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Integrated Arts Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2016 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • Read the course descriptions.

General Education Requirements
(43 credits)

General Education requirements for all new students entering UB in fall 2016 and after.

Integrated Arts Program Requirements (48 credits)

Foundation Requirements (6 credits)

  • The Arts in Society (ARTS 201)
  • Technology and the Arts (ARTS 202)

Production Classes (9 credits)

Choose three from the same general area of study, or speak with your adviser about alternative options:

  • Computer Graphics: Publishing (CMAT 211)
  • Computer Graphics: Imaging (CMAT 212)
  • Introduction to Design (CMAT 215)
  • History of Graphic Design (CMAT 216)
  • Principles of Design (CMAT 357)
  • Digital Design (CMAT 358)
  • Digital Photography (CMAT 364)
  • Producing Sound Portraits (CMAT 366)
  • Photojournalism (CMAT 368)
  • Digital Video (CMAT 369)
  • Multimedia Design & Production (CMAT 456)
  • Advanced Audio Video Production (CMAT 469)
  • Introduction to Game Design (COSC 150)
  • Internet Technologies: Mastering the
    Basics (COSC 155)
  • Graphics for Game Design (COSC 160)
  • Introduction to 3-D Graphics (COSC 260)
  • 3-D Modeling (COSC 410)
  • Audio in Games (COSC 414)
  • Oral Interpretation of Literature (ENGL 334/CMAT 334)
  • Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL 215)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Memoir (ENGL 387)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (ENGL 382)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Fiction (ENGL 381)
  • Creative Writing Workshop: Screenwriting
    (ENGL 384/CMAT 363)
  • Publication & Performance (ENGL 401)
  • Special Topics in Integrated Arts (ARTS 397)
  • Independent Study in Integrated Arts (ARTS 489)

Analysis Classes (9 credits)

Choose three, or speak with your adviser about alternative options:

  • Music & Arts as Craft (ARTS 101)
  • World Music (ARTS 121)
  • Topics in Integrated Arts (ARTS 397)
  • Independent Study in Integrated Arts (ARTS 489) 
  • Baltimore in the Media (CMAT 130)
  • Decoding Media (CMAT 231)
  • Interpreting Pop Culture (CMAT 271)
  • Media Genres (CMAT 333/ENGL 333)
  • Media Criticism (CMAT 475)
  • Games, Simulations and Society (COSC 460)
  • The Experience of Literature (ENGL 200)
  • Exploring Literature (ENGL 250)
  • Wells of the Past: Classical Foundations (ENGL 311)
  • Worlds Beyond the West (ENGL 313)
  • The Short Story (ENGL 315)
  • Modern Poetry (ENGL 316)
  • The Novel (ENGL 317)
  • Topics in International Literature (ENGL 319)
  • Contemporary Literature (ENGL 320)
  • Children’s Literature (ENGL 327)
  • Young Adult Literature & Culture (ENGL 328)
  • Literature & Film (ENGL 332)
  • Great Plays (ENGL 337)
  • Modern Drama (ENGL 338)
  • American Literature to 1900 (ENGL 341)
  • Melville, Poe & Whitman: American
    Voyagers (ENGL 342)
  • American Literature Since 1900 (ENGL 344)
  • The American Dream (ENGL 346)
  • Multiethnic American Literature (ENGL 348)
  • American Identities: Explorations in the American Past & Present (ENGL 349)
  • Ancient Myth: Paradigms & Transformations 
  • (ENGL 351)
  • Love in Literature (ENGL 354)
  • Tolkien: Master of Fantasy (ENGL 358)
  • The Hero & the Quest (ENGL 361)
  • Dante, Chaucer & Cervantes: Three Versions of Pilgrimage (ENGL 362)
  • Shakespeare: Kings, Knaves & Fools (ENGL 364)
  • Shakespeare: Love, Myth & Metamorphosis
  • (ENGL 365)
  • Milton, Blake & Yeats: Poet as Prophet (ENGL 366)
  • Women's Literary History (ENGL 371)
  • Topics in Women's Literature (ENGL 372)
  • Austen, the Brontes & Woolf: Rooms of Their Own (ENGL 374)
  • Topics in Language & Society (ENGL 391)
  • The Archaeology of Language (ENGL 392)
  • Understanding Narrative (ENGL 395)
  • Literary Theory & Interpretation (ENGL 397)
  • Literature in Society (ENGL 400)
  • The Elizabethan Renaissance: In the Green World (ENGL 421)
  • The Metaphysical Moment: From T.S. Eliot to 
  • John Donne (ENGL 431)
  • The Age of Reason (ENGL 432)
  • The Romantic Imagination (ENGL 441)
  • The Victorian Paradox (ENGL 442)
  • The Great Moderns (ENGL 450)
  • Seminar in English (ENGL 498)

Professional Application Classes (9 credits)

Choose three:

  • The Business of Being an Artist (ARTS 351)
  • Essentials of Arts Management (ARTS 352)
  • Special Topics in Integrated Arts (ARTS 397)
  • Independent Study in Integrated Arts (ARTS 489)
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Leadership (CSCE 301)
  • Fundamentals of Grant Writing (CSCE 302)
  • Nonprofit Management (CSCE 400)
  • The Economic Way of Thinking (ECON 200)
  • Managerial Economics (ECON 305)
  • The Entrepreneurial Experience (ENTR 300)
  • Opportunity Assessment and Development (ENTR 320)
  • Personal Finance (FIN 300)
  • Financial Management (FIN 331)
  • Public Administration (GVPP 320)
  • American Public Policy (GVPP 324) 
  • Interest Group Politics and Lobbying (GVPP 463) 
  • Human Resource Management (MGMT 300)
  • Management and Organizational Behavior (MGMT 301)
  • any advanced management course
  • Marketing Management (MKTG 301)
  • Marketing Communication (MKTG 415)
  • Advanced Marketing Management (MKTG 460)

Major Electives (9 credits)

Choose an additional three courses from among the Production Classes, Analysis Classes and Professional Application Classes.

Capstone Requirements (6 credits)

  • Internship (ARTS 475)
  • Senior Seminar (ARTS 476)

Performance Studies: Baltimore Specialization

In this specialization, you'll study acting theory, voice and movement with professional actors and guest artists from Everyman Theatre and the Hippodrome Theatre.

General Electives

  • First Year Seminar: Introduction to University Learning (IDIS 101) 
    freshmen only; transfer students replace this with a different elective

Complete as many courses as necessary from any discipline to fulfill your 120-credit requirement to graduate.

Information Literacy Requirement

Meet the UB Information Literacy graduation requirement by successfully completing the following:

  • Introduction to Information Literacy (INFO 110)
    transfer students should take both ARTS 201 and WRIT 300 to satisfy the Information Literacy Requirement
as of fall 2014