Lang’s General Degree Requirements
In addition to the requirements outlined here, Lang has specific requirements, including a minimum number of credits in liberal arts courses as well as college residency requirements. All students should read Lang’s General Degree Requirements and consult with both their Student Success advisor and their Departmental Faculty Advisor each semester to ensure that they are on track to graduate.
To be sure your Degree Works account reflects the information in this worksheet, students should forward any approved exemptions from the following requirements to their Student Success advisor.
Undergraduates in the BA-MA program can earn up to 18 credits (depending on the master's program) in New School master's courses and apply those graduate credits to both their BA and their MA. Submission of the Bachelor’s-Master’s application is required (members of the direct-entry cohort do not have to submit an application but do have to declare the Bachelor's-Master's combination they wish to pursue). Students should consult their Departmental Faculty Advisor and their Student Success advisor if they are pursuing a BA/MA, including the one offered in The Arts:
- BA The Arts - MA Liberal Studies
Requirements for the BA in The Arts with a concentration in Visual Studies
As of fall 2020, students declaring the major in The Arts must take 12 courses, outlined as follows. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to meet the requirements for the major in The Arts. Declare your major by following the process outlined in Declaring Your Major. Students who have declared the major in The Arts before fall 2020 but wish to follow the fall 2020 curriculum can consult their Student Success advisor about submitting a Change of Catalog Year request.
Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Track your progress using the program worksheet (below). See the university course catalog for fall 2023 Visual Studies courses that fulfill these requirements.
- LVIS 2001 Introduction to Art History (3-4 credits)
- Choose one (3-4 credits):
- LVIS 2010 Exhibitions as History
- LVIS 2240 Art and Collecting Culture
Other required courses:
- LVIS 3001 Methods of Art History and Visual Studies (3-4 credits)
- LVIS 3250 Practicing Curating (3-4 credits)
- 2 studio or practice-based Visual Studies courses (6-8 credits)
- 2 visual studies or art history electives (6-8 credits)
- 3 Interarts (LINA) courses (9-12 credits)
- Choose one (3-4 credits):
- LINA 4900 Interarts (LINA) Senior Seminar
- An approved independent or collaborative project
Total credits: 36-48