Degree Programs

Collaborative. Multidisciplinary. Personal. Wonderful. These are just a few of the words students use to describe the School of Art and Visual Studies. 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. If you’re searching for a challenging and creative environment—you belong at SA/VS.

SAVS At A Glance

Cover of the 2024 Look BookBrowse our 2024 look book to get an overview of the programs available at SAVS, hear from current students and graduates, and see our facilities.

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Majors, Minors, and Certificates

Saw something interesting in the look book, or already know your path in art? Learn more about our programs.

Art Studio 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


Art Education students take a variety of courses throughout the four-year program to build a strong foundation in studio art and art history, along with the theory and practices of teaching visual art.

Art History & Visual Studies BA


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


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 Studio MFA


The MFA in Art Studio is an interdisciplinary degree that embraces broad forms of making and practice. 

Art Education MA


Considering spaces of visual art learning within and beyond the traditional classroom settings, the program deepens student understanding and implementation of pedagogical practices. 

Art History & Visual Studies MA


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

Curatorial Studies MFA


With courses in art history, art studio, art education, and arts administration—among others—the MFA offers an individualized interdisciplinary degree that prepares students to be highly competitive in a diverse job market.

Art Studio 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.

Art History 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.

Photography Minor


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

Visual Studies Minor


Workplaces today are visually saturated environments, our dominant pastimes are visual media (films, television, video, the Internet, etc.); and information is commonly communicated visually.

Digital Media Design Minor


The minor offers the opportunity to study and practice a broad range of digital applications in the fields of graphic design, video and film production, web design, interactive design and fabrication, and photography.

Filmmaking: Production and Dramatic Writing

Undergraduate Certificate

Students in this cross-disciplinary certificate practice the craft of filmmaking with courses in the Department of Theatre & Dance and the School of Art & Visual Studies.

Created 08/16/2021
Last Updated 02/07/2024