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School of Art + Design

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  • B.A. Studio Art

    As a Studio Art major, you’ll gain a variety of skills and techniques that will enable you to work successfully in fields related to art or to pursue graduate study. This program provides easy access to elective courses, freedom to double major, and opportunities to study off—campus.

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  • B.A. Art History

    To reflect the breadth and variety of art and visual culture, the Art History program offers a diverse, comprehensive curriculum in the history of world cultures. Students learn how to articulate and express their ideas about art while developing research and writing skills as tools for communicating about art.

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  • B.F.A. Studio Art

    A professional studio degree that fosters the development of studio artists and creative thinkers. Students take courses that include topics ranging from historical through contemporary issues in art, technical demonstrations, and rigorous critiques of student work, while having the option to focus on a specific study in one of five concentration areas.

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  • B.F.A. Graphic Design

    The Graphic Design program focuses on sustainability and social impact, while developing a capacity for critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation. Courses will give you the opportunity to study the symbiotic nature of design and culture in local and global communities.

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  • B.F.A. Interior Architecture

    Learn how architectural elements interact and synthesize to meet physical, psychological, social, and intellectual needs of people in a variety of settings. A program designed for those sensitive to the use of materials and details in a built environment, who are attentive to color, enjoy drawing, constructing, and organizing objects and spaces. Now with face-to-face and eCampus degree options.

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  • 4+1 Art Education Masters Program

    Have you always wanted to be an art teacher or recently imagined a career path in art education? Earn a bachelor’s degree in Art and a master’s degree, with a Multi-Age Visual Arts License, in a total of five years!

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  • Museum Studies Certificate

    The museum studies certificate explores the process of collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting historically significant items. This certificate adds value to a variety of degree programs by providing a foundation for students interested in working in museums, educational and interpretive centers, or organizations promoting public outreach and education.

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  • Graduate Programs

    Our graduate students are highly motivated, talented and conceptually inquisitive from a diverse range of artistic practices seeking an interdisciplinary environment. Graduate degrees include an Art History M.A., and M.F.A. degrees in Graphic Design, Ceramics, Printmaking, Painting + Drawing, Photography + Integrated Media, and Sculpture + Expanded Practice.

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    Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition: Frame Of Perception

    April 5, 2021

    This thesis exhibition is an academic capstone required of all BFA undergraduates in finalizing their degrees.

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    Three Faculty Speak to the Value of the Arts Administration Program

    April 1, 2021

    Featuring faculty members who are teaching three (of the four) required foundational courses in the Master of Arts Administration degree. Heather Infantry, Rachel Cornish, and Dr.

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    School of Art + Design welcomes grad to Graphic Design’s Path Speaker Series

    March 18, 2021

    The College of Fine Arts’ School of Art + Design welcomed alumnus John Paolini, BFA’90, as a College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist to speak with current students about his career path in graphic design via the schools’ Path Speaker Series, part of the Graphic Design area’s Spring 2021

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    Arts Administration Student creates community engagement video for local art studio

    March 5, 2021

    Paula Atfield, a student in the MAA program with area specialization in Visual Arts Management, created a video for a creative project in the Introduction to Arts Administration course. The assignment focused on Community Engagement.

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Featured Events

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Tuesday, April 13 School of Art + Design presents: Alphabet Soup 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM Seigfred Hall
Tuesday, April 13 School of Art + Design presents: Frame of Perception 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM Baker University Center
Tuesday, April 13 ART + DESIGN: SPRING ART NIGHTS 6:00 PM — 7:30 PM
Thursday, April 15 School of Art + Design presents: Alphabet Soup 3:00 PM — 7:00 PM Seigfred Hall
Thursday, April 15 School of Art + Design presents: Frame of Perception 3:00 PM — 7:00 PM Baker University Center