Degree Programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - 
Studio Option (Art , Graphic Design , or Theatre emphasis)


Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - 
Art Education Option (State teaching licensure in Art K-12)


Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) - 
Dance Education Option (State teaching licensure in Dance K-12)

Details regarding academic programs and courses in the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts may be found in the on-line version of the University Catalog.





BFA Degree Program Student Learning Outcomes

In keeping with the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts’ primary mission, graduates of the BFA degree program in Fine and Performing Arts will:

  1. Exhibit skill and depth of application in the primary emphasis: visual art, graphic design, art education, dance education, or theatre.
  2. Integrate knowledge and practice of other arts disciplines into their primary emphasis.
  3. Apply critical and analytical methodologies in their primary emphasis.
  4. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the scope of the arts and their contribution to a global society.
  5. Construct a personal aesthetic perspective.


Art (M-2111)

The minor in Art consists of Art 140, Art History 210-211, and nine hours selected from: Art 150 or any upper-division art course. Total hours required: 18.

Art History (M-2119)
The minor in Art History consists of Art History 210-211; Fine Arts, 410 and nine hours selected from: Art History 320, 330, 340, 350, 391, 410, or FA 310. Total hours required: 18.

Dance (M-2114)
The minor in Dance consists of eight hours in a techniques core selected from Dance 120, 130, 320, 330, 420, or 430. Additional requirements include Dance 110, 150, 240, 350 and 415. Total hours required: 20.

Graphic Design (M-2116)
The minor in Graphic Design consists of Art 120, 140; Art History 320; Graphic Design 210, 220; and three hours selected from: Graphic Design 345, 425, or 435. Total hours required: 18.

Theatre (M-2118)
The minor in Theatre consists of Theatre 110, 111, 220, 221, and three hours selected from: 330, 360, 410, or 430. Three hours selected from Theatre 380, 390 or 420. Total hours required: 18.

Dance Education Program

Students in the Dance Program at The University of Tennessee at Martin have many options for studying dance.

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Vanguard Theatre

A series of original plays written by students in the playwriting classes are presented in the spring. These performances are directed by students from the directing classes.

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