Rather than offering degrees in a single medium (such as painting or photography), the Department of Art and Art History offers two undergraduate degrees in Studio Art that each allows students to study across a broad range of mediums, including Painting + Drawing, Photography, Print, Sculpture + Extended Media, and Transmedia. Students who will benefit most from our studio art program are those interested in working creatively across multiple media and want to enroll in sequential levels of the various courses offered in the seven studio art areas. Students who desire to study in just one medium for an undergraduate degree may want to consider other studio art programs.
Studio art majors earn either a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The BFA Studio Art degree is well suited for students who are primarily interested in developing their artistic skills to prepare for graduate study or for a professional career in the visual arts either as a practicing artist or in a related field.
The Bachelor of Arts in Art in Studio Art degree is structured much like a liberal arts degree. The elective hours included in this degree make it appropriate for students who have an interest outside of the department, such as a simultaneous major in another college or an academic or pre-professional program such as pre-med.