SAVS Areas of Study

With thirty-three full-time faculty and many highly skilled part-time support faculty the School of Art and Visual Studies offers a broad visual arts curriculum.

Art Studio BA, BFA

BA
BFA

A studio art degree prepares you for the creative life you plan to live and opens the door to an inventive career full of exploration, critical thinking, and a practice based in hands-on making

Art Education BA

BA

Students in our Art Education program spend their first two years studying the fundamentals of studio art. Before graduation, they’ll participate in a group exhibition.

Art History & Visual Studies BA

BA

Visual perception is essential to success in many careers. The ability to accurately observe the visual world and articulate its meaning are valuable skills in a broad range of fields including law, medicine, information technology, education, and museum work.

Digital Media Design BS

BS

Students can emphasize areas like commercial photography or graphic design, or take coursework in web design and development, professional printmaking, or animation and fabrication.

Art Education MA

MA

Candidates admitted to the graduate program in Art Education are expected to have completed course work equivalent to an undergraduate major in Art Education (in no case less than 18 hours in Art Education and Education, 12 hours in Art History, and 18 hours in Art Studio).

Art History & Visual Studies MA

MA

The curriculum is structured to provide both breadth and depth of inquiry through a variety of approaches to art history and, more broadly, visual studies.

Curatorial Studies MFA

MFA

Application Deadline: January 6

Contemporary curatorial practice has expanded to embrace creative modes of selecting, presenting, and framing a vast array of cultural products, including artworks.  

Photography Minor

Minor

With over a billion photographs being created everyday, it has never been more important to understand how to make compelling images.

Art History Minor

Minor

Art History is a particularly good minor for students majoring in other fields in the the humanities or the arts. Students from any college may choose to minor in Art History.

Art Studio Minor

Minor

Students may choose between a broad-based introduction to studio arts or a more focused concentration in a specific medium such as ceramics, drawing, intermedia, fiber, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.

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