Department of Visual Arts
What can I do with a degree in Visual Arts?
Visual arts graduates work as graphic designers, photographers, teachers, web and media designers, arts administrators and self-supporting artists. Some graduates choose to study at the graduate level and go on to become architects or professors.
What will I learn?
The first year of the program emphasizes basic design principles, color theory and a general view of visual culture. This provides a foundation for later specialization in typography, branding, web design and other discipline-specific areas.
As an art major or minor, your powers of observation, your perception and your understanding of the visual environment will increase. You'll learn to exercise judgement, to think creatively and independently, and to express yourself confidently using visual media. Individuals with a disciplined work ethic will learn problem-solving methods using analytic and synthetic reasoning and to balance hard reasoning with fantasy and play.
- Bachelor's degree
Visual Arts majors may choose from six different emphases
- Art Education Composite (BS, BA or BFA)
- General Art (BA)
- Photography (BFA)
- Three Dimensional (BFA)
- Two Dimensional (BFA)
- Visual Communication (BFA)
- Minors available
- Art History
- Art Teaching
- BIS emphasis
- Design for Digital Media
What is the application process?
Although there is no application deadline, we encourage you to apply early and register for classes. Contact the Department of Visual Arts for specific information or to schedule an advisement time.