Degree Programs

We offer Bachelors of Art and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees...

Majors

APPAREL & TEXTILE DESIGN | BA, BFA

Our program emphasizes creativity and experimentation that mingles design with art.  Students combine fine art, couture, and technical design to create original garments, which reflect an understanding of global issues such as sustainability and cultural dress. The core of the program emphasizes aesthetics and creativity; two-and three-dimensional apparel and textile design skills; design technologies; the historical and cultural aspects of dress and textiles; sustainable design; and the role of apparel and textiles in a global context. 

 

Does unique fashion catch your eye? Is fashion more than just what you wear?  Then, we invite you to join our large, active group of students majoring in Apparel and Textile Design. Whether you dream of working for a well-known designer, opening your own boutique, creating your own line, researching historical dress, or finding your niche in the world of fashion, we have the place for you.

 

You should apply if….Designing and making fashionable clothing is a necessity for you.  Time with your sketch pad, sitting at your sewing machine, or draping a dress form is when you feel most alive.  You love transforming raw materials into an expressive form and finding connections where others see none.  You want to help design the world around you.  Seams pleats, and hems have never-ending potential.  You could re-draw, re-draft, re-drape, re-design, and re-imagine for hours on end.  For you, there’s nothing like the feeling of your designs walking the runway.  If this sounds like you, our program may be just where you belong.  

 

BA Program Overview

BFA Program Overview


ART EDUCATION | BFA

Our art educations students prepare to become visual-arts teachers by engaging in studio production alongside the study of aesthetics, theory, and art education.  The Art Education program prepares students for certification as K-12 Art Teachers.  It is designed to provide students with strong backgrounds in the study of art education and the visual arts.  Coursework is designed to develop expertise in studio art, art history, and pedagogy.  

 

Do you have a passion for the visual arts and teaching?  Do you want a career in art where you can also work with students?  Then, we invite you to join the large, active group of students who are majoring in Art Education. Whether you hope to teach art to students in K-12, community art centers, or elsewhere we have the place for you.


You should apply if…You love learning about studio art, art history, and pedagogy, the science of teaching.  You yearn to help develop your love of art in others. Looking at art, you see both a mirror and a window.  Teaching children how to express themselves through a visual language is an extremely rewarding prospect.  You crave the feeling of exploring and learning about the art within a world-class art museum.  Studio projection is both important and a joy for you. Gaining the skill, knowledge and experience that is required for advancement in the art education field is a major priority.  If this sounds like you, our program may be just where you belong.

 

BFA Program Overview


ART HISTORY & VISUAL CULTURE | BA

Our Art History & Visual Culture students investigate the production, form, and reception of images and objects, past and present, from a multi-cultural perspective.  This incorporates painting, sculpture, and architecture as conventionally defined by art history, but also extends beyond these boundaries to material culture and a wider range of media.  Questions are posted regarding the social, economic, religious, philosophical, and psychological influences affecting those who consume or produce images and objects. 

 

Do you view the history of art as world history?  When you look at art, do you see both a mirror and a window?  Are you interested in the interruption of art and how values and beliefs are given material form?  Do you think art museums and galleries are the highlight of any city? If so, then we invite you to join the active group of students who are majoring in Art History & Visual Culture


You should apply if…You crave meaningful engagement with those also looking to immerse themselves into art scholarship.  The prospect of self-motivated research excites you.  World culture and its creative traditions intrigue you.  Art is not just an object to view, but an idea. You look at a gallery space and see potential for a new experience.  For you, there’s nothing like the feeling of exploring a world-class art museum. If the above sounds like you, our program may be just where you belong.

 

Program Overview

Art History Minor Overview

 

STUDIO ART | BA, BFA

In studio art students explore and create using the language of two– and three–dimensional form, space, and time in various media and technologies. Areas of concentration include:  ceramics,electronic art & intermediagraphic designpaintingphotographyprintmaking, and sculpture.

 

Guided by nationally and internationally recognized faculty, Studio Art students conduct research and creative exploration across numerous study areas.  We promote the production and study of the most enduring creative media; innovation using the latest technology; and investigation of the rich intersections between them.  Student work evokes strong responses as it challenges sensibilities, advances understanding, and ultimately leads to a more creative, critical, and aesthetic engagement with our world.

 

Do you have a passion for ceramics, electronic art & Intermedia, graphic design, painting, printmaking, photography, or sculpture?  Do you love to explore and create using the language of two and three dimensional form, space, and time?  Then, we invite you to join the large, active group of students who are majoring in Studio Art.  Whether you hope to become an exhibiting studio artist; a graphic designer in an ad agency, or a teacher of art, we have the place for you.


You should apply if…Making art is a necessity. Studio time is when you feel most alive.  You happily lose yourself in the process.  You love the feeling of transforming raw materials into an expressive form and finding connections where others see none. You want to be part of designing the world around you. You could re-draw, re-draft, re-drape, re-design, and re-imagine for hours on end. You look at a gallery space and see potential for a new experience.  You look at art and see both a mirror and a window. The prospect of self-motivated research excites you. You know creative problem solving and seeking are the building blocks of the future no matter what the field.  Meaningful engagement with other creative students is what you crave.  And you know there's nothing like the feeling of exploring a world-class art museum. If the above sounds like you, our program may be just where you belong.

 

BA Program Overview

BFA Program Overview