Art and Design Academic Programs


Art Education:  This program will prepare students as artist-teachers to meet the needs of diverse student populations. It begins with our B.F.A. degree and, if students want to further their education, they can explore our M.A. in Education or M.A. in Teaching degrees.

Graphic Design:  Our B.F.A. in Art with an emphasis in graphic design focuses on developing students' critical thinking skills while exploring contemporary issues. Students develop a strong understanding of formal design principles, creative problem solving and fluency in multiple mediums.

Interior Design:  Students will learn computer-aided drafting and design, space planning, problem-solving, lighting, and other relevant topics that lead to the creation of inspired spaces. Our B.S. in Interior Design includes a senior research project or internship and encourages related study abroad. 

Studio Art:  Our offerings in studio art include a B.A., a B.F.A and an M.F.A., a 60-hour terminal degree program offering the highest level of instruction in the visual arts.

Students who want a less intense involvement in Art or Design can complement their studies with an Art Minor, which requires 21 hours of approved art courses. 


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