We offer 2 types of Undergraduate Degrees:
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts degree is a flexible program which includes the general studies curriculum, a major in art with a studio oncentration, and a minor field. The major area consists of 48 hours of approved art courses includng:
- ART 111
- ART 112
- ART 134
- ART 233
- ART 234
- ART 240
- ART 499
- 6 hours of upper level art history
- 21 hours of studio courses numbered 300 or above
- 12 hours must be taken from one studio area with course work in at least two other areas
Bachelor of Fine Arts
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a professional advanced undergraduate curriculum incorporating a studio area of emphasis of 18 hours and study in at least two other studio areas. The B.F.A. degree includes the University general studies curriculum
and 84 hours of approved art courses, including 18 hours of art history.
Foreign language is recommended to fulfill the fine arts requirement in the general studies curriculum. To apply for candidacy to the B.F.A. program, a student must meet the following requirements:
- Complete ART 111, or 112
- Complete ART 134, 233, 234, and 240
- Complete 12 hours of general studies curriculum
- Have a minimum 2.50 GPA overall and a minimum 3.00 overall in the major
All potential candidates must present a portfolio of work from their courses for formal review by the Art Department faculty for approval prior to entrance to the B.F.A. program. All students accepted into the program will be reviewed for retention in the program.
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication Design: Graphic Design and Beyond
The course of study integrates both the classroom and studio in the pursuit of a degree. Both of these areas are designed to assist students in developing a professional portfolio by the completion of their program. During their study they will work closely under the guidance of the faculty.