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Three degree options leading to exciting and fulfilling career tracks in the visual arts. These include; Animation, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, 3-D modeling, Art History, and  Arts Management just to name a few. Review our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) , Bachelor of Arts (BA) or our Program of Emphases offerings. We also have a minor in Art and Art History.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art and Design) Degree Requirements:

Completion of 80 credits in ART (142 overall)

  1. 28 Credits, Core Requirements: ART 101, 111, 112, 120, 150, 162, 213
  2. 4 additional Credits, Art History
  3. 32 Credits, obtain at least one Concentration: choose from the following:
    • Ceramics: ART 140, 240, 250, 340, 440 and 12 additional credits of pre-approved electives in the area of concentration
    • Drawing and Painting: ART 261, 262, 361, 362, 461, 462 and 8 additional credits of pre-approved electives in the area of concentration
    • Graphic Design: ART 230, 331, 332, 333, 334, NMS 232, ART/NMS 385, and at least 4 credits from any of the following: ART 222, 224, 430, or other pre-approved electives from ART or NMS
    • Photography: ART 224, 324, 424, 425, NMS 232, ART/NMS 385, and at least 8 credits from the following: ART 222, 320, 460, NMS 204, 210, 220, 381 or other pre-approved electives from ART or NMS
    • Sculpture: ART 140, 240, 250, 350, 450, PHY 140, and 8 additional credits of pre-approved electives in the area of concentration
  4. 12 Credits, ART Electives: at least 8 of which must be upper level.
  5. 4 Credits, Capstone: ART 501, ART 502
  6. Senior Exhibition: Student Exhibition of caliber, Successful Advisory Board and ART Faculty Review.
  7. Maintain 3.0 GPA, 3.5 GPA Art Classes

Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) Degree Requirements:

Completion of 36 credits in Art

  1. 20 Credits, Core Requirements: ART 101, 111, 112, 120, 150
  2. 4 Credits: Upper level Quill Course in Art History
  3. 8 Credits Studio Electives (must be upper level)
  4. 4 Credits, Capstone: ART 501, ART 502
  5. Senior Exhibition: Student Exhibition of caliber, Successful Advisory Board and ART Faculty Review.

Students who pursue the B.A. degree and plan to enter the art market after graduation are strongly encouraged to pursue additional credits to obtain a concentration in a specific area.  Additional options are available to pursue courses in Animation, Graphic Novel and Comic Design through our partnership with Duncan of Jordanstone College of art and Design (DJCAD) at the University of Dundee in Scotland.


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