Visual Art

The Visual Art degrees allow students to design an academic experience tailored to their interests and goals. By choosing and combining courses from across a variety of studio areas, students direct their own educational path.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The first year is spent in Foundations where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills.

After the foundation year, students select five introductory courses from across the seven studio areas:

  • Ceramics
  • Expanded Media
  • Metalsmithing/Jewelry
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles/Fibers

The intent is for students to explore a variety of mediums in order to determine how they would like to focus their advanced studies. In addition, fundamental concepts and strategies of artmaking are reinforced, even as new techniques and approaches from various disciplines are introduced.

Students are required to take 15 hours of Art History, one additional drawing course beyond foundations, as well as the Professional Activities Seminar.

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