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B.A. in Art and Design

B.A. in Art and Design

  • QS World University Rankings
    =494
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design is a four-year degree program with two options: Art and Culture or Visual Culture Studies. Both options require students to complement their art coursework with study in an area outside of the College of Design. This can include a second major or minor, or an alternative program of study approved by your academic adviser. Many students pursue this BA degree in conjunction with a second major or a minor such as journalism, advertising, business, history or psychology. The two Art and Design curricula provide a solid liberal arts educational experience that can be a springboard into a wide array of graduate school and career opportunities, including art criticism, art history, art sales, corporate art collections, gallery/museum studies, and art therapy. Art and Culture Option: The Art and Culture option provides a general studies degree in which students combine art with another area of interest. Students create their own programs of study, which may can include another major or minor in a subject taught outside the College of Design. This concentration emphasizes studio components. Required courses include three (3) art or design history courses (two at the 300/400 level). Visual Culture Studies Option: For students who are really interested in art history or museum studies, the Visual Culture Studies option allows the student to take a larger number of courses in those topics. Required courses include several art or design history courses at the 300/400 level, which may include a museum or gallery internship.