VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT DEGREES
The Visual Arts Department courses aim to sharpen and heighten perception and skills in all students. The Department is composed of recognized practicing professional artists and art historians who are familiar with the contemporary art world.
The Visual Arts Department offers three baccalaureate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art.
Students who major in the Visual Arts are offered an opportunity to center their studies around the practice and history of the visual experience. Concentrations are available in painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and sculpture.
Students who major in Art Education prepare themselves to meet minimum requirements for provisional certification as a teacher of Art K through 12.
Students who major in Studio Art prepare themselves for graduate schooling in Art or entry into a wide variety of art-related careers.
All Visual Arts majors must complete the foundation program: Art 101, 102, 150.1, 152.1, 154.1, 155, 170 and 171. A senior thesis show is required of all graduating seniors.
Visual Art majors may formulate individual minors with the approval of the Visual Arts Department Chair and the Dean. Internships are available with the approval of the Chair.
Students in all disciplines may select Visual Arts for a double major, completing 36 hours in Art as well as the requirements of the other major. Permission for a double major must be approved by the appropriate department chairs and deans.