The curriculum provides an awareness and understanding of the historical and contemporary significance of art as a unique feature of society. Major programs offer the opportunity for professional artistic development while incorporating subjects that lead to a liberal education. These major programs prepare the student for a range of professional opportunities or later graduate study in advertising, communications, fine art, and art history. As an enrichment for our students, the department sponsors exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and other events related to the visual arts.
The Department of Art offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Arts (BA), and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees through extensive course work in fine arts, and art history. Candidates for the BFA degree may select an option in fine arts. The BFA is a pre-professional degree. Candidates for the BS degree may select the Fine Arts option, and candidates for the BA degree may select an option in fine arts or art history. The College of Liberal Arts requirements for the BFA differ from other degree programs (see BFA in Applied Visual Arts).
The Art History minor combines an introduction to art history with an opportunity to explore advanced topics. The Visual Arts minor is a studio concentration in fine arts. The department also participates in the New Media Communications minors (multimedia, telemedia, and print media) listed in the Interdisciplinary Studies section of this catalog.
Undergraduate Majors :
Art (BA, BS)
Applied Visual Arts (BFA)
--Fine Arts BFA
Graduate Minor Art : Areas of Concentration