th century and a perfect example of interdisciplinary endeavors.

In this spirit of the Renaissance Person, the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Art & Art History bring their collective expertise and experience together to offer a new interdisciplinary Category A certificate program involving an integrated art and engineering curriculum.

The Leonardo Art & Engineering program crosses traditional boundaries between academic disciplines and forges new collaborations to create a scholar/scientist/artist ready to meet the demands of the 21st century.

The objectives for the program are to:
  • Provide cross-disciplinary training in simulation, art, visualization, and virtual reality to students with a BS/BA degree in Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Business, or Healthcare-related disciplines for addressing marketing, education/training, entertainment, product development, and design application demand of the 21st century growth area in 3D and VR technologies.
  • Offer a mechanism for the large number of practicing artists, engineers, healthcare professionals, business managers, and game developers in Alabama and Birmingham to acquire additional training and education in simulation, 3D visualization, and VR.
  • Provide a specialized education suitable to the needs of in-state, out-of-state, and international students interested in the application of 3D visualization, VR, and simulation to the industry or business segment of their preference.  The program will provide the students with highly specialized and marketable skills.

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BFA Art Studio

The Department of Art and Art History’s Bachelor of Fine Arts degree offers students an intensive exploration across a breadth of media and within a depth of discipline that allows the undergraduate student to prepare to be an artist or designer, begin a career in the arts, or to continue their studies in graduate school.  Students gain skills and competencies including: team-based learning, technology, communication, aesthetic judgment, interdisciplinary and innovative approaches, critical analysis, and professional development throughout their program of study. The BFA exhibition, a highlight of the undergraduate career, both demonstrates and celebrates the students’ accomplishments.  

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BA Art Studio

The BA degree in Art is offered for students who seek a liberal arts education with a specific concentration in art studio. Whatever their media, our students experience the possibilities of what it means to create artwork that transforms the world in which they live.

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MA Art History

The Master of Arts degree in Art History, offered jointly with the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, is the only art history graduate program in the state. The MA degree in Art History prepares students for further academic study at the doctoral level or for professional careers in teaching, museums, galleries, and other arts-related fields. Students may enroll on either campus and must take at least 6 hours of course work on the other campus. 

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BA Art History

The Bachelor of Arts in Art History allows students to achieve knowledge and proficiency in broad areas of art history, across time periods and cultures, in visual literacy, and in critical thinking.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in museums, galleries, non-profit organizations, and other cultural institutions, or have pursued further graduate study in art history, arts education, historic preservation, arts management, and library science.

Important area resources for art history students include the Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art, and numerous local and regional art spaces and galleries. The department also maintains a regular program of visiting artists, scholars, and critics.

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CONTACT THE ART HISTORY FACULTY: CATHLEEN CUMMINGS, JESSICA DALLOW, HEATHER MCPHERSON, NOA TUREL
UAB UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES ADVISING OFFICE

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