Bachelor of Arts

 

Major in Art

The BA Degree in Art is a more generalized program than the BFA. BA candidates must complete the three foundations courses and five additional required studio courses. Four art electives must also be completed, of which no more than three can be within the same art discipline. The two introductory Art History survey courses are also required for the major. Unlike the BFA Degree, this degree allows students to pursue a minor from another discipline. This approach allows a student to concentrate in fine art while taking advantage of a wide variety of 21-credit minor offerings campus-wide for a rounded more liberal arts degree.

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Major in Art - Graphic Design Emphasis

The BA Graphic Design program is intended to develop students as creative graphic designers with career development paths as graphic production designers, print designers, and web designers in a competitive job market. This degree must be approached with an additional minor from another discipline unlike those selecting the BFA degree. This approach allows a student to concentrate in fine art and graphic design while taking advantage of a wide variety of 21-credit minor offerings campus wide and is particularly useful when balancing business courses, advertising and web information development courses for a rounded more liberal arts degree approach.

The BA Degree in Art is a more generalized program than the BFA. BA candidates must complete the three foundations courses and five additional required studio courses. Four art electives must also be completed, of which no more than three can be within the same art discipline. The two introductory Art History survey courses are also required for the major. Unlike the BFA Degree, this degree allows students to pursue a minor from another discipline. This approach allows a student to concentrate in fine art while taking advantage of a wide variety of 21-credit minor offerings campus-wide for a rounded more liberal arts degree.

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Major in Art History

The Art History major allows students to specialize in the history of art within the broader art program. Each art history major must take three introductory survey courses which introduce the chronological range of Western art history from prehistory to the present. Students must take nine additional upper division courses, in any of the areas of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th Century and 20th Century art. Majors must also complete four semesters of foreign language, and complete an English competency requirement.

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Major in Media Arts and Game Development - Visual Media Design Emphasis

The Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) major allows students to specialize in the visual aspects of media design within the broader art program. Each MAGD major must take five core courses which introduce the fundamental skills of the discipline. Students must take seven additional upper division courses, three at the intermediate level and two at the advanced level. Students must also choose two additional elective courses from one of the other MAGD emphases - Communication/Gaming and/or Technology. Two team-based projects courses provide a capstone for the degree program.

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