Visual Arts Major (B.A.)

Program Overview

The Visual Arts Major is most suited for students seeking a diversified academic experience combined with a focus in art. Approximately one-third of the curriculum is based in studio courses and two-thirds in general education subjects, allowing students to explore their studio concentration within the context of a broad liberal arts education. The program is based in the Department of Art and Design. For further information, go to: Visual Arts, (BA).

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Core Requirements
ARFD 100Perceptual Drawing3
ARFD 101Process and Media I - Surface3
ARFD 102Drawing as Research3
ARFD 103Color and Light3
ARFD 104Process and Media II—Space3
Program Core Requirements
ARFD 106Digital Literacy3
ARFD 200Process and Media III—Time3
ARHT 105Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval (Program Core Requirements)3
ARHT 106Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern3
ARHT 102Visual Culture3
ARFD 400Art and Design Forum3
ARHT 101Art in Non-Western Societies3
or ARTX 201 Culture and Appearance
Choose 5 courses from the following:15
Major Electives
Objects in Clay
3D and Extended Media
Accessory Design
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Creating Your Startup Business Model
Preparing to Pitch and Launch Your Startup
Cooperative Education Experience II
Visual Arts Studio
ENTR 201The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation3
ARST 301Integrative Studio I: Interdisciplinary Process3
ARST 311Integrative Studio II: Research, Making and Collaboration3
ARST 401Integrative Studio III: Prototyping and Digital Strategies3
ARST 411Integrative Studio IV: Senior Thesis Project3
ARHT 401Introduction to Art Theory and Practices3
COED 401Cooperative Education Experience I3
Total Credits72