Degrees & Programs

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Craft your studies, create your future.

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The Department of Art and Art History offers undergraduate degrees rooted in a progressive, challenging, and engaging curriculum. Our programs offer opportunities for international and interdisciplinary study and support our students’ individual paths in research and creative artistry.

Our program begins with our Foundations classes, an intense inquiry into fundamental questions of color, space, materials, and art history that lays the groundwork for your arts education. After completing the requirements of the Foundations Program and a sophomore portfolio review, students can choose upper division courses in one of our ten concentration areas - often students opt to do more than one concentration.

A Bachelor of Art is a liberal arts degree that spans the arts and other disciplines that spark your imagination. You’ll become skillful in the studio arts and learn how your art form fits into the trajectory of history, thought, and cultural context.

Bachelor of Art

Art History

EXPAND YOUR WORLDVIEW & DEVELOP UNDERSTANDING

The Art History concentration seeks to develop students' critical and analytical skills and the ability to comprehend global visual arts within social, historical, cultural, and aesthetic frameworks. You’ll develop an understanding about the visual and material culture of societies from around the world. Our Art History program champions a global history of art, offering courses from that range from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary African art, Women in Art to Native North American art. Students in art history go on to careers in academia, museums, historical societies, and auction houses, and can apply their skills in visual literacy and analytical research to a wide range of careers.

Integrated Visual Studies provides an opportunity for students to integrate knowledge from the visual arts, study in another discipline, reflect on personal experiences, and integrate learning through an inter- or transdisciplinary lens. You will learn how your art form fits into the trajectory of history, thought, and cultural context. By participating across disciplines and identifying your role in the larger professional and scholastic communities, you’ll be prepared for transition into your career or further study.

Integrated Visual Studies

IDENTIFY YOUR ROLE AS A MAKER AND A THINKER

Explore your creativity, hone your technique. Check out our options for a Bachelor in Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Art

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Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) with Studio Concentration

Our B.F.A program is a professional degree for the studio art major. You’ll explore various mediums and gain a foundational knowledge base in art history. You’ll get opportunities to learn from masters of their crafts as well as look back upon art throughout the ages, different forms of expression, and their impact on society. You will have diverse studio experiences designed to provide both depth and breadth and gain the fundamental knowledge and mastery of process necessary to communicate meaning in a work of art.

Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) in Art Education

Our B.F.A program is a professional degree for the studio art major. You’ll explore various mediums and gain a foundational knowledge base in art history. You’ll get opportunities to learn from masters of their crafts as well as look back upon art throughout the ages, different forms of expression, and their impact on society. You will have diverse studio experiences designed to provide both depth and breadth and gain the fundamental knowledge and mastery of process necessary to communicate meaning in a work of art.

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