Art

The Bachelor of Arts in Art is designed to provide a broad background in a variety of media for those students who plan to pursue careers in graphic design, web design, photography, digital media, or studio by helping them achieve the necessary artistic and/or computer skills to create marketable imagery and for those students who wish to further graduate or professional work in these or related studies. The School of Arts and Sciences offers Bachelor of Arts in Art with concentrations or emphases in Art and Technology, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Photography, and Web Design.

The student is to complete the required thirty-eight (38) semester hours in Foundational Core courses for the bachelor's degree, along with the thirty (30) semester hours of the Visual Art Core, twenty-four (24) semester hours of a concentration or emphasis, and unrestricted electives for a total of 120 semester hours. Required courses in one emphasis may not be substituted for required courses in another emphasis.

For every credit hour in a studio class, two (2) studio contact hours are required. When this requirement is not scheduled, studios will be open and accessible to students. Because of scheduling and the nature of certain studio materials, course times may vary.

Art & Technology Concentration

Digital technology and art are now interlinked with technology providing new tools for the creative artist. The Art and Technology concentration provides students an opportunity to mix different types of media, both digital and traditional, in order to create new forms of art.

Digital Media Concentration

The Art major is designed to provide a broad background in a variety of media for those students who plan to pursue careers in graphic design, web design, photography, digital media, or studio by helping them achieve the necessary artistic and/or computer skills to create marketable imagery and for those students who wish to further graduate or professional work in these or related studies.

Graphic Design Concentration

In today’s information-driven world, with many messages vying for our attention, Graphic Design has never been more important and it is an ever-growing field with many different career options. Students enrolled in the Graphic Design emphasis will learn the principles and practices of effective visual communication by using type and image and will be proficient in the use of industry-standard design software and tools. Throughout the coursework, students will also create a portfolio of their work that can then be given to prospective employers or used as the basis of admittance into a graduate program.

Photography Concentration

Photography is both a science and an art that is employed in many fields of science, manufacturing, business, fine art, and mass communication. Students enrolled in the Photography emphasis will study advanced camera techniques and applications; the principles of light, color, and composition; creative visual expression; and the history of photography. They will also learn the principles and practices of digital image manipulation using industry-standard computer applications.

Web Design Concentration

The Art major is designed to provide a broad background in a variety of media for those students who plan to pursue careers in graphic design, web design, photography, digital media, or studio by helping them achieve the necessary artistic and/or computer skills to create marketable imagery and for those students who wish to further graduate or professional work in these or related studies

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