Art and Design

Browse Majors & Minors

Our program includes a variety of traditional and digital media, offering both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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Art & Design offers three major programs

1. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree is a pre-professional program in studio art or design. The B.F.A. is offered in the areas of

  • Graphic Arts: Graphic Design, Photography and New Media Arts (Motion Graphics and Digital Imaging) 
  • Three Dimensional Design: Ceramics and Sculpture and 3-D Printing Technology.
  • Drawing & Painting: Life Drawing, Story Boarding, Oil Painting, Watercolor, and Printmaking (lithography, Silkscreen, Intaglio and wood cut). 

2. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program provides a more general study suitable for those wishing to combine their study of art with other liberal arts disciplines.

3. The teaching major (B.A. with a K-12 certification) is combined with a major in Secondary Education to prepare those planning to teach in the public schools.

Art and Art History Minors

The art minor is comprised of 24 credits of studio art while the art history minor requires 24 credits of art history. If you’re looking to become a curator or gallery director, we offer courses and internships in arts management.

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Recent Stories

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    Jillian Dickson and Benjamin Lambert are our two new faculty members in the studio arts area. Beginning the fall semester of 2015 Jillian will be teaching Drawing and Painting while Benjamin will be teaching Ceramics and Sculpture that will include 3-D Printing Techniques.

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    “Art can exist outside a gallery and a museum, and it can be part of the every day world. The students brought art to Alma in a way that our community had not yet experienced.” — Jillian Dickson

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    Artwork by Megan and Kristin Quinn are featured in the Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery. “The Quinn sisters present the opportunity to re-imagine landscapes and the idea of the exotic,” says Daniel Connolly, gallery director.