Bachelor of Arts in Art
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Overview of the program
The overall educational objective of the Visual Arts undergraduate program is to provide students with a foundation in the visual arts and the skill base necessary to build a career in an art related industry.
A concentration is the specialization in one area of the degree program. The concentrations offered in the Bachelor of Arts in Art degree program include:
- Studio Art:
- Digital Art:
- Digital Design
- Art Education
Strengths of the program
Visual Arts continues to develop academic programs and out reach activities, and faculty continue to be innovated, scholarly, and serve the university and community.
- Faculty has received honors and awards for exhibitions and lectures throughout the United States.
- Department houses one of largest and best equipped computer labs in the state.
- Outstanding labs in areas of ceramics, photography, and sculpture.
- Digital Arts program
- Graphic Arts program
Preparing for a job in the program
In preparing for a job, students should:
- Develop a professional body of work.
- Gain experience through internships.
- Focus on a particular area of art and develop competency through course work.
- Acquire computer and studio skills.
Careers in the program
- Film Industry
- Gallery or Museum Field
- Develop Small and Mid-Size Business
- Service Firms
- Retailing and Distribution
- Wholesale Business
- Non-Profit Institutions
- Elementary/Secondary Art Teacher
Starting Salaries after completing the program (estimates only)
Film Industry, $25,000-$50,000
Photography Industry, $30,000-$40,000
Gallery or Museums, $30,000-$40,000
Retail and Distribution, $25,000-$50,000
Wholesale Business, $20,000-$40,000
Campus organizations and activities affiliated with the program
- Ceramics Club
- Design Club
- Visual Arts Society
Related fields that might interest you
- Ad Agencies
- Film Industry
How do I know this is the degree for me?
Common Strengths and interests of students in the program
- Ability to think quickly
- Self confidence
- Sound judgment
- Think out of the box
- Good communication skills
- Ability to work independently
- Problem solver
- Computer skills
On Campus: East Stadium, Room 116