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BA in Art

BA in Art

  • QS World University Rankings
    342
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
The Northeastern art student is offered a flexible program in the College of Arts, Media and Design from areas in studio art, music, theater, architecture and communications. With a combination of drawing, painting, art history, as well as a plethora of other art and design electives, students mold their own art program. In addition, along with Northeastern’s humanities, language, sciences, social studies, the art student is fully immersed into a well-rounded liberal arts education to be applied and paired with other academic fields. Students have the chance to study abroad in Ireland for the entire summer to earn academic credits toward their art requirements with 24/7 access to their own studio. Students can also enroll in studio art electives at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Co-op opportunities span from art galleries or the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to independent studios and hospital art therapy teams. Today it is evident that the knowledge and skills to create and innovate through the arts is extremely valuable to many organizations in all fields of interest. Career outlooks for the Northeastern art student include graduate school, gallery management, museum curating, and creative leadership in design and medical organizations (art therapy), just to name a few. This major is offered as a BA in Art, with or without a concentration in Visual Studies. Co-op divisions are YA and ZA. A studio-based fine art program that offers a broad and deep exploration of what it means to be culturally aware, skilled, and productive, the BA in Art balances studio courses in drawing/painting and digital media with art history and visual studies. Students’ education, experience, and training in understanding cultural practices take full advantage of the remarkable scope of the College of Arts, Media and Design. The focus of obtaining a well-rounded liberal arts education, within a broad study of the arts and humanities, is complemented by the study of a language and its cultural context and knowledge in the natural, physical, and social sciences. Some courses in this program are offered in Ireland, a cultural treasure-house amid natural splendor, where students may have an intensive and immersive experience. There students make art in their own studios in an art school equipped with all the tools and resources an artist requires. Select courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), adjacent to the Northeastern campus, permit students to discover new talents and interests. Most important, ample elective choices include study-abroad programs and span the complete range of offerings of our college.