Offered as a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Major
Students working toward a BA or BS in Art can expect a studio-intensive program that emphasizes mentorship and collaboration with faculty and students while enhancing technical ability through media-specific training. The Art curriculum is designed to give students the skills they need for life as creative professionals. Class discussions challenge and expand each student’s understanding of the creative process, and provide contemporary and historical context for art practice.
Students have opportunities to exhibit work in multiple gallery spaces on campus, either individually or as part of a group show. Additionally, local exhibiting opportunities abound, with many local businesses and restaurants showing student work. Students working toward a BA or a BS often choose to minor in another area, rounding their skill sets and further preparing them to lead in a diverse and changing professional world.
If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of art theory and art history while at the same time sharpening your working methods in the studio, then this is the degree for you.
This studio-intensive program is centered on faculty mentorship and collaboration amongst the student cohort. Committed to a rigorous and interdisciplinary approach, the Art program challenges students to be inventive, engaged, and committed leaders in the field.
The Capstone is an opportunity for students to create a bridge to the work they plan to do after they graduate. The Capstone class provides a workshop environment for students to develop and complete a body of work through the processes of ideation, research, writing, professional presentation, and documentation.