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Curricular competence

Form integral graduates in Visual Arts with a critic, creative and innovative conscience, capable of transmitting through their work and research: the historical moment, ideas, experiences and perceptions; to contribute in the generation, preservation and diffusion of culture.



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Educational Program renowned by the Consejo para la Acreditación de la Educación Superior de las Artes A.C. (CAESA).

Collegiate Organ approval date

November 13, 2015.

Start of operations

January-June 2016.

Entry period


Entry profile

For the applicant to enter the degree in Visual Arts, he or she must have the following profile:

Basic knowledge about:


  • Identifying the subject
  • Identifying the tacit subject
  • Core of the predicate
  • Subordinated proposition
  • Sentence (minimal unit)
  • Organization of compound sentences
  • Conjunctions that express consequence
  • Opposition conjunctions
  • Conditional conjunctions
  • Adjectives
  • Nouns
  • Difference between objective and subjective sentences
  • Speech types (narration)
  • Speech types (descriiption) identifying the main idea, modifiers of the main idea, perspective, main idea.


  • Arithmetic operations,
  • Problem solving,
  • Fractions,
  • Decimal system,
  • Measures (colume, area, mass, time, etc)
  • Percentages,
  • Algebra

Natural Sciences:

  • Scientific knowledge
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Social Sciences:

  • History of Mexico
  • Universal History
  • Geography of Mexico
  • Universal Geography
  • Civility


  • Paragraph comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Syntax
  • Reading

Skills to:

  • Effectively and efficiently communicate orally, written and graphically.
  • Technically and humanely integrate and direct work teams.
  • Develop their creativity.
  • Use concepts and notations.
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Make groups presentations.
  • Adequately use the computer.


  • Proactive.
  • Propositive.
  • Crític.
  • Responsible.
  • Congruent.
  • Innovative.
  • Leadership.
  • Entrepreneur.


  • Liberty.
  • Respect.
  • Responsibility.
Graduate profile

At the conclusion of the degree in Visual Arts, the gradyate will have the following general competences:

  • GC1. Plans the educational and life project in an autonomus manner under the principles of liberty, respect, social responsibility and justice to contribute as an agent of change to the development of the surroundings.
  • GC2. Communicates orally and written in Spanish and in a foreign language to expand the academic, social and professional networks that allow to acquire an international perspective.
  • GC3. Handles ethically and responsibly the information technologues to agilize the academic and professional processes of intercommunication.
  • GC4. Sustains a personal posture on the topics of interest and general pertinence, considering other point of view in a critic, respectful and reflective manner.
  • GC5. Demands and practices healthy life styles that allow an equilibrated academic and professional performance.
  • GC6. Maintains a respectful attitude towards interculturality and the diversity of beliefs, values, ideas and social practices to promote spaces of academic and professional coexistence.
  • GC7. Is sensitive to art and participates in the appreciation and interpretation of the expression of different genres that promote their integral formation.


Specific competences:

  • SC1. Create an artistic work through the analytic reflection, of the multidisciplinary pratice, the use of traditional and emergin technologies for the construction and individual or collective diffusion of artistic and research activities.
  • SC2. Promote learning of arts through didactic processes in academic labors and research-creations that allow the artistic production and the individual or collective research.
  • SC3. Propose theoretic-conceptual arguments to make the critic and self-critic of the artistic production.
  • SC4. Intervene in processes of promotion and diffusion of the artistic work in their cultural context for the social benefit.


Description of acquired knowledge:

  • History of Art.
  • Painting.
  • Engraving.
  • Photography.
  • Sculpture.
  • Multimedia elements.
  • Research.
  • Artistic Education.
  • Esthetics and theory of art.
  • English.


  • Effectively use the world's metalanguage of arts to communicate orally, written, graphic and visual.
  • Conceptualize ideas and visually print them.
  • Integrate multi, trans and interdisciplinary artistic groups.


  • Proactive.
  • Responsible.
  • Innovator.
  • Critic.
  • Tolerant.
  • Constant.


  • Responsability.
  • Freedom.
  • Respect.
  • Justice.
  • Honesty.
  • Colaboration.
  • Loyalty.
  • Solidarity.
  • Equity.
  • Commitment.
  • Integrity.
  • Congruence.
Graduate requirements
  • Cover the respective syllabus.
  • Make among the chosen modlaities by every Divisional Council: Thesis, research or professional exercise; when it is about an artistic career, the examinating jury will evaluate the presentation or execution of the respective work, sustain and pass a general graduate exam.
  • Complete the Professional Service.

Total number of credits of the Educational Program: 232 credits.

  • First inscription
  • Auxiliary computing techniques
  • Esthetics I
  • English I
  • Drawing I
  • Color and Composition workshop
  • Research techniques
  • Second inscription
  • Computing
  • Esthetics II
  • English II
  • Drawing II
  • Spatial exploration workshop
  • Artistic development from the Prehistory to the Romantic
  • Third inscription
  • Mexican prehispanic artistic development
  • Phoography I
  • English III
  • Drawing III
  • Engraving I
  • Artistic develoment century XII to XVII
  • Fourth inscription
  • Painting I
  • Advanced computing
  • English IV
  • Drawing IV
  • Sculpture I
  • Artistic development of XVIII and XIX centuries
  • Fifth inscription
  • Formative optative I
  • English V
  • Artistic development of the XX century until WWII
  • Communication and theory of art
  • Optative
  • Optative
  • Sixth inscription
  • Formative optqative II
  • English VI
  • Contemporary artistic development
  • Optative
  • Optative
  • Optative
  • Seventh inscription
  • Formative optative III
  • Visual studies
  • Optative
  • Optative
  • Optative
  • Optative
  • Eighth inscription
  • Terminal workshop I
  • Critic and evaluation of the work
  • Optative
  • Degree workshop
  • Ninth inscription
  • Terminal workshop II
  • Optatives
  • Painting II
  • Painting III
  • Painting IV
  • Painting V
  • Painting VI
  • Watercolor
  • Photography II
  • Photography III
  • Photography IV
  • Photography V
  • Alternative photography
  • Engraving II
  • Engraving III
  • Engraving IV
  • Engraving V
  • Engraving VI
  • Engraving VII
  • Sculpture II
  • Sculpture III
  • Sculpture IV
  • Sculpture V
  • Installation projects
  • Art, body and technology
  • Art object
  • Advanced drawing I
  • Advanced drawing II
  • Independent video projects
  • Actual trends workshop I
  • Actual trends workshop II
  • Education and Art I
  • Education nad Art II
  • Production of Comemrcial Video
  • Sound Art I
  • Sound Art II
  • Artistic appreciation
  • Seminar actual art. The transition to the art of c. XXI
  • Lathe pottery
  • Glass pottery
  • Advanced pottery
  • Digital drawing
  • Contemporary art and architecture
Offered in:

Campus Guanajuato, Division of Architecture, Art and Design (DAAD)
Venue Marfil
Arts building
Fraccionamiento 1; Col. El Establo S/N; C.P. 36250; Guanajuato, Gto.
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